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    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as preparation for a future work on Straub/Huillet's Moses und Aron and a few bits and pieces on biblical studies.

    Matt Page


    Thursday, May 18, 2006

    Nativity name change

    Jeffrey Overstreet and Peter Chattaway are both reporting that Catherine Hardwicke's nativity film is now going to be called The Nativity Story. I'm not sure I like the change. It just makes it sound a little bit more twee than plain old Nativity. Perhaps I'll get used to it by the time the film comes out.



    • At 10:41 pm, May 18, 2006, Blogger RC said…

      wasn't there another movie just a few years ago called "Nativity"...is that why they changed it you think??

      --RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

    • At 7:45 am, May 19, 2006, Blogger Matt Page said…

      There was a film in 1978 called The Nativity, but previously Hardwicke's title didn't even have the definite article. There was also a 5 minute film made a few years back by the Church of the Latter Day Saints called The Nativity, and there may have been a few others. But unlike Gibson The Passion of the Christ which changed its title becuase there was another film being released with the title The Passion the same year, I supect that this isn't what has gone on here - it's probably a marketing thing.

      I should add that this piece of news has yet to be officially confirmed as far as I am aware.



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