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Esther's glory: Biblical epic to hit theaters
YNet ^ | Sept. 19, 2006

Posted on 09/19/2006 8:19:27 AM PDT by Alouette

Screen legends Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif in all-star cast of One Night With The King

Every Jewish child knows who Queen Esther was, now it's time for entire world to know: On October 13, Gener8Xion Entertainment’s One Night With the King opens in over 850 theatres in select cities across the United States.

Starring silver screen legends Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif, along with the renowned John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Luke Goss (Blade II, ZigZag), John Noble (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister (Next Friday), James Callis (Bridget Jones Diary, Battlestar Galactica), Jonah Lotan (24, The Jacket) and Hollywood new-comer Tiffany Dupont, this impressive motion picture chronicles the amazing life of Esther, one of the Bible’s most beloved and courageous heroes.

Based on the best-selling novel Hadassah: One Night With The King by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen, this dramatic big-screen adaptation chronicles a young woman’s rise from peasant to princess, her courageous role in the redemption of her people from destruction and death, and her winning of the love of the most powerful man in the kingdom - by seeking his heart rather than the riches of his kingdom.

“One Night With The King is a story of divine destiny,” explained the film’s producer Matthew Crouch, Chairman and CEO of Gener8Xion Entertainment. “Hadassah was a poor, unknown peasant girl, an orphan, an outcast from a distant land, who went on to become queen of a powerful empire. Her poignant story proves that anyone, no matter their circumstances, can rise to greatness when guided by the hand of destiny.”

“The lush color and vigorous landscape seen throughout the movie can only be captured in a classic old-world setting, ripe with millennia of history,” noted Crouch. “One Night With The King is rich with mystical allure, suspense, intrigue, and political intrigue within unparalleled drama. It’s an unforgettable love story set in a world of adventure and it appeals to people of all faiths.”

One Night With The King was produced by Matthew and Laurie Crouch, and directed by Michael O. Sajbel. The screenplay was written by Stephan Blinn. Also produced by Richard J. Cook, Stephen Blinn and Lawrence Mortorff. Director of photography for the film was Steven Bernstein, A.S.C.

Gener8Xion Entertainment first won the acclaim of audiences and critics alike with 1999 runaway hit The Omega Code, named that year’s top limited release motion picture by Hollywood’s Daily Variety.

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To: AnAmericanMother

I've never seen the top cartoon, but I've seen the bottom one in a number of books. Now I know the artist that drew it. Thanks.

81 posted on 09/20/2006 10:10:37 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Regarding islam: Osculate meas Sanctas Romanas nates (with thanks to Alouette for translation))
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To: lilylangtree

I remember reading that book "Behold Your Queen" when I was a young girl! It was in my public school library, too. The same author wrotes a series of books based on Biblical heroines like Ruth, and Rebecca. I read them all!

I remember the cover for "Behold Your Queen" had a picture of a lovely young woman in a becoming gown with outstretched arms. I also remember the character of Esther being dressed in a simple gown, with only a bunch of roses for adornment before she went before the king. I also remember her embroidering with her cousins who were complaining about the then Queen Vashti's preference for the "fashionable" color of yellow...which only Esther (or Hadassah) could wear becomingly. Was this the same book? I'm sure it was. Oh, the nostalgia. Wish I could remember the author's name.

I happen to be sewing an Esther costume for a young lady for her churches' harvest festival. We Googled Esther for ideas and came up with the website for this thread's film. The photos looked wonderful.

82 posted on 09/21/2006 8:07:59 PM PDT by demnomo
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To: All

Here is the website url for the upcoming film:

83 posted on 09/21/2006 8:16:01 PM PDT by demnomo
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To: I'm ALL Right!; xzins
Thank you for that link!

xzins, I believe your heart will be thrilled by the preview at I'm ALL Right's post #41! Mine was!

84 posted on 09/23/2006 2:37:58 AM PDT by .30Carbine
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To: demnomo

The author was Gladys Malvern and the book was published in 1951. Even though my local high school was rural with a not so large library, "Behold Your Queen" was my favorite. I can't remember how many times I reread that book but I do remember it was my favorite in the whole school library. I'm so glad you remember reading the book too. That goes to show how small this world really is.

85 posted on 09/24/2006 5:19:40 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: lilylangtree

Thank you so much for the name of the author. I Goggled her and am trying to track down a reasonably priced edition of this story...and maybe a few others.

Malvern was a pretty prolific historical author...there are dozens of titles. Wow.

Thanks again!

86 posted on 09/24/2006 7:43:05 PM PDT by demnomo
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87 posted on 10/07/2006 6:08:50 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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