Cecil B. DeMille:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

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Journal Articles
Articles on individual Films
The Cheat
Joan the Woman
King of Kings
Samson and Delilah
Ten Commandments


Birchard, Robert S.
Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2004.
MAIN: PN1998.3.D39 B57 2004
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0411/2003024585.html

DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount)
Autobiography. Edited by Donald Hayne. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall, [1959].
UCB Bancroft F867.M6D4
UCB Ed/Psych PN1998.A3.D37 A3
UCB Law Lib KF372.D45 A3
UCB Main PN1998.A3.D37 A3

Edwards, Anne
The DeMilles, an American family / by Anne Edwards; photographic editor Louise Kerz. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1988.
UCB MainCT274.D46 E291 1988

Fleming, Alice Mulcahey
"Cecil B. DeMille." In: The moviemakers / Alice Fleming New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973
UCB Main Stack PN1998.A2.F538

Grace, Pamela
"Gospel truth? From Cecil B. DeMille to Nicholas Ray." In: A companion to literature and film / edited by Robert Stam, Alessandra Raengo. Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Main Stack PN1995.3.C65 2004
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0421/2004017778.html

Higashi, Sumiko.
Cecil B. DeMille: a guide to references and resources / Sumiko Higashi. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, c1985. Series title: A Reference publication in film.
UCB Main PN1993.A3 D387 1985

Higashi, Sumiko.
"Cecil B. Demille and highbrow culture: authorship versus intertextuality." In: Film and authorship / edited and with an introduction by Virginia Wright Wexman. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c2003. Rutgers depth of field series.
UCB Main Stack PN1995.9.A837.F55 2003

Higashi, Sumiko.
Cecil B. DeMille and American culture: the silent era / Sumiko Higashi. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1994.
Online access: UCB: Location: http://www.netlibrary.com/summary.asp?id=21213
UCB Main PN1998.3.D39 H54 1994

Higashi, Sumiko.
"The new woman and consumer culture: Cecil B. DeMille's sex comedies." In: The silent cinema reader / edited by Lee Grieveson and Peter Kramer. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip045/2003013504.html
Main Stack PN1995.75.S547 2004
PFA PN1995.75.S547 2004
Also in:
A feminist reader in early cinema / edited by Jennifer M. Bean and Diane Negra. Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.F467 2002
PFA PN1995.9.W6.F467 2002

Higashi, Sumiko
"Touring the Orient with Lafcadio Hearn and Cecil B. DeMille: highbrow versus lowbrow in a consumer culture." In: The birth of whiteness: race and the emergence of U.S. cinema /edited by Daniel Bernardi. p. 329-53 New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c1996.
Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.B57 1996

Higham, Charles
Cecil B. DeMille. New York, Scribner [1973].
UCB Main PN1998.A3 D391
UCB Moffitt PN1998.A3 .D39

Koury, Phil A.
Yes, Mr. De Mille. New York, Putnam [1959].
UCB Main PN1998.A3 D41 1959

Louvish, Simon.
Cecil B. DeMille : a life in art New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008.
MAIN: PN1998.3.D455 L68 2008
MOFF: PN1998.3.D455 L68 2008

MacMahon, Henry.
The Ten commandments; a novel, by Henry MacMahon, from Jeanie MacPherson's story, produced by Cecil B. De Mille as the celebrated Paramount picture "The Ten commandments", illustrated with scenes from the photoplay. New York, Grosset & Dunlap [c1924].
NRLF$B 301 778

May, Lary.
"Politics dissolved: Cecil B. DeMille and the consumer ideal, 1918-1929." In: Screening the past: film and the representation of history / edited by Tony Barta. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.
Main Stack PN1995.2.S38 1998

Moore, William G.
Fun with Fritz: adventures in early Redlands, Big Bear, and Hollywood with John H. "Fritz" Fisher / compiled by William G. Moore. Redlands, Calif.: Moore Historical Foundation, 1986.
NRLF #: X 50 456

Mourlet, Michel.
Cecil B. DeMille. Presentation par Michel Mourlet avec la collaboration de Michel Marmin. Choix de propos et textes de Cecil B. DeMille. Extraits de scenarios, panorama critique, temoignages, filmographie, bibliographie .. Paris, Seghers, 1968. Series title: Cinema d'aujourd'hui (Seghers (Firm)); 53.
NRLF $D 60 067

Musser, Charles
"Divorce, DeMille, and the comedy of remarriage." In: Classical Hollywood comedy / edited by Kristine Brunovska Karnick and Henry Jenkins. New York: Routledge, 1995. AFI film readers.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C55.C56 1995

Ringgold, Gene.
The films of Cecil B. DeMille, by Gene Ringgold and DeWitt Bodeen. [1st ed.]. New York, Citadel Press [1969]
UCB Main PN1998.A3 D37 R56

Wallace, David.
"Mr. Movies, Cecil B. Demille and filmmaking in Hollywood's golden age." In: Lost Hollywood / David Wallace. 1st ed. New York: LA Weekly Book for St. Martin's Press, 2001.
Main Stack PN1993.5.U65.W29 2001
UCB Bancroft PN1993.5.U65.W29 2001

Woessner, Charles.
Cecil B. DeMille: screen-prophet and cinema-apostle / by Charles Woessner. 1st ed. Tulare, Calif.: Tulare Times, [1935?].
GTU GTU Lib PN1998.3.D39 W64 1935z

Journal Articles

Berthomieu, P.
"The Westerns Of Cecil B.Demille." Positif. May 1996

Bodeen, DeWitt
"Cecil B. DeMille." Films in Review; Vol.XXXII nr.7 (Sept-Aug 1981); p.385-397,429,433,444
Bio-filmographic article on the American film director to commemorate his centenary.

Bowen, Thomas.
"Cecil B. DeMille and the Tiburon Island Adventure." Journal of the Southwest 2004 46(3): 559-592.
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"To get some relief from his work on his 1923 version of The Ten Commandments, director Cecil B. DeMille decided to take a hunting and fishing trip to the Gulf of California to visit Tiburon Island. The island was home to the notorious Seri Indians, who were rumored to be cannibals after two visiting parties disappeared in the 1890's. This article considers the numerous logistical problems involved in obtaining the needed permission for the trip due to the director's reputation for being uncomplimentary to Mexico in his previous works. The article also details the trip itself, which took place on a 106-foot Gloucester schooner, from which guests busied themselves with fishing, hunting, and hikes to ruins wherever they went ashore. However, gale winds forced the party to return to Los Angeles via train, never reaching their destination of Tiburon. In 1956, an account of DeMille's trip appeared, one with a decidedly Mexican perspective, stating that the real object of DeMille's hunting expedition was the Seris. The article concludes by discussing the ensuing investigation concerning, on the one side, the reporter's motivation for writing the story and, on the other, the director's real motivation for his trip to Tiburon." [America: History and Life]

Brégent-Heald, Dominique.
"The Redcoat and the Ranger: Screening Bilateral Friendship in Cecil B. DeMille's North West Mounted Police (1940)." American Review of Canadian Studies, Spring2008, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p43-61, 19p
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Christie, Ian
"Grand illusions." (profiling Cecil B. DeMille) Sight and Sound Dec 1991 v1 n8 p18(4)
"A critique that considers the background of Cecil B. DeMille's works will help people understand him as a pioneer of modern cinema. The accusations against him of hypocrisy, vulgarity, egotism and sentimentality are superficial and ignore the background of DeMille's works. He is a difficult artist to classify because his films deal with a variety of subjects." [Expanded Academic Index]

Costa de Beauregard, Raphaelle
"Authority, Protestantism and Cecil B DeMille's Early Silent Films (1913-1923)." Anglophonia: French Journal of English Studies, vol. 17, pp. 399-407, 2005

D'Arc, J.V.
"So let it be written...." Literature/Film Quarterly; Vol.XIV nr.1 (Jan 1986); p.2-9
On the history of the writing of C.B.DeM.'s autobiography.

Gardner, Jared.
"Covered Wagons and Decalogues: Paramount's Myths of Origins." Yale Journal of Criticism. 13(2):361-89. 2000 Fall
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Higashi, Sumiko
"Cecil B. DeMille and the Lasky Company. Legitimating feature film as art." Film History; Vol.IV nr.3 (1990); p.181-197
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"Documents the strategy of the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company to exploit the affinity between stage and screen in order to acquire cultural legitimacy during an era of progressive reform." [FIAF]

Jacobs, Lea
"Belasco, DeMille and the development of Lasky lighting." Film History; Vol.V nr.4 (Dec 1993); p.404-418
"On the technical development and aesthetic use of artificial lighting in film by Cecil B. DeMille in 1915-1916, who, it is argued, borrowed heavily from the lighting techniques of David Belasco's theatrical productions." [FIAF]

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"The deep focus typecasting of Joseph Schildkraut as Judas figure in four DeMille films." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, (2004, Spring) 6, 1-34.
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Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Cecil B. DeMille and the art of applied suggestibility: Violence, sex and false memories within his biblical (and other) cinema." Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media, 35(Spring), 41-62, 2011

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Cecil B. DeMille: Hollywood macho man and the theme of masculinity within his biblical (and other) cinema." Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality, 2(2), 116-138.(2008).

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
Come again?! Cecil B. DeMille’s belief in reincarnation and karma: Its cinematic (and other) consequences. The Esoteric Quarterly, 7(2), 17-31, 2011

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Hollywood, DeMille and homage: Five heuristic categories." Trames: A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2009, 13(63/8), 1, 64-82.

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"The Plainsman (1937): Cecil B. DeMille's Greatest Authenticity Lapse?" Kinema, Spring 2003

Malamud, Margaret.
"Pyramids in Las Vegas and in Outer Space: Ancient Egypt in Twentieth-Century American Architecture and Film." Journal of Popular Culture. 34(1):31-47. 2000

Mitchell, Greg
"Winning a battle but losing the war over the blacklist." (Joseph L. Mankiewucz's battle with Cecil B. DeMille over loyalty oaths to be members of the Screen Actors Guild during Hollywood's Red Scare) The New York Times Jan 25, 1998 v147 s2 p13(N) col 2 (56 col in)

Nichols, Peter M.
"When DeMille was more auteur than showman" (how director Cecil B. DeMille's management and directing style from 1914 through the 1920s influenced the development of Hollywood's motion picture industry) The New York Times June 22, 1997 v146 s2 pH26(N) pH26(L) col 1 (18 col in)

Palmer, A.W..
"Cecil B. De Mille writes America's history for the 1939 World's Fair." Film History; Vol.V nr.1 (Mar 1993); p.36-48
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The influence of historian James T. Shotwell on "Land of liberty", a Cecil B. DeMille-produced propaganda film depicting major events in US history for the 1939 World's Fair.

Patt, George C.
"Forty-five Years of Picture Making: An Interview with Cecil B. DeMille." Film History, 1989, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p133-145, 13p
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Perlmutter, Ruth
"For God, country and whoopee; DeMille and the floss." Film Comment; Vol.XII nr.1 (Jan-Feb 1976); p.24-28
An analysis of the bourgeois modes and codes in DeMille's films, with particular attention to "Male and female".

Pratt, George C..
"Forty-five years of picture making: an interview with Cecil B. DeMille." Film History; Vol.III nr.2 (1989); p.133-145
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C.B.DeMille discusses his early career and mentions his favourite titles.

Vermillion, Billy Budd.
"The Remarriage Plot In the 1910s." Film History [Australia] 2001 13(4): 359-371.
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"Discusses the remarriage plot used in French and American comedies and farces on stage and film before 1920. Films used stage plays or borrowed heavily from them. Cecil DeMille's trilogy of divorce films during 1918-20, often seen as innovative, followed the precedents set by the plays Anti-Matrimony, The New York Idea, Seven Days, and other farces." [America: History and Life]

Books and Articles About Individual Movies

The Cheat

Balides, Constance
"Character as Economics: Fordism, The Consuming Housewife and The Cheat." In: Celebrating 1895 : the centenary of cinema. pp. 163-71. Sydney : John Libbey & Company, c1998.
MAIN: PN1993.4 .C28 1998;

Chang, R. S. (Robert S.Chang, R. S.
"Dreaming in Black and white: racial-sexual policing in The birth of a Nation, The cheat, and Who Killed Vincent Chin?" In: Disoriented : Asian Americans, law, and the nation-state New York : New York University Press, c1999.

Deutelbaum, Marshall.
"The Cheat." In: The Rivals of D. W. Griffith: Alternate Auteurs 1913-1918 / program and catalogue editing by Richard Koszarski. Minneapolis : The Center, 1976
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.W28 1976

Higashi, Sumiko.
Cecil B. DeMille and American culture: the silent era / Sumiko Higashi. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1994.
UCB Main PN1998.3.D39 H54 1994

Higashi, Sumiko.
"Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Film: DeMille's The Cheat." In: Unspeakable images : ethnicity and the American cinema Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1991.
MAIN: PN1995.9.M56 U57 1991
MOFF: PN1995.9.M56 U57 1991
ETHN: PN1995.9.M56 U57 1991; Housed at Ethnic Studies Library.

Higashi, Sumiko.
"Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Film: DeMille's The Cheat." In: Unspeakable images: ethnicity and the American cinema / edited by Lester D. Friedman. pp: 112-39 Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1991.
Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.U57 1991
MoffittPN1995.9.M56.U57 1991
Compar Ethn PN1995.9.M56.U57 1991

Marchetti, Gina
"The rape fantasy: The Cheat and Broken blossoms." In: Romance and the "yellow peril": race, sex, and discursive strategies in Hollywood fiction / Gina Marchetti.p. 10-45. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1993.
UC Berkeley users only
Main Stack PN1995.9.A78.M37 1993
MoffittPN1995.9.A78.M37 1993

Staiger, Janet.
"The Butterfly." In: Bad women : regulating sexuality in early American cinema / Janet Staiger. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
Full text available online [UCB users only]
Main PN1995.9.W6 S73 1995
Moffitt PN1995.9.W6 S73 1995

Welsh, Jim.
"DeMille's Sensation Restored: Kino on Video's The Cheat (1915)." Literature-Film Quarterly. 24(4):452-53. 1996.

Welsh, Jim.
"C. B. DeMille: 70 Annotated Films,: Literature/Film Quarterly. 2004. Vol. 32, Iss. 4; p. 317 (2 pages)
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Joan the Woman

Acocella, Joan
"Burned Again: The Woman at the Stake is Worthy of Another Five Hundred Years of Obsession." The New Yorker 75:34 [15 November 1999] p.98-106
"Discusses the life of Joan of Arc and the way in which this historical figure has been depicted in theater and film. Provides an overview of the historical facts about Joan of Arc and discusses various historical interpretations of her actions. Compares the Joan of Arc character in the following films: "Joan the Woman" directed by Cecil B. DeMille (1916); "La Merveilleuse Vie de Jeanne d'Arc" directed by Marco de Gastyne (1928); "Joan of Arc" directed by Victor Fleming (1948); "Saint Joan" directed by Otto Preminger (1957); "Passion of Joan of Arc" directed by Carl Dreyer (1928); "Trial of Joan of Arc" ["Le procès de Jeanne d'Arc"] directed by Robert Bresson (1962); "Joan the Maid" ["Jeanne la Pucelle"] directed by Jacques Rivette (1994); and "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" directed by Luc Besson (1999)." [International Index to the Performing Arts]

Blaetz, Robin.
"Cecil B. DeMille's Joan the Woman." Studies in Medievalism. 6:109-22. 1994.

Myers, Eric
"Joan the Woman." (Geraldine Farrar) video recording reviews) Opera News Nov 1997 v62 n5 p70(2) (604 words)
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Nichols, Peter M.
"When DeMille was more auteur than showman." (how director Cecil B. DeMille's management and directing style from 1914 through the 1920s influenced the development of Hollywood's motion picture industry) The New York Times June 22, 1997 v146 s2 pH26(N) pH26(L) col 1 (18 col in)

King of Kings

Herman, Felicia.
"'The Most Dangerous Anti-Semitic Photoplay in Filmdom': American Jews and The King of Kings." (DeMille, 1927) Velvet Light Trap. 46:12-25. 2000
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"Examines the relationship between the American Jewish community and the motion picture industry in the 20th century. Analyzes the 1927 blockbuster film "The King of Kings" directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Considers anti-Semitic sentiment prior to World War II in the United States. Informs that DeMille's film spurred the creation of the first official relationship between an American Jewish organization, the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, and the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association (MPPDA), as well as a promise that the MPPDA would not allow production of films which denigrated the Jews in any way. Remarks on the popular response to this film and the controversy that ensued." [International Index to the Performing Arts]

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Judas Iscariot: The archetypal betrayer and DeMille's cine-biblical salvation within The King of Kings (1927)." European Journal of American Studies, EJAS 2008-2, 1-21.

Maltby, Richard
"The King of kings and the Czar of all the rushes: the propriety of the Christ story." Screen; Vol.XXXI nr.2 (Summer 1990); p.188-213
Exploration of the institutional context in which the 1927 film "King of kings" was produced and how it attempted to establish a close relationship between the Protestant churches and the US film industry through the MPPDA.

Ohad-Karny, Yael
"Anticipating Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: The controversy over Cecil B. De Mille's 'The King of Kings'." Jewish History Volume 19, Number 2 June 2005 Pages: 189 - 210
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Cecil. B. De. Mille's epic production The King of Kings (1927), though not the first to recreate a Passion Play, raised first a quiet and then a more public Jewish outcry, which lead to rancor and, eventually, changes, if minor, in the film. The Anti-Defamation League also reached an agreement with the Motion Picture Producers Association allowing it to preview potentially problematic films. Jews were especially outraged at De Mille's pernicious portrayal of Caiaphas, but saw the film in its entirety as arousing anti-Semitism. De Mille himself felt misunderstood. By contrast, Mel Gibson's, The Passion of the Christ (2004), which uses cinema realite to create a sense of horror, evoked an immediate public uproar, although with no concessions on Gibson's part. Following the story of reactions to The King of Kings compared to reactions to The Passion of the Christ provides important perspective on the evolving Jewish self image in the United States between 1927 and today.

Samson and Delilah

Barbarow, George
"DeMille's Folk Epic." The Hudson Review, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Winter, 1950), pp. 596-599
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Doniol-Valcroze, Jacques
"Samson, Cecil and Delilah." Wide Angle; Vol.XI nr.4 (Oct 1989); p.32-41
In this article from 'Cahiers du Cinéma' (1951), Jacques Doniol-Valcroze makes an early plea for an auteurist approach to cinema, focusing on the themes in the work of Cecil B. DeMille, notably "Samson and Delilah"

Kozlovic, Anton Karl.
"Constructing the motherliness of Manoah's wife in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949)." Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 4(1), 1-20, 2006

Kozlovic, Anton Karl.
"The construction of Samson’s three lovers in Cecil B. DeMille’s Technicolor Testament, Samson and Delilah (1949)." Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 7(1), 1-31, 2011

Kozlovic, A.K.
"Creating the cinematic illusion of Samson's phenomenal strength in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949). Belphegor: Popular Literature and Media Culture, 6(2), 1-37.

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Exploring the Subtle Varieties of Love Within Cecil B. Demille's Samson and Delilah (1949)." Kinema,

Kozlovic, A.K.
"Have Lamb Will Martyr: Samson as a Rustic Christ-Figure in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah."
online article
"Christic imagery has long been employed in art across media to enhance the resonance of the characters, images, etc. As one of the essential mythic stories of the Western world, by appealing to the audience's knowledge of the New Testament authors have made otherwise intolerable characters appear sympathetic. Cecil B. DeMille's Samson is no exception to this. Cecil B. DeMille was a seminal founder of Hollywood, an unsung auteur and a master of the American biblical epic; however, critics have routinely dismissed him as unfashionable, inauthentic and disingenuous. In the following essay, Anton Karl Kozlovic sets out to address this issue and examine DeMille's credentials as a legitimate popular artist inspired by the Bible. According to Kozlovic, DeMille's indelible Technicolor testament Samson and Delilah (1949) provides a good example of his creative prowess and Christian religious commitment, and serves as a shining example of why this important figure in the history of cinema deserves renewed critical attention in the interdisciplinary genre of religion-and-film."

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Making a 'bad' woman wicked: The devilish construction of Delilah within Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949)." McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, 7, 70-102, 2006

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"The old story teller as a John the Baptist-figure in DeMille's Samson and Delilah." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture: A WWWeb Journal, 8(3), 1-10.(2006).

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Samson as a Moses-figure in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949)." Americana – E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, 5(1), 1-11. 2009

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Samson, Cecil, and Lion Imagery within DeMille's Samson." Journal of Media and Religion, Volume 8, Issue 3 July 2009 , pages 158 - 171
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Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Serpentine evil and the Garden of Eden: On DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949). Bright Lights Film Journal, 60 (May), 1-4. 2008

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"The subtle varieties of pain engineered into Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949)." Velox: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Film, 2(1), 21-43. (2008).

Ten Commandments

Birchard, R. S.
"DeMille and The Ten Commandments (1923): a match made in heaven." American Cinematographer v. 73 (September 1992) p. 77-81

Bourget, J.
"Another Look At Demille,Cecil,B. The 'Ten Commandments'." Positif July 1984

Brosnan, Peter
"Cecil B. DeMille's Ten Commandments set lay buried for 68 years, but a filmmmaker says he can dig it." People Weekly April 1, 1991 v35 n12 p47(2)
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Fagan, Brian
"Digging DeMille." (Cecil B. DeMille, film maker)(excavation of the set of The Ten Commmandments) (column) Archaeology March-April 1991 v44 n2 p16(3)

Finucane, Stephanie
"Under the dunes, a city by DeMille." (searching for Cecil B. DeMille's 'Ten Commandments' movie set in Guadalupe, California) (National Pages) (column) The New York Times Nov 26, 1990 v140 pA11(N) pA14(L) col 1 (14 col in)

Gardner, Jared.
"Covered Wagons and Decalogues: Paramount's Myths of Origins." Yale Journal of Criticism. 13(2):361-89. 2000 Fall
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Higashi, Sumiko.
"Antimodernism as Modern Representation in a Consumer Culture: Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments." In: The persistence of history: cinema, television, and the modern event / edited by Vivian Sobchack. pp: 91-112. New York: Routledge, 1996. AFI film readers.
Grad SvcsPN1995.2.P47 1996 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
Main Stack PN1995.2.P47 1996

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"The art of creative scriptural extrapolation: Bithiah, Mered and 1 Chronicles 4:18 within Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956)." Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media, 33, 2010, 4-30,

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"The construction of a Christ-figure within the 1956 and 1923 versions of Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments." Journal of Religion and Film, 10(1), 2006; 1-26 & 1-9

Louvish, Simon; Felperin, Leslie
"The Bible from God to DreamWorks./ The prince of Egypt." Sight & Sound; Vol.IX nr.1 (Jan 1999); p.22-25,54-55
Looks at the depiction of Exodus in "The prince of Egypt", comparing it to "The ten commandments". Features comment on the rivalry between Disney and DreamWorks and the lack of artistry of 'corporate' animated features.

Nadel, Alan.
"God's Law and the Wide Screen: The Ten Commandments as Cold War 'Epic'." PMLA (Publications of the Modern Language Association of America). 108(3):415-30. 1993 May.
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"The lost city of DeMille." (Cecil B. DeMille's sets for his film 'The Ten Commandments')
Grand Street Summer 1994 v13 n1 p198(11)

Mountain, J.K.
"I'm ready for my excavation, Mr. DeMille." (excavation of set for 1923 movie 'The Ten Commandments' by Cecil B. DeMille) Omni July 1992 v14 n10 p14(1) (579 words)

Noerdlinger, Henry S.
Moses and Egypt: the documentation of the picture the Ten Commandments / by Henry S. Noerdlinger; with an introduction by Cecil B. deMille. Los Angeles: University of Southern California Press, 1956.
GTU GTU Lib BV4655 .N63 1956
GTU SFTS Lib BV4655 .N63 1956

Orrison, Katherine
Written in stone: making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, the Ten commandments / Katherine Orrison; exclusive Egyptian location photographs by Ken Whitmore. Lanham: Vestal Press, c1999.
UCB Main PN1997.T39 O77 1999

Ostriker, Alicia.
"Whither Exodus? Movies as Midrash." Michigan Quarterly Review. 42 (1): 139-50. 2003 Winter

Schroeder, Caroline T.
"Ancient Egyptian Religion on the Silver Screen: Modern Anxieties about Race, Ethnicity, and Religion." Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 7 No. 2 October 2003
"This essay examines the depiction of religion, race, and ethnicity in four films: The Mummy, Stargate, The Ten Commandments, and Prince of Egypt. Each film explicitly or implicitly, deliberately or not uses ancient Egyptian religion as a foil to dramatize American concerns about race and ethnicity. The foil is the mysterious, and often false, religiosity of an often Orientalized religious and ethnic other."

Sheen, Erica.
"The Ten Commandments and The Prince of Egypt: Biblical Adaptation and Global Politics in the 1990s." Polygraph. 12:85-99. 2000.

Sobchack, Vivian
"What Is Film History? Or the Riddle of the Sphinxes." Spectator - The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television 20:1 [Fall 1999-Winter 2000] p.8-22
"Acknowledges that the definition of "film" as an object of study has not only broadened considerably but has also been increasingly destabilized as an object and form. Indicates that the definition of "history" has also undergone a similar metamorphoses. Discusses how these factors have redefined film history and its study thereof. Focuses particularly on Peter Brosnan's excavation of Guadalupe Dunes in California to uncover the City of the Pharoah set of Cecil B. DeMille's silent movie version of "The Ten Commandments," which was filmed in 1923." [International Index to the Performing Arts]

Steinfels, Peter
"Looking away from DeMille to find Moses." (analysis of how motion pictures and television programs depict Moses; Cecil B. DeMille) The New York Times April 7, 1996 v145 s2 pH31(N) pH31(L) col 1 (40 col in)

Tooze, G. Andrew.
"Moses and the Reel Exodus." Journal of Religion and Film. 7 (1): 51 paragraphs. 2003 Apr.

Vernet, Marc
"Wings of the desert; or, The invisible superimpositions." Velvet Light Trap; nr.28 (Fall 1991); p.65-72
Reads various cinematic 'superimpositions' into Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 remake of his silent film "The ten commandments". (Trans. from 'Vertigo' 6-7, March 1991)

Wright, Melanie Jane
"Coming in from the Cold (War): Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956)." In: Moses in America : the cultural uses of biblical narrative / Melanie J. Wright. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Wright, Melanie Jane
"The Ten Commandments" In: Religion and film : an introduction London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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