The Bible Reviews
There are some artistic liberties taken, but that is to be expected.
Will watch again.
Heavy-handed screen treatment of the old testament covers most of Genesis; Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood, etc. Events better told in Sunday school.
Maybe that is coming around again what with Gladiator, Noah,Christian Bale in his new biblical epic, not to mention Rome on HBO and Spartacus. Sword and Sandal rides again!
This movie depicts several worthwhile stories from the bible including Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood, Cain and Abel, The rise of Nimrod, and Abraham and Issac. Each story has a unique lesson, intense situation, and consequence to actions that align with people's visions and beliefs in the lord.
"Am I my brother's keeper?"
John Huston, director of The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, The African Queen, The Man who would be King, The Asphalt Jungle, Moulin Rouge, and Key Largo, delivers The Bible: In the Beginning. The storyline for this picture are interesting and fun to watch unfold. The settings are marvelous and the acting is first rate. The cast includes Ava Gardner, John Huston, Michael Parks, Peter O'Toole, Franco Nero, and George C. Scott.
"The lord has taken hold the ends of the Earth and shaketh it."
I watched this film off Turner Classic Movies (TCM) because it was directed by the great John Huston. I enjoyed most of this film and found the setting and stories well depicted and delivered. This isn't your average stale and dry biblical tale. I found the film interesting and fascinating. Overall, this is worth a viewing and may even be worth adding to your DVD collection.
"And there was light."