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On Location: Eqypt in California

On Location: Eqypt in California

“Location, location, location!”

If the place where the story is set is important, then the movie version of that story should be shot in that place or at least somewhere that looks like that place.

For The Ten Commandments, the final film of his career, legendary Hollywood director Cecile B. DeMille took his cameras, cast and crew off to Egypt, Mount Sinai and the Sinai Peninsula.

Here’s the 1956 film’s trailer:

 But shooting “on location” can be expensive and so movie makers often end up filming at place that stands-in for the “real place,” just as stunt doubles do for film stars.

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