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The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

L. Brosnan, Peter
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In 1982 Peter Brosnan heard a story about an ancient Egyptian City buried in California. For thirty years he has been fighting to dig it up. In 2012, with funding from an independent "angel," an archaeological excavation of the site finally took place. Because the filmmakers began their work in the 1980's, they were able to capture interviews with many of the people - actors, writers, chariot drivers and extras - who worked with DeMille in 1923. They also filmed interviews with people who worked on the second version of The Ten Commandments. The two versions of The Ten Commandments were like bookends on the remarkable career of Cecil B. DeMille. The documentary tells the story of these two films, interwoven with the story of the archaeological excavation of the site, as well as the incredible obstacles the project faced. Official Selection at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. "With its astute capsule biography of DeMille and firsthand accounts from people who worked with him, the film pays tribute to one of Hollywood's most innovative and commercially successful founding fathers." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille.

Random Media, 2017.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Agnes DeMille, Cecil B. DeMille, Charlton Heston, Jesse Lasky, Peter L. Brosnan

Originally produced by Random Media in 2017.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

L. Brosnan, Peter, film director.; DeMille, Agnes, actor.; B. DeMille, Cecil, actor.; Heston, Charlton, actor.; Lasky, Jesse, actor.; L. Brosnan, Peter, actor.

Random Media (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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