Baka Quotes in The Ten Commandments (1956)
Baka: Will you lose a throne because Moses builds a city?
Rameses: The city that he builds shall bear my name. The woman that he loves shall bear my child. So it shall be written. So it shall be done.
Lilia: Water, Noble One?
Baka: No, wine... the wine of beauty.
Lilia: What beauty can my lord find in these mud pits?
Baka: A lotus flower blooms in the Nile's gray mud. Dathan, she will do well as a house slave.
Lilia: Do not take me from my people! There would be danger.
Baka: Danger from such lovely hands?
Lilia: There are other hands strong enough to kill!
Baka: Our mud flower has a thorn.
Lilia: Oh, please, Lord Baka, I beg you!
Lilia: You are strange to the pits. Your back is unscarred.
Moses: You bring a warm smile with your cool water.
Lilia: My smile is for a stonecutter. The water is for you.
Moses: I thank you.
Lilia: Your voice is not strange. You are...
Moses: [Moses spoke very quickly, preventing Lilia from recognizing his voice] One of many who thirst.
Baka: You there! Come here!
Lilia: That is Baka, the master builder.
Moses: Does he call me or you?
Baka: You, water girl! I'm thirsty.
Lilia: He does not thirst for water.
Slave: Beauty is but a curse to our women.
Joshua: Run, Lilia, run! The way is clear. The master builder will not follow.
Baka: Neither will you, stonecutter.
[Joshua tried to escape, running backwards, but was captured by Baka's guards]
Baka: Bind him between the columns! See that his arms are tightly stretched!
Egyptian guard: He'll cut him to pieces.
Baka: Now go after the girl. Don't come back without her.
Egyptian guard: We'll find her.
Baka: You foolish, stupid man. I would have kept her only a short while. She would have returned to you, shall we say, more worthy. Now to whom shall I return Lilia? You will not be there, Joshua.
[saying this, Baka starts to lash Joshua]
Baka: You've seen me drive my chariot. I can flick a fly from my horse's ear without breaking the rhythm of his stride. You've seen me use my whip.
[Baka lashed Joshua again]
Baka: You make no outcry, Joshua, but you will. You will cry for the mercy of death.
Joshua: One day you will listen to the cry of slaves.
Baka: This is not that day, Joshua.
[Baka lashed another stripe on Joshua]
Baka: You hold your tongue almost as well as I hold my temper. It's a pity to kill so strong a stonecutter.
Moses: [Moses caught Baka's whip, pulled it, and turned Baka around] Death will bring death, Baka!
Baka: Who are you?
Moses: One who asks what right you have to kill a slave.
Baka: The right of a master to kill you or any slave.
Moses: Then kill me, master butcher!
[Moses then caught and used Baka's whip, choking Baka to death]
[Baka's last line]
Baka: They use the old ones to do the work of greasing the stones, Lord Prince. If they are killed, it is no loss.
Moses: Are you a master builder or a master butcher?
Baka: If we stop moving stones for every grease woman who falls, the city would never rise.
Overseer: If the slaves are not driven, they will not work.
Joshua: If their work lags, it is because they are not fed.
Moses: You look strong enough.
Joshua: I am a stonecutter. The Pharaohs likes their images cut deep.
Baka: [after Baka got Lilia cleaned] No, no, no, no, no. Not red with the with the Sammur gown.
Dathan: My eyes can best be used elsewhere, Lord Baka.
Baka: Before you go, let them look upon what you thought unworthy. You would let beauty such as this go unseen. You would let such a flower go ungathered. Dathan, you can see only mud, so pick up her muddy clothes and go. Go, all of you!
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