Egypt goes back in history thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians didn’t only build enduring wonders like the obelisks and temples but they also established a lingering centralized government with the king dominating and ruling like God over a highly organized society.
via DR. ASHRAF EZZAT: Power to The People of Historic Egypt.
The value of the obelisk is driven from the thousands of years it has managed to endure with the inscriptions in hieroglyphs- ancient Egyptian writing- intact on the surface of the stone.
via Dr. Ashraf Ezzat: Egypt to Central Park: We Want Cleopatras Needle Back.
Muslim Human Shields to Protect Egyptian Christians.
“The terrorist attack on Alexandria church was highly planned and professionally executed and the culprits seemed to have worked out a thoroughly detailed operation but they missed out on one vital detail, namely the culture and traditions of Egyptians”
The Egyptian civilization hardly registered nor mentioned any reference of the Israeli- or their dramatic exodus – as if they never existed, or maybe existed but not in the glorified way depicted by the Jewish authors in the bible.
via The exodus from Egyptology.
A film by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
To tell a story, that is one thing we all are familiar with. But to tell a historic story, that is something a few are capable of.
This is the kind of movies which impression lasts more than you may expect. That is because FARAON throws fundamental questions about power, religion and a not so usual element in the movies, economy. And from a very realistic approach, surrounded by intrigues and superstition. That was, probably, the world in Ancient Egypt.
The cinematography goes flawless, with powerful visuals, and slow pace. Performance conveys audience to states of anguish, uncertainty, fear, rage, and often sensuality, with a perfect theatrical top class acting, and economy of means.
Only the music from Adam Walacinski lags a bit behind, and would benefit from some more ambition.
A classic from 1966 which track no other movie has followed.