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zcno| The Prince of Egypt
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1998
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Director: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner
Screenplay: Nicholas Meyer, Philip LaZebnik
Producer: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Linda Olszewski, P.J. Hanke
Cast: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 99
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: DTS Surround Sound
Subtitles: English
Features: Animated
Studio:  Dreamworks Video DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  Nov 2000 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
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Reviews:  s it true to the Biblical account? Yes and no. At the beginning of the film we read the words that it is an "adaptation" of the story and "artistic and historic licence has been taken." So is it true that the account of Moses is not there? " The biblical story of Moses can be found in the book of Exodus," so says the first moment of the film. I would say yes with reservation.

The cartoon style is gone I believe. Instead, one can imagine what it was like during that time. The use of computers to do some of the imaging of it is astounding! One can only imagine what it was like for Moses on the Red Sea opening the waves -- so spectacular!

Musically it is nothing short of stupendous. Composer Hans Zimmer did an outstanding job. I think I can stand there and sing or hum the tune so great was his score.

I have a couple of favorite moments in the film I want to share with you. When Moses approached the burning bush God spoke to him. Never had I ever experienced God speaking to me like that. It is so awsome and fantastic.

Then when Moses comes up to the Red Sea God speaks to him again more magnificently. The waves parting, the sea creatures looking at those strange people, all with Zimmer doing what he knows best -- an arousing theme that God would be proud of!

So does this film honor God when death and destruction are all around us? When the first time where we find ourselves thinking about Him in this film we praise and glorify His name. I think that is a film which magnifies and honors God, don't you?


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