“So let it be written….. so let it be done”.
Easter and Passover fall on the same weekend and you can’t help but think of the annual broadcast of “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS” starring Charlton Heston in this biblical pot-boiler.
A 1950’s Hollywood mega-production of spectacle and manifest Christendom to lure audiences away from the free entertainment on small-screen t.v.’s.
Rollicking, blood, scalping, and thunder….. and the 10 Plagues of Egypt.
Just read over these– rivers turning to blood, the descent of frogs & locusts, and “creeping death” robbing Egyptian households “of the first-born”. This sounds like the handiwork of Beetlejuice, perhaps subcontracted “by the spirit world” to sow mischief.
After all, the spirit “set loose” in THE EXORCIST was a middle-Eastern demon arisen from an ancient curse to bedevil modern man, true enough “as it would be” back in days of yore.
As for his moral credentials? Just look at “Six Flags”…..
You can’t guarantee that the character “running the laser light-show” at a theme park is necessarily “a holy character”, along with vendors selling hotdogs and t-shirts, but as long as “the seem well-groomed, enough” and show up to work on time– promoters “will look the other way”.
I’ve seen gnarled-up, porky types snarl with snaggle-teeth as they direct ticket-buyers to their seats at the Monster-Truck rally.
Where each crowd “is a blessing” and moved-along by the more brutish means “of crowd-control” and open festival seating.
The ways of the road…… another town, another gig.
THE RODEO OF SOULS, kids “under 12” get in free. An American institution.
“We’re #1”, a giant foam finger.
Apocalypse never heard such a blood-roar from the stands…..