he Ten Commandments (1956) | Starring Charlton Heston, and Yul Brynner, the four-hour film about Moses's exodus from Egypt stands as one of the most commercially and critically successful films of all time.
It's all about the money, Catholic Ping!
Cecil B. DeMille said “there’s a movie on every page of the Bible.”
Are they doing this only to put a liberal spin on the Bible?
Some suggestions for biblical movies, IF, they are based on the scriptures an not liberal revisionism:
1. Saul of Tarsus - The story of Paul, his conversion and his missionary journies would make an AWESOME film.
2. Daniel - Again, GREAT storyline and action. Fiery furnaces and whatnot.
3. Esther - Beauty, brains, daring, treachery, this story has it all.
Great, are they going to make Noah into a flaming homosexual, where he only saves the men, and they spend 40 days and nights having a disco party on the ark?
“religious Americans who “may not necessarily go to more than one or two movies a year,”
That’s too funny. I think I’ve gone to two movies in the last decade, and they were “G” rated movies my daughter wanted to see. We went to see Tin Tin because she learned to read by reading that comic book series when we lived in New Zealand. The other was Toy Story 3. I gave up on Hollywood in the 1980s. I know pandering, and I’m not going to fall for it.
Russell Crowe as Noah?
Was Whoopie Goldberg not available????
It will probably be a pro-gay diatribe or worse than Ishtar
Ah...makes me recall the old classics where all the men looked like they worked out in the gym all day and the women had unlimited Avon samples.
The buff and the puffed.
I’m all for it. While most of the Bible stories have been told on film through the years, far too many have been so secularized and embellished they completely loose their impact.
I consider a film like Gospel of John to be one of the best and most faithful Bible films in my life. It was entertaining for both Believers and non alike, but faithful to the text.
And there have been some really dreadful ones like the Noah’s Ark - I believe it was a made for TV version in 99? That was so very bad.
No automatic attendance from me. Approach these movies with an abundance of caution. There are dark evil forces at work in Hollywood.
Oh yeah, Bible stories written by LGBT and atheist liberal writers about the Old and New Testaments? What do they know about a book they condemn or haven;t read?
Hollywood has learned that filming bits from the unholy koran can be dangerous.
“Noah” is going to lose a zillion dollars.
Big studio movies in the modern era based on the Bible always tank.
And don’t say Mel Gibson’s “The Passion” made bank. That wasn’t a studio movie. It was an independent film made by one guy with a vision.
One can only hope that they go for that audience, which is under-served, and don't try to sneak in any post-modernist non-sensibilities aimed at folks that won't go see the films anyway.