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The Bible - Genesis
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The Book of Genesis is a spiritual monument -not a historical book, like the Book of Samuel or the Book of Kings. It doesn't mean nothing of it happened. It did happen. Creation is part of history. But the biblical author here does not provide us so much with a word for word description of how things happened than help us understand God's loving providence at work in His creation. Not only does John Huston's litteral treatment of Eve handing the apple over to Adam (in "The Bible," his 1996 version of the Book of Genesis) add nothing to the text. It is purely anecdotic. It has nothing to do with us. The existential (and spiritual) tragedy of sin is totally eclipsed. No action movie will ever capture what goes on deep within man's heart (and soul) each time man turns his back on the one who made him.
In other words, the purpose of the biblical creation account is not scientific (HOW the world was made) but theological (WHY the world was made.Read more ›
I thought that it portrayed well how the O.T. was likely transmitted orally before it was recorded.
I was moved at the respect the people had for their patriarch as he shared the word of God with them.
The music and cinematography were very moving.
I would like to have the kind of peace in my life that those people portrayed; and it seemed that God's word was first on their list of priorities.
The visual beauty of the panoramic Moroccan landscapes and its handsome people are wonderful to watch, but the main attraction here is the narration by the great Paul Scofield ("A Man for all Seasons") in a poetic reading of this section of the Bible.
The script fairly accurately follows the first nine chapters of Genesis, with a few added portions, like excerpts from the Song of Solomon, Leviticus Ch. 26, and Psalm 50.
Omero Antonutti plays "the grandfather" and "Noah", and the rest of the cast are simply listed as "people of Morocco". The children are exquisite, and the costuming gives the feeling of ancient nomadic times.
The score by Ennio Morricone includes tribal folk music and predominantly, the strange and glorious sound of "Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares".
I find this film extraordinarily soothing, and the words are like music and calming to the mind and soul; I like to put this film on while I am working, or when I just want to turn the frantic tempo of today's world down a notch.
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There are places where the women do tongue noises. I don't know what else to call it; very annoying shrill sounds, goes on for several minutes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike
i enjoyed this movie and actors, authenic scenery, director followed the Bible.
the music is great, whoever she is , has a great voice, one can learn a lot
about God from... Read more
I Watch The DVD, Very Good & How That They Talk About The BiblePublished 14 months ago by assurance
Its narrated and not your average movie. I thought it was going to be like the movie the Ten Commandments but no, we were disappointed. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Pardon and Freed
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