• Bible Films Blog

    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as current film releases with spiritual significance, and a few bits and pieces on the Bible.


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    Friday, December 30, 2005

    Index of Jesus Films

    There are links here for each film for Blog Posts, Articles / Film reviews of mine elsewhere, and any other particularly useful information. If you're trying to find every post that mentions a particular film, please use Blogger's search function, putting the name of a desired film in quotes, or use Google putting "site:biblefilms.blogspot.com" after the word or phrase you are searching for.

    Scripture Citation Guide for the Gospels
    Mexican Jesus Films
    Nativity Films
    Lucifer, Movie Star



    Last updated 1st April 2007

    Thursday, December 29, 2005

    Index of Other New Testament Films

    Here are are links for my blog posts, articles and film reviews hosted elsewhere, and any other particularly usful information. At the top of the page there is a grey bar which contains Blogger's "search" function. Please use this if you want an exhaustive list of posts that mention a particular film, putting the name of that film in quote marks.

    General discussion of New Testament Films
    The Jerusalem Council in Acts and Galatians
    The Versions of The Last Days of Pompeii



    Last updated 1st April 2007

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    Wednesday, December 28, 2005

    Index of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Films

    Here are links for each film for Blog Posts, Articles / Film reviews of mine elsewhere, and any other particularly useful information. Please use Blogger's search function, putting the name of a desired film in quotes, to find all posts that mention a particular film.

    Overview of Genesis Films
    Overview of Samson Films
    Overview of Ruth Films
    Overview of Esther Films

    (1903) Moses in the Bullrushes

    (1903) Samson and Delilah

    (1905) Daniel in the Lion's Den

    (1908) David and Goliath

    (1909) Life of Moses

    (1909) Noah's Ark

    (1909) Saul and David

    (1910) Esther and Mordecai
    Blog post

    (1910) The Marriage of Esther
    Blog post

    (1911) David et Saul (David and Saul)
    Blog post 1, Blog Post 2

    (1913) La Mort de Saül(The Death of Saul)
    Blog post 1, Blog Post 2

    (1916) Intolerance

    (1919) The Undertow
    Blog post

    (1922) Sodom and Gomorrah [Queen of Sin]

    (1923) The Ten Commandments
    Blog post

    (1929) Noah's Ark

    (1936) The Green Pastures
    Blog post/review

    (1948) Queen Esther
    Blog post

    (1949) Samson and Delilah
    Scene Guide

    (1951) David and Bathsheba
    Blog post, Scene Guide, Review

    (1956) The Ten Commandments
    Blog post 1, Blog post 2, Spoof


    (1958) The Living Bible
    Abraham, Man of Faith
    Gideon, The Liberator
    Ruth, A Faithful Woman
    Elijah, A Fearless Prophet

    (1959) Solomon and Sheba

    (1959) David and Goliath

    (1960) Esther and the King
    Scene Guide, Blog post 1, Blog post 2

    (1960) The Story of Ruth
    Review, Scene Guide,
    Blog post

    (1966) The Bible. In the Beginning
    Blog post 1

    (1974) Moses and Aaron [Moses und Aron]
    Blog post 1, Blog post 2

    (1975) Moses [the Lawgiver]

    (1978-79) Greatest Heroes of the Bible

    (1980) Wholly Moses

    (1984) Samson and Delilah
    Review

    (1985) King David
    Blog post 1

    (1986) Esther
    Blog post

    (1986) Genesis

    (1992) Golem, l'esprit de l'exil (Golem, Spirit of the Exile)
    Blog post

    (1993) Abraham
    Blog post 1, Review, Scene Guide

    (1994) Jacob

    (1994-98) Testament: Bible in Animation
    Blog post on Ruth
    Review of Elijah
    Review of Jonah

    (1995) Joseph

    (1995) Moses
    Scene Guide - part 1, Scene Guide - part 2

    (1996) Samson and Delilah
    Scene Guide

    (1997) David
    Review, Scene Guide

    (1997) Solomon
    Review, Scene Guide

    (1998) Genesis

    (1998) Jeremiah

    (1998) The Prince of Egypt

    (1999) Esther
    Blog post

    (1999) Noah's Ark

    (1999) La Genèse

    (2000) In the Begining

    (2000) Joseph - King of Dreams

    (2005) The Ten Commandments - The Musical
    Blog post

    (2006) The Ten Commandments
    Blog post 1, Blog post 2, Part 1 scene guide, Part 2 scene guide,
    Review

    (2006) One Night with the King
    Blog post 1, Blog post 2, Blog post 3, Blog post 4, Blog post 5, Blog post 6, Blog post 7, Scene Guide, Review

    (2007) The Ten
    Blog post 1, Blog post 2, Blog post 3, Blog post 4, Blog post 5, Blog post 6, Blog post 7,

    (2007) Friends and Heroes
    Review, Blog post 1, Blog post 2, Blog post 3,

    (2007) Margate Exodus
    Blog post 1

    (2007) The Ten Commandments (Animated)
    Blog post 1

    (2008) David
    Blog post 1, Blog post 2,


    Last updated 1st April 2007

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    Thursday, December 22, 2005

    The Nativity Story - Central Page

    My Review for this film is here.

    There have been so many posts on The Nativity Story that I thought it would be worth putting links to all my posts on it, plus any other relevant ones, all in one place.

    Internal Links
    New Film On Nativity In Works
    Hardwicke In Negotiations To Direct The Nativity
    Writer Mike Rich On The Nativity
    Keisha Castle Hughes To Play Mary In The Nativity
    Script Review For The Nativity
    Nativity Name Change
    Lords of Dogtown
    Scene Analysis
    Similarities with Joseph of Nazareth

    Nativity News vol.1 - Nativity Blog, central page, CT article
    Nativity News vol.2 - Official Website, First Featurette, Teaser trailer,Time article.
    Nativity News vol.3 - Thirteen review
    Nativity News vol.4 - Photo Book
    Nativity News vol.5 - Second Featurette
    Nativity News vol.6 - CT interview with Mike Rich
    Nativity News vol.7 - Interview with Mychael Danna
    Nativity News vol.8 - EW Interview Hardwicke, Haertland Debut, Sacred Songs CD
    Nativity News vol.9 - Interview with Alex Siddig, second nativity blog
    Nativity News vol.10 - Theatrical Trailer, Third Featurette, Novelisation, DVD Documentary
    Nativity News vol.11 - "Resources" website, Castle Hughes pregnant.
    Nativity News vol.12 - Pauline Press books, Outreach screenings, PG rating.
    Nativity News vol.13 - Pastor Screening, Outreach materials.
    Nativity News vol.14 - Poster, numerous interviews and overviews
    Nativity News vol.15 - Premiere, early reviews,Newsweek, clips
    Nativity News vol.16 - Hughes pregnant? Time, Variety an LA Times articles, Isacc interview
    Nativity News vol.17 - Reviews
    Nativity News vol.18 - Reviews box office blame
    Nativity News vol.19 - DVD release
    Nativity News vol. 20 - Special Edition DVD, Chattaway comentary, CT post mortem

    External Links
    Official Website
    IMDB Page
    Nativity Blog
    Another Nativity Blog


    Cast and Crew
    Shohreh Aghdashloo .... Elizabeth
    Hiam Abbass .... Anna - mother of Mary
    Keisha Castle-Hughes .... Mary
    Eriq Ebouaney .... Balthasar
    Ciarán Hinds .... King Herod
    Oscar Isaac .... Joseph
    Mary Matilyn Mouser .... Child (voice)
    Matt Patresi .... Roman Soldier
    Ted Rusoff .... Old Shepherd
    Gabriele Scharnitzky .... Shyla Yvonne Sciò
    Alexander Siddig .... Gabriel
    Shaun Toub .... Joaquim
    Tim Van Rellim .... Jerusalem Soldier #1
    Shelby Young .... Naomi (voice)
    Lynnanne Zager .... Voice (uncredited)

    Director .... Catherine Hardwicke
    Writer .... Mike Rich
    Producers .... Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey
    Original .... Mychael Danna
    Cinematography .... Elliot Davis

    Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly
    Slant
    Variety
    filmcritic.com
    Hollywood Reporter
    Shadows on the Wall
    IGN.com
    CNN
    Los Angeles Times [Kenneth Turan]
    Washington Post
    New York Times
    San Francisco Chronicle [Mick LaSalle]
    The New York Times
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    Boston Globe
    Decent Films - faith on film [Steven D. Greydanus]
    Eric D. Snider
    Christianity Today [Peter T. Chattaway]
    Christianity Today [David Neff]
    Looking Closer [Jeffrey Overstreet]
    Darrel Manson
    Frederica Mathewes-Green

    LAST UPDATED ON 7th DECEMBER 2006.

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    Old Posts on The Passion of the Christ

    I'm writing this in Feb 2007, rather than the date shown, but I've chosen that date to reflect that fact that the articles it links to were written before this blog came into existence.

    Now that Blogger has given me the chance to use labels, it made sense to have a The Passion of the Christ label, but as my main wrting on this film is held elsewhere that would't be able to be picked up by the labeller.

    So I wrote a fairly lengthy preview piece on the film at the end of 2003 which looked at the history of Jesus films and how Gibson's film fitted into that. That got published at Open Heaven sometime later (once the enw website was released). I then wrote a review when the film came out. So here are the links:

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    Wednesday, December 21, 2005

    All Labels

    Here is an alphabetical list of all labels used on this site so far. They are a mix of film titles, biblical characters and various other groups of posts that I thought might be useful. Labels in italics represent film (or series) titles.

    You can also view this data broken down into labels by character name, Jesus Film labels, Old Testament / Hebrew Bible film labels, and New Testament film labels.

    1 and 2 Kings Joshua
    A.D. (Anno Domini) Judges
    A.D. (NBC) Judith
    Abraham Killing Jesus
    Adam and Eve King of Kings
    Aquarian Gospel King of Kings (The - 1927)
    Atti Degli Apostoli Kingdom Come
    BBC's The Nativity Kings (NBC)
    BBC's The Passion Last Days in the Desert
    Beckford Last Temptation of Christ
    Ben Hur Life and Passion of Jesus Christ
    Bible (The - Huston) Life of Brian
    Bible - A History (The) Lists
    Bible Collection (The) Liverpool Nativity
    Bible Films in Production Living Bible
    Bible Miniseries (History Channel) Living Bible Acts
    Bible's Buried Secrets Living Bible Jesus
    Biblical Studies Carnivals Living Christ Series
    Big Book Media Lumo Project
    Birdsong Magdalena
    Book of Life Margate Exodus
    Books Mary (Abel Ferrara)
    Children Mary Magdalene
    Christ the Lord Mary Mother of Jesus
    Christ the Man Mary Mother of the Christ
    Clavius Mesih
    Close to Jesus Series Miracle Maker
    Color of the Cross Moses
    Creation Moses (1996)
    Cross (The - 2001) Moses the Lawgiver
    Daniel Moses und Aron
    David My talks
    Dayasagar Nativity - Mary Joseph
    DeMille Nativity Story (The)
    Disciples Noah
    Documentaries Noah (2014)
    DVD News Old BBC Bible films
    Elijah One Night With the King
    Epic Stories of the Bible Other Films
    Esther Paradise Lost
    Evan Almighty Passion - Religion and the Movies (The)
    Exodus: Gods and Kings Passion Films Faith and Fury (The)
    Friends and Heroes Passion of the Christ
    From the Manger to the Cross Paul
    Genesis Peter
    Genèse Peter and Paul
    Gideon Prince of Egypt
    God Complex prod
    Godspell Real Old Testament
    Golgotha Reel History (Guardian)
    Gospel According to St. Matthew Resurrection (The)
    Gospel Comparisons Reviews of the Years
    Gospel of John Risen - The Story of the First Easter
    Gospel Road Rock the Boat
    Greatest Story Ever Told RoGoPaG
    Greenbelt Ruling Class
    Hail Mary Ruth
    Historical Jesus Samson
    Holiday Previews Scene Comparisons
    Il Messia Scene Guides
    Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo Secrets of the Cross (Ch.5)
    Inquiry (The Final) Silent Bible Films
    Intolerance Silver Screen Beats
    Islamic Jesus Films Solomon
    Jacob Son of Man (1969)
    Jeremiah St. Peter
    Jesus (1979) Story of Ruth
    Jesus (1999) Sweet Baby Jesus
    Jesus Cameos Ten (The - 2007)
    Jesus Christ Superstar Ten Commandments (1923)
    Jesus Films Podcast Ten Commandments (1956)
    Jesus of Montreal Ten Commandments (2006)
    Jesus of Nazareth Ten Commandments (2007)
    Jesus Seminar Testament
    Jesus the Spirit of God The Ark (BBC)
    Jesus Tomb The Bible (BBC)
    Jezile (Son of Man 2006) UK Living Bible
    Job Visual Bible
    Jonah Visual Bible - Matthew
    Joseph (Genesis) Year One
    Joseph of Nazareth


    Last updated 17th January 2015

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    Labels by Character's Name

    New Testament Labels

    Here is an alphabetical list of all the New Testament film labels used on this site so far - it's not meant to represent a complete list of New Testament films. I do have a fuller list of those films in my New Testament Film Index.

    You can also view all labels, labels by character name/theme, Jesus Films labels, and Old Testament / Hebrew Bible film labels.

    A.D. (Anno Domini)
    A.D. (NBC)
    Atti Degli Apostoli
    Ben Hur
    Bible Miniseries (History Channel)
    Clavius
    Inquiry (The Final)
    Joseph of Nazareth
    Living Bible Acts
    Peter and Paul
    Paul (all films about Paul)
    Peter (all films about Peter)
    Rock the Boat
    St. Peter
    Visual Bible

    Last updated 17th Jan 2015

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    Old Testament / Hebrew Bible Labels

    Here is an alphabetical list of all the labels for films based on the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) used on this site so far. In order to prevent the list getting too ungainly, I've grouped some films together by the lead character.

    You can also view all labels, labels by character name, Jesus Films labels, and New Testament film labels.

    1 and 2 Kings Noah (2014)
    Bible (The - Huston) One Night With the King
    Bible Miniseries (History Channel) Paradise Lost
    Evan Almighty Prince of Egypt
    Exodus: Gods and Kings Real Old Testament
    Genèse Story of Ruth
    God Complex Ten (The - 2007)
    Jeremiah Ten Commandments (1923)
    Kings (NBC) Ten Commandments (1956)
    Living Bible Ten Commandments (2006)
    Margate Exodus Ten Commandments (2007)
    Moses (1996) Testament
    Moses the Lawgiver The Ark (BBC)
    Moses und Aron Year One

    Last updated 17th Jan 2015

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    Jesus Film Labels

    Here is an alphabetical list of all the Jesus film labels used on this site so far.

    You can also view all labels, labels by character name, Old Testament / Hebrew Bible film labels, and New Testament film labels.

    BBC's The Nativity Jezile (Son of Man 2006)
    BBC's The Passion Killing Jesus
    Bible Miniseries (History Channel) King of Kings
    Birdsong King of Kings (The - 1927)
    Book of Life Kingdom Come
    Christ the Lord Last Days in the Desert
    Christ the Man Last Temptation of Christ
    Color of the Cross Life and Passion of Jesus Christ
    Cross (The - 2001) Life of Brian
    Dayasagar Liverpool Nativity
    From the Manger to the Cross Living Bible Jesus
    Godspell Living Christ Series
    Golgotha Lumo Project
    Gospel According to St. Matthew Magdalena
    Gospel of John Mary (Abel Ferrara)
    Gospel Road Mary Mother of the Christ
    Greatest Story Ever Told Mesih
    Hail Mary Miracle Maker
    Il Messia Nativity Story (The)
    Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo Passion of the Christ
    Intolerance Resurrection (The)
    Jesus (1979) Risen - The Story of the First Easter
    Jesus (1999) RoGoPaG
    Jesus Christ Superstar Ruling Class
    Jesus of Montreal Son of Man (1969)
    Jesus of Nazareth Sweet Baby Jesus
    Jesus the Spirit of God Visual Bible - Matthew

    Last updated 17th Jan 2015

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    Friday, December 16, 2005

    Book Index

    This page is currently under construction so please bear with me. Links will be added shorty

    Books About Bible Films in General
    Jesus at the Movies - Barnes Tatum
    Savior on the Silver Screen - Stern, Jefford and Debona
    Movie Christs and Anti-Christs - Malone
    Biblical Epics - Babington and Evans
    Divine Images - Kinnard and Davis
    Bible on Film - Campbell and Pitts
    Reading the Gospels in the Dark - Walsh

    Books About Directors
    Scorsese on Scorsese
    An Open Book - John Huston

    Books made into Bible Films
    Last Temptation - Nikos Kazantzakis
    Greatest Story Ever Told - Ousler
    King of Kings - Yordan

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    Thursday, December 01, 2005

    About This Site

    Hi, and welcome to the Bible Films Blog - the largest source of information about Bible Films on the internet.

    If you're new here then please check out the links in the header bar. There are indexed lists of different films, each of which contains links to the relevant posts on that particular film. There's also a few free downloads, notably the 30 Film Scene Guide Spreadsheet, which puts the different scenes from 30 Jesus films side by side to enable comparison, and 4 sets of course notes for a "Jesus in Film" course I run.

    There's also plenty of info in the sidebars including my bio, links to various sites about forthcoming bible films, and few other pieces of writing I've done elsewhere, and of course a blogroll of various friends and useful sites from all over the web.

    If you'd like to contact me, please do. It would be great to here from you, whether you'd just like to say hello, or you're after some information, or even if you'd like to come to speak to your group.

    Hope you find this site useful.

    Matt Page