25 March 2008

Moses!

It's confession time, people. I have a strange compulsion that, whenever Cecil B. DeMille's epic film The Ten Commandments is broadcast on television, I must watch it from title to credits. Of course I've seen it at least a dozen times, but that didn't stop me this weekend.

One of my top ten cinematic moments occurs in the first part of the movie: Nefretiri (played by Anne Baxter) leans over the palace balcony when she spies Charlton Heston approaching and throatily - nay, lustily - shouts, "Moses!" It's my favorite bit of overacting ever.

So dig deep and unburden your freshly-won soul in the comment section, o readers: what's your crazy gotta-see-it, gotta-listen-to-it, gotta-just-because guilty pleasure?

7 comments:

deb said...

wow. this is such a private question.

"Revenge of the Nerds"

Weeeeeeeeee are the champions, my friends. . . . .

and, in old business:

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chumly said...

It is in my video collection, good movie.

ponka said...

I secretly sometimes kinda sorta like listening to NSYNC (but don't tell anybody!)

Scott said...

Drumline. And also Bring It On. And also Annie.

BrianJ said...

I, like you, look forward to Easter weekend when they broadcast The 10 Commandments. I love the moment when Lillia says "Anything Dathan, anything." Talk about overacting. And I just realized over the weekend, that there are some very funny lines in Mrs Doubtfire-and, slightly off color-Robin Williams saying to Pierce Brosnan-"hope you're wearing cocktail sauce-she has crabs-and we're not talking Dungeness."

Eric said...

Legally Blonde

Paulette: "I'm takin' the dog...Dumb-ass!"

Eric said...

Another Paulette: "So what's this Vivian got that you don't have? Three tits?"