Saturday, October 21, 2006

"The Plagues"

The Prince of Egypt - The Plagues



For fun, here is the song "The Plagues" along with its video sequence in the DreamWorks production, "The Prince of Egypt." This is one of the several highlights of the film for many of its fans. It does not, however, include the death of the firstborn sequence, which the film treats in a rather theologically profound way (a topic for a future post?).

The "Plagues" sequence is a duet between Moses and Ramses, with a chorus in the background, chanting ominously "I send the swarm, I send the horde — thus saith the Lord" as Moses’ and Ramses’ lines overlap.

2 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

Steve, when I taught high school students at an Episcopal School, we watched this movie in the "Hebrew Foundations" course. The students had mostly all seen it, but we enjoyed it in class and then did some work to compare it with the Biblical text ... trying to impart a bit of a hermeneutic of suspicion (at least about movies) [...and, I can thank VTS for teaching me the term "hermeneutic of suspicion"!]

Thanks for sharing it, I need to find out from you how you were able to post it!

Sat Oct 21, 07:08:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

Thanks, Peter. YouTube makes posting film clips from their website really very easy. There are some detailed notes at: http://www.youtube.com/t/help_share#embed01 ---Steve

Sat Oct 21, 12:05:00 PM GMT-5  

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