Watch the Classic Silent Film The Ten Commandments (1923) with a New Score by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips) & Scott Amendola

For Passover 2021, the cul­ture non­prof­it Reboot has released “a mod­ern day score to Cecil B. Demille’s 1923 clas­sic silent film The Ten Com­mand­ments with Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Steven Drozd (Flam­ing Lips) and Scott Amen­dola.”

Reboot writes: “Berlin, Drozd and Amen­dola cre­at­ed a momen­tous new score for the Exo­dus tale, musi­cal­ly fol­low­ing Moses out of Egypt and into the Dessert where he receives the Ten Com­mand­ments. Cecil B. DeMille’s first attempt at telling the Ten Com­mand­ments sto­ry was in the Silent era year of 1923. The film [now in the pub­lic domain] is bro­ken up into two sto­ries: the sto­ry of the Jew­ish Exo­dus from Egypt and a thin­ly relat­ed ‘present day’ melo­dra­ma.”

Enjoy it all above.

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