Category Archives: Bible & Film

Ten Commandments meets Sparta!?

20th Century Fox has announced that they will be remaking The Ten Commandments in the style of “300“! I am not sure of what to make of this. “300” was a visually stunning — if not ultra violent — film, … Continue reading

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My Top Three Bible Films

There is a meme going around on Top Three Bible Films started by Matt over at Broadcast Depth (I noticed it over at Mike Kok’s blog, The Golden Rule). I figured since I am lecturing this week on Religious filmsĀ  … Continue reading

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Cain and Abel: A Cameo from Year One

My previous post on Cain and Abel reminded me of a somewhat funny (OK, it is funny — just a little dark) trailer for a new Harold Ramis film, The Year One: The film follws the adventures of two lazy … Continue reading

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Bible Movies Galore

I have been getting behind in my coverage of Bible films. I have watched quite a few recently, but just haven’t found the time to blog about them. Such is life. There are a number of intriguing Bible films that … Continue reading

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The Real Old Testament?!

In my web waderings, I came across a film called The Real Old Testament produced and directed by Curtis and Paul Hannum. From the trailer available on the website, this film looks like a somewhat/very irreverant (so be warned) — … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary Collection of De Mille’s The Ten Commandments

Paramount Home Video is releasing a special 50th anniversary collection that includes both of Cecil B. DeMille‘s films about Moses and the exodus from Egypt (Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). The main attraction is a new transfer of … Continue reading

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King Saul on the Silver Screen: An Early Film about Saul and David

I recently bought on eBay a DVD with a silent film from the early 1900s about Saul and David. The amateur DVD is entitled, “Early Religious Films” and besides the film on Saul and David, it includes two other early … Continue reading

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Movies Worth Watching (Oscars, Razzies, and Essential Films Follow-Up)

Tonight The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will put on their yearly spectacle called the Oscars. I may watch the 78th Annual Academy Awards tonight, though I find the actual award ceremony to be way too long and … Continue reading

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A Jewish Perspective on Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ

Mark Goodacre notes on his NT Weblog a recent article on Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004) that examines the response to the film from a Jewish perspective. The article, “The Passion by Mel Gibson: Enthusiastic Response in … Continue reading

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Minor Update to my "Old Testament on Film" pages

I have made some relatively minor updates and additions to my Old Testament on Film pages based on Herbert Verreth’s manuscript De Oudheid in Film, Fimografie (2003). The changes primarily consist of including some missing directors for silent films as … Continue reading

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