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Old 11-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #11
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Genesis from 'satan's' point of view. (I know, I know...it's been done; but my version doesn't have God in it.)

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:55 PM   #12
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Genesis from 'satan's' point of view. (I know, I know...it's been done
Has it? I can't recall where. Would be interesting.

The long-in-development Paradise Lost adaptation seems to have stalled, and that, if filmed properly, or at least Romantically, would have Satan as the protagonist.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #13
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They could make the next Rashomon out of the contradictory accounts in the passion/resurrection narratives.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #14
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Has it? I can't recall where. Would be interesting.

The long-in-development Paradise Lost adaptation seems to have stalled, and that, if filmed properly, or at least Romantically, would have Satan as the protagonist.
I was specifically thinking of Paradise Lost, and, yeah, it hasn't been filmed yet. I wrote a half-assed novel where God left long ago, leaving Lucifer in charge of the monkeys. He's the one who kicked them out of Eden. I even had Lilith make an appearance.

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #15
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Lilith deserves her own damn' movie.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:04 PM   #16
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Genesis from 'satan's' point of view.
Could be Hell to pay, if you don't secure the Life Rights beforehand!
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:25 PM   #17
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There was a big story about this after the success of THE PASSION, but the hoopla lost steam somewhere along the line. Good to see it gain momentum.

I'd love to see a film on the life of King David. If done right it could be awesome.
Only if they don't sanitize it and include the part about the cutting off of Philistinesforeskins.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:56 PM   #18
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #19
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Anybody seen ...And God Spoke? Pretty funny '90s mockumentary about the filming of a Biblical epic that goes utterly awry. Like the actress hired to play Eve showing up on set with a massive snake tattoo...
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #20
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Besides, Noah (Russell Crowe) other big budget, studio, Bible-related films are in the works...

http://planet.infowars.com/entertain...-bible-stories
Personally, I happen to think that this whole genre -- the biblical/ancient epic, is one of those genres that exist solely for the purpose of having otherwise decent directors essentially wreck themselves by trying to do something decent in.

With all due respect to those who have a different opinion -- Cecil B. DeMille's Biblical epics -- they suck. Apart from a handful of cool scenes that may add up to twenty minutes in total, the 10 Commandments is close to three hours of unwatchable, ludicrous, embarrassing tripe.

Samson and Delilah -- even worse. It's comically awful.

Probably the best of the whole bunch is Ben Hur, but get away from the action sequences -- the chariot race and the galley sequences and it plunges into utter mediocrity.

These movies are either dull as dishwater -- and that includes all of attempts at the life of Christ. Dull, pious, lifeless -- or else absurd, sexed-up and phony like all of DeMille's movies with his milk baths and his "Moses, Moses, Moses!" stuff.

Probably the best of the bunch is Prince of Egypt -- not that it's either historically or Biblically accurate, but it doesn't claim to be and just on its own terms, it's actually pretty good.

Of course, that's always a real problem when you go back in time as far as any movie like this has to go. The ancient Israelites lived in a society that was so restrictive and dogmatic it would make the Taliban seem progressive in comparison.

How do you throw a contemporary audience into the midst of such a world with anything approaching historical accuracy and expect them to relate to it or even to understand it?

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