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In other words, his leadership ability wasn't developed out of his material gifts. The Bible says, for instance, that Moses was "slow of speech" Ex. I don't think we really know if it was a speech impediment or whether he didn't know how to talk to people. Maybe he was incredibly shy.
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Yet regardless of the nature of this particular struggle, Moses triumphed through faith in God. In a film depicting a religious story, there is often a question about how to represent the voice of God. On this film I understand there were creative approaches.
Can you tell us about that? The original idea was to have the voice of God be represented by a myriad of voices. A wonderful idea, but it didn't work dramatically. So they came back to the very solid theological idea that God comes to you in a voice that you can hear or comprehend. So they asked me to go back and record the voice of God. So it's as though, when Moses hears the voice of God, it's coming to him as his own voice? It's not exactly the voice of Moses, but it's a familiar sound to him.
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I loved that idea. In your film career you've portrayed rock stars, lion hunters, a caped crusader in a bat suit, even a saint. Was there anything unique about portraying a Bible character? In this case it has to do with the story. Moses is a central figure for Muslim, Christian, and Jewish faiths. My assumption was that some "expert" would try to politicize the story and say, "Really, it should be told like this. There was virtually universal approval for the way we were telling the story. The approach taken to the film was a very courageous move on the part of Jeffery Katzenberg, the executive producer.
He put together an inspired group of storytellers, all kinds of artists, over five hundred people, for four years. During this time he consulted scores of religious leaders from many backgrounds as well. Throughout the process, something really struck me. Jeffery would call me up after consulting with a new religious leader, whether it was a Muslim or a Christian or someone from the Jewish faith. It was so moving to hear Jeffery share with me the insight that person had added. That doesn't happen very often in filmmaking. It was very clear that something extra was at play.
The first responsibility of any storyteller is to entertain. You can do it comedically or dramatically. One also hopes to inspire. You want to be inspired yourself; then, you can be inspiring. If you set out with the idea of merely retelling a Bible story, it could be easy to get trapped in the thought that the Scriptures are dry or sober or serious. But what's more dramatic than the story of a baby whose mother is so unwilling to obey an unjust law that she risks her entire household's lives?
From the first breath of this child, it's an amazing, dramatic story. Some of the events in this story seem pretty fantastic—the parting of the Red Sea, for instance. Yet it's not fantasy. We're talking about events millions of people accept as having literally occurred. How does one convey the realness of a story so epic in scope? They were very anxious at Dreamworks to have it be a human story. It has some of the largest miracles ever told, yet there is an accessibility to the story. An inspired insight of his mother sets things in motion. He's given over to be raised in special circumstances, but he doesn't rely on lineage.
It's the story of a common man rising to inspired heights.
Eventually, you see him standing at the Red Sea. It is an impossible thing he is about to do. But the voice of God comes to him, and in that moment he has no fear. That's why there's clarity. I thought several times of Mrs. Eddy's comment "We, to-day, in this class-room, are enough to convert the world if we are of one Mind; for then the whole world will feel the influence of this Mind" Miscellaneous Writings, p. To me, that hints at what was going on with Moses.
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Your own children are still fairly young. What's their response to having Dad be Moses? Is it as good as having Dad be Batman? Laughter It's better, in fact. My daughter is seven now. She doesn't quite know why, but she is very aware that people are interested in this character. Her own interest is separate, of course. But she really likes talking about it to people. I do think my children think it's better than Batman. We hope you enjoy the content that has been shared with you.
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