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Hollywood is embracing the Bible, with several biblical tales in the works. The studios are increasingly reliant on source material with a built-in audience, something the Bible-the best-selling book in history-certainly has.


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.

1 posted on 09/29/2012 1:35:45 PM PDT by NYer
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Once that process is complete, the challenge shifts to getting both mainstream moviegoers and religious audiences into theater seats, a process that relies both on specialized marketing to those eager for a faith-based film as well as marketing that appeals to those searching for a "popcorn" movie. The marketing team on "The Passion of the Christ" successfully threaded that needle, despite the significant challenges presented by its subtitles and R rating. "Our job was to make it more 'Braveheart,' " said Mr. Berney. "Really to make it a big, epic action movie in the genre." His team emphasized the music and action in the film's promotional campaign, and by selling it as a "Mel Gibson movie."

It's all about the money, Catholic Ping!

2 posted on 09/29/2012 1:37:02 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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Cecil B. DeMille said “there’s a movie on every page of the Bible.”


4 posted on 09/29/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Are they doing this only to put a liberal spin on the Bible?


7 posted on 09/29/2012 1:52:15 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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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.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 1:58:18 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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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?


10 posted on 09/29/2012 1:58:37 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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“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.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 2:29:54 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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Whaaaaa?????

Russell Crowe as Noah?

Was Whoopie Goldberg not available????

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14 posted on 09/29/2012 2:31:25 PM PDT by TomGuy
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It will probably be a pro-gay diatribe or worse than Ishtar


16 posted on 09/29/2012 2:33:11 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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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.


18 posted on 09/29/2012 2:35:15 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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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.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 2:38:43 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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No automatic attendance from me. Approach these movies with an abundance of caution. There are dark evil forces at work in Hollywood.


20 posted on 09/29/2012 2:39:02 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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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?


21 posted on 09/29/2012 2:42:34 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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Hollywood has learned that filming bits from the unholy koran can be dangerous.


25 posted on 09/29/2012 3:04:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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“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.


28 posted on 09/29/2012 3:24:00 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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Paramount is hoping "Noah" will connect with religious Americans who "may not necessarily go to more than one or two movies a year,"

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.

36 posted on 09/29/2012 4:12:56 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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