Celluloid-stumper: The Ten Commandments

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Ransom's great post on the anniversary of "Talkies" got me in an anniversary mood. Yesterday, Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The Ten Commanments, celebrated its 50th, believe it or not. So in honor of old Cecil, I present today's stumper, which I think you'll find a bit harder than those from past weeks.

Rules: as always, no lookin nuttin' up nohow, nowhere!

Question #1:The Ten Commandments was nominated for seven Oscars but it only won one. For what?

Question #2: Cecil B. DeMille directed 80 films between 1914 and 1956. The Ten Commandments was his last film, though it was based on another film he'd already made in 1923? What was its name?

Question #3: Speaking of The Ten Commandments, list them from 1 to 10 in order.

Bonus Question: A couple weeks ago, I had a humorous send-up of the commandments called Covenant Schmovenant published by our good friends, TheMorningNews.org. In it, I state that the language of the covenant is different from the rest of the writings found in the Old Testament, more similar in style to standard legal contracts of the era. Is this true or false?

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