This is the best story of The Ten Commandments, with a soundtrack by members of the Flaming Lips and Los Lobos (video)

In celebration of Passover, which begins tonight, I suggest watching The Ten Commandments, by Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 silent film epic of the biblical story of the Exodus. (The full movie also includes a separate modern story that I never bothered to watch.) The Parting of the Red Sea sequence is absolutely magnificent and worth the price of admission alone.

The above version features a new score by Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd, Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, and drummer Scott Amendola, produced by my friend and BB collaborator David Katznelson, executive director of Jewish arts and culture organization Reboot.

As you may recall, just a few years ago, archaeologists excavated the “Lost City of Demille,” the Egyptian film set that had been buried for almost 100 years in the sand dunes of Santa Barbara County, California.

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