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First came ‘The Bible,’ now comes ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ … the TV miniseries
Washington Times ^ | 03/31/2013 | By Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 03/31/2013 8:03:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The ratings have spoken — and they’re telling television producers that a six-hour, $20 million miniseries on Jesus of Nazareth will prove as great a success as the recent History channel production “The Bible.”

“We believe the audience continues to have a hunger for life- and faith-affirming films,” said Michael Landon Jr., who is writing and producing the “Jesus of Nazareth” series with Brian Bird for Brad Krevoy’s MPCA, the Hollywood Reporter says. “The monumental success of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘The Bible’ just underscores that.”

Showtime is trying to cash in on spiritual fever, too, with “The Vatican,” under development now, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Also in the pipeline or currently playing: Lifetime’s reality show, “Preacher's Daughters,” and GSN’s Bible-based theme game show.

Mr. Krevoy said he’s still awaiting a U.S. network agreement to air “Jesus of Nazareth,” but he is confident in an offer.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: History; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bible; hollywood; jesus; miniseries; tv

1 posted on 03/31/2013 8:03:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Spoilers”


2 posted on 03/31/2013 8:04:52 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps this next mini series will actually remain true to the Bible instead of creating their own script & version.


3 posted on 03/31/2013 8:07:44 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Oztrich Boy
"spoilers"

There's an empty grave that turns out to be significant.

4 posted on 03/31/2013 8:13:08 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Republican1795.
There was a movie made in the 1970's entitled JESUS OF NAZARETH.

It was a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries co-written (with Anthony Burgess and Suso Cecchi d'Amico) and directed by Franco Zeffirelli which dramatizes the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus largely according the Christian Bible's New Testament Gospels.

It stars Robert Powell as Jesus. The miniseries features an all star cast of famous American and European actors, including seven Oscar winners (Christopher Plummer, Anne Bancroft, Rod Steiger, Lawrence Olivier, Earnest Borgnine, Peter Ustinov and Anthony Quinn).


5 posted on 03/31/2013 8:14:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
“The monumental success of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘The Bible’ just underscores that.”

Watch for their new show... "Touched by a Survivor".

6 posted on 03/31/2013 8:16:07 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Jesus of Nazareth,

SPOILER ALERT!
He dies!

7 posted on 03/31/2013 8:56:24 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

And then what?


8 posted on 03/31/2013 8:57:53 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent mini series.


9 posted on 03/31/2013 9:03:42 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SeekAndFind

I love that mini series. The music and acting is excellent. I have it on DVD and watch it every Easter.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 9:19:36 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve owned it twice in VHS. Still watch bits of it on Youtube from time-to-time. One of the best of that genre.


11 posted on 03/31/2013 9:24:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
I really hope they try to do this thing right. It would be wonderful to see the Christian faith respected for a change.

Unfortunately, I can see the typical casting of a black, a Hispanic, an Asian, a gay guy, and a loud mouthed feminist who is always proven right subbing for Peter, Andrew, Thomas, Matthew, and John. There will be no healing of the lame because we have to respect the handicapped, and they will get a white male Tea Party ringer to play Judas.

That's what I've come to expect from Hollywood. They sometimes respect the Old Testament because of Judaism, but the New Testament and Jesus Christ is a whole different matter.

12 posted on 03/31/2013 9:49:32 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: SeekAndFind

The Jesus has blue eyes on that poster which of course is most likely historically inaccurate seeing as how Jesus was Hebrew / Palestinian.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 10:21:53 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Republican1795.; shibumi

Maybe He had His Father’s eyes.

:)


14 posted on 03/31/2013 10:47:35 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

15 posted on 03/31/2013 10:53:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Tanniker Smith

.....But He RISES!


16 posted on 04/01/2013 3:20:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some good could come of these series; some watching for the historical drama might be encouraged to seek further.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 6:18:09 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

“...“Jesus of Nazareth,

SPOILER ALERT!
He dies!...”

A rises again three days later.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 6:20:46 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Republican1795.

RE: The Jesus has blue eyes on that poster which of course is most likely historically inaccurate seeing as how Jesus was Hebrew / Palestinian.

Well, in the Bible miniseries, Samson and his mother were both BLACK.

It didn’t know that African Israelites existed that far back. And since they did not show Samson’s father, the film maker probably wants us to think that he married an African woman.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 6:47:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: gitmo
Well, I'm not giving away everything.
20 posted on 04/01/2013 7:16:28 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: gitmo
Okay, okay, here's what happens next:

He gets better.

21 posted on 04/01/2013 7:16:57 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The following is not intended to spark some lengthy religious debate just one man’s opinion which we all know is almost impossible to change.

I watched the entire Bible series on the History Channel. I came away last night with anger and hatred at not only the entire human race but with any God who would allow such pain and suffering. Lord Acton’s “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” kept running through my thoughts.

Given the lies and distortions we see today from those in power and those who seek power, one can only imagine the difficulty of people back then trying to decypher truth from the fiction imposed by powerful and to attempt to explain the inexplicable.

Even today, for some reason, many seem to cling to the concept that powerful governments are good when all of recorded history should tell us otherwise. They are unparalleled killing machines yet we constantly allow them to become more powerful.

Anyway, I was disappointed in myself as I wanted to come away from this series with more kindness in my heart and the exact opposite took place.

Just one man’s opinion and no more valid/invalid than anyone else.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 7:18:31 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

So it’s only temporary?


23 posted on 04/01/2013 9:03:51 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Wurlitzer

Silly post, but not surprising.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 7:32:41 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Dave W

“Silly post, but not surprising.”


Hmm, your post is not only completely void of content to back up your personal attack but would be in violation of FR policies.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 6:15:41 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer

Oh my goodness. I’m scared.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 10:46:54 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Dave W

“Oh my goodness. I’m scared.”


Once again a complete lack of substance to contribute to the discussion.

Pathetic.


27 posted on 04/03/2013 6:26:30 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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