• Bible Films Blog

    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


    Wednesday, September 20, 2006

    Nativity News vol.8

    Somehow I (and the places I get my info from) missed this, but Nativity Story director Catherine Hardwicke was interviewed in Entertainment Weekly last month.

    It's a disappointingly banal piece, apparently taking a single (though lengthy) anecdote and making it into the whole "interview". Did the interviewer ask any other questions, or did they just think, "Ah, I have a whimsical story about misbehaving cows, what else do I need". I could just be being overly harsh towards the journalist involved, but in the little snippets I've seen of Hardwicke, such as the featurettes on the official website.

    Anyone interested in more substantial answers may want to consider popping down to the 2006 Heartland Film Festival, where the film will also be showing on the 22nd October and will be followed up with a Q&A with Hardwicke (hat tip to FilmChat).

    The other major piece of news is that an album called "The Nativity Story: Sacred Songs" will be released on the 31st October. Amazon are calling it a soundtrack, but with that name I wonder if it is "songs that inspired the film" type affair. Certainly this film has borrowed their photo-book idea from The Passion, so it wouldn't surprise me if they used this idea as well. Thanks to Queen Spoo for that one. Anyone interested in the soundtrack might be interested in reading Spoo's interview with the composer.

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