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  •  Heston's Moses was (4+ / 0-)

    the worst. performance. ever. in a major motion picture.
    The dialogue he was given was atrocious and he couldn't breath a single puff of life into it.

    Conversely, Yul Brynner was handed a role that was also horribly written and made it sing. He utterly lost himself in Ramses. He exulted in the physicality of the role. Totally over the top, yet riveting:

    It makes me wonder how it would have turned out with Heston and Brynner switching roles. Heston as the tyrannical strongman losing his grip and Brynner as a guerilla Moses with Yvonne DeCarlo and Anne Baxter wanting to love him up.

    I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - Seasick Steve

    by ruleoflaw on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 05:57:49 PM PDT

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