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Your Favorite Biblical Movie?

Posted on 04/18/2014 8:41:31 PM PDT by MNDude

There are lots of Biblical Movies coming out this year (Son of God, Noah), but I don't think many compare to some of the older ones (like Ten Commandments, Passion of the Christ).

What is your favorite Biblical movie?


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1 posted on 04/18/2014 8:41:31 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Ten Commandments
Exodus

what can I say, I’m an old fart


2 posted on 04/18/2014 8:43:16 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: MNDude

Jesus of Nazareth from 1977. Hands down.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_of_Nazareth_(miniseries)


3 posted on 04/18/2014 8:45:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: MNDude

Davy and Goliath


4 posted on 04/18/2014 8:46:12 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: MNDude
The best directed, best script, best acting - The Ten Commandments.

Don't know why they can't do a New Testament movie with the same panache. Hope to do one someday.

5 posted on 04/18/2014 8:47:19 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: HangnJudge

Obviously an Old Fart (like me) who appreciates good movies. I would add Ben-Hur to that list.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 8:47:54 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: MNDude

Ten Commandments

Hands down...


7 posted on 04/18/2014 8:48:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: MNDude

The Robe.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 8:48:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: MNDude

King Of Kings and The Ten Commandments.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 8:51:06 PM PDT by berdie
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To: tumblindice

I saw “The Robe” when I was a small kid in Panama City Florida. Our entire family thought it was really good.

It also had a good sequel in “Darius and the Gladiators”.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 8:51:46 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: MNDude

My favorites are The Ten Commandments (1923) and Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)


11 posted on 04/18/2014 8:52:12 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: MNDude

charles bronson in death wish.

it doesn’t get any more wrath of God old testament than that


12 posted on 04/18/2014 8:52:42 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Vendome

Ditto


13 posted on 04/18/2014 8:52:55 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: yarddog
It also had a good sequel in “Darius and the Gladiators”.

"Demetrius and the Gladiators?"

14 posted on 04/18/2014 8:55:48 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: MNDude
The Book of Daniel (2013) was excellent. Best (and only) one I've seen in a while.
15 posted on 04/18/2014 8:56:04 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: MNDude
A short movie from the church I attend.
16 posted on 04/18/2014 8:56:17 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: MNDude

While technically not a Bible movie, “A Man Called Peter” was really good. The actor who portrayed Peter Marshall, was a real WWII war hero, tho a British one.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 8:56:28 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: MNDude

Blues Brothers


18 posted on 04/18/2014 8:57:54 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: fulltlt
Here are some of the words.


Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray

19 posted on 04/18/2014 8:58:29 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: MNDude

I guess “Ben Hur”, the one with Charlton Heston was the best tho “Ten Commandments” was right up there.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 8:59:12 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: HangnJudge; greeneyes; JRandomFreeper; Old Sarge
Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments”

I had a private conservation with Cecil DeMille in his hotel room right after The Ten Commandments came out.

I was a chaperon at a senior dance at this hotel and was on the mezzanine floor with some seniors and there was a door with a sign stating DeMille was in residence there. A senior knocked on the door and they fled, leaving me standing there. He opened the door and I made an apology for the knock on the door.

He invited me in and we had coffee and talked about the making of the Ten Commandments. He was speaking at a church in that city the next day and invited me to go, so I did.

He told me in our conservation that he tried to make the Ten Commandments as honestly as he could to tell the story as it happened.

21 posted on 04/18/2014 8:59:47 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: HangnJudge

Agreed. Every time the Ten Commandments are on its like a special event for me. It still has that special magic even after 50 years. I can only imagine how much it wowed the audiences when it was released in 1956.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 9:00:33 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree. Actually I’m watching it on DVD right now!


23 posted on 04/18/2014 9:00:34 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: publius911

Blame it on getting old tho that is a lot better than not getting old. As soon as I saw Demetrius I knew that was the right name.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 9:01:00 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Fiji Hill
Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

I liked that one also. It was reverent, and you could tell how always avoided showing a direct picture/image of Christ.

25 posted on 04/18/2014 9:01:15 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Marcella
I had a private conservation with Cecil DeMille in his hotel room right after The Ten Commandments came out.

"I must've killed more men than Cecil DeMille."

26 posted on 04/18/2014 9:02:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yarddog

Victor Mature played the defiantly musky slave Demetrius.
And Richard Burton as the noble Wohman. I mean, Roman.


27 posted on 04/18/2014 9:02:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: Marcella

That’s an interesting story. You sure did get around during your lifetime.


28 posted on 04/18/2014 9:02:26 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: MNDude

As a child when it came out, I thought “David and Bathsheba” was well done. Also, “Sampson and Delilah.” But “The Robe” was my favorite.


29 posted on 04/18/2014 9:02:57 PM PDT by looois
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To: MNDude

I’d say the 10 Commandments. I’ve always enjoyed Edward G. Robinson’s performance as Dathan, especially.


30 posted on 04/18/2014 9:03:53 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jesus of Nazareth is a great movie with a great cast.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 9:03:56 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: DemforBush

As for religious-themed but not biblical, The Apostle remains my favorite. Robert Duvall should have won Best Actor that year!


32 posted on 04/18/2014 9:04:57 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: MNDude

Jesus of Nazareth and (though it’s not actually a Biblical movie, the background story is): Ben Hurr.


33 posted on 04/18/2014 9:05:48 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: MNDude

Life of Brian

and the one where they squished the grapes with their feet that I saw as a kid. Ten Commandments probably


34 posted on 04/18/2014 9:10:57 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MNDude

I loved The Robe best (the music was so sentimentally beautiful) and the Ten Commandments. However, I do love the music in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Here is some interesting Trivia about the Ten Commandments:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049833/trivia


35 posted on 04/18/2014 9:16:03 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: greeneyes
“You sure did get around during your lifetime.”

I traveled the south of France with John F. Kennedy's true love.

I was kissed on the cheek by Hugh Grant not long before he was caught with a prostitute in a car in California.

I was in a college English class with pianist Van Cliburn and he showed me where he copied a paper from the encyclopedia and the next day the English teacher praised his paper and he looked at me and smiled. He would play the piano while we waited for the bus.

and more...

36 posted on 04/18/2014 9:16:06 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: doc1019

with Francis X. Bushman ? you are old.

The Robe


37 posted on 04/18/2014 9:18:32 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: MNDude

I personally love a good chick flick.....One Night With The King.


38 posted on 04/18/2014 9:20:17 PM PDT by conservative_cyclist (I want my parents country back! Let's go get it!)
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To: MNDude

There are some good ones, but I am sure no one has heard of this one, “A Flame in the Wind” which was produced by Bob Jones University, about the Inquisition.


39 posted on 04/18/2014 9:21:59 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: MNDude

“Saving Private Ryan.”


40 posted on 04/18/2014 9:22:21 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: stylin19a

Another great movie ... and yes, I’m old, almost as old as dirt. LOL!


41 posted on 04/18/2014 9:24:03 PM PDT by doc1019
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Haven’t heard of it. Is it good?


42 posted on 04/18/2014 9:24:25 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: doc1019

“Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” by Lew Wallace is a fantastic book. Be sure to read it.


43 posted on 04/18/2014 9:25:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Beowulf9

Bookmark


44 posted on 04/18/2014 9:29:20 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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45 posted on 04/18/2014 9:30:34 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Ezekiel

Blues Brothers


Good one. We are should be on a mission from God. Too bad Belushi didn’t see how much he needed God.


46 posted on 04/18/2014 9:30:50 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Marcella
I was in a college English class with pianist Van Cliburn.

I saw ole Harvey play in 1973 in San Antonio, while I was stationed at Laughlin. I would guess he was one of the best piano players the world has ever seen. I was a young troop in those days :-)

47 posted on 04/18/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: MNDude

If you haven’t seen the “Joseph” film from the Ted Turner people from the ‘80s, you should. There was “Abraham”, with Richard Harris and Barbara Hershey; the “Joseph” piece starred Paul Mercurio as Joseph, perfectly cast, sumptuously filmed, and with a Potiphar’s wife who could turn any red-blooded buy into a puddle at a moment’s notice.
Strangely obscure, which is surprising given the power of the piece.
Hope you check them both out!


48 posted on 04/18/2014 9:41:43 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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Haven’t heard of it. Is it good?

Yes it was good. See, I knew no one had ever heard of it. It came out in 1971. You can google it, as it is still available. It had quite an impact on me. Bob Jones himself, and either his son or grandson were in it.

49 posted on 04/18/2014 9:43:12 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Marcella

You could write a book!


50 posted on 04/18/2014 9:43:21 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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