The Life Of Moses (1905)
Original title: La Vie de Moїse
(Country Spesific) Life Of Moses
(Country Spesific) La Vida Moisés
(Original) La Vie de Moїse
(Country Spesific) Moses and the Exodus from Egypt
(France) Pathé Frères
(USA) Pathé Frères
(USA) S. Lubin
(US Import) Pathé Frères
CategoriesAngels Bible Movie Biblical Drama Black and White Burning Bush Drama Idolatry Manna Moses Old Testament Short Silent Film The Exodus The Ten Commandments DramaShortAngels, Bible Movie, Biblical Drama, Black and White, Burning Bush, Idolatry, Manna, Moses, Old Testament, Silent Film, The Exodus, The Ten Commandments
This very beautiful film shows us the whole life of Moses, from his very infancy to the moment when he delivers the Ten Commandments to his people. The story of Moses is too well known to be repeated and we assure our customers that this film is the truest reproduction possible, its photography being superb. We feel convinced that this subject will soon reach the same high standards as our world-known "Life and Passion of Christ."
Source: Lubin Catalog
This film is one of the first about Moses, but I found it pretty good even so. It does require some foreknowledge of the story, but past that it is quite spectacular. We get the first scene dividing the red sea! We get burning bush! We get drowning armies. We get a real snake! Apart from this, I liked the attention of details added, and things like Moses hitting and destroying the golden calf with the ten commandments is pretty cool. The negatives are that some of the shots are a bit long, and the actors crossing the red sea are not very happy looking.