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The ten commandments
Drama, History, by Cecil B. De Mille, United States, 1923.
Classic of silent cinema is the first version of "The Ten Commandments" directed and produced by Cecil B. De Mille. A film that, for the time, was a colossal of enormous proportions. De Mille spent $ 1.4 million building an Egyptian town near Guadalupe, California. Colossal statues, pyramids, temples and other constructions represented a real marvel of cinematic fiction. To prevent such a rich set from being used by other directors, De Mille preferred to destroy everything at the end of the shooting.