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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.

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    Thursday, January 10, 2008

    Divine Images the Movie
    Kinnard and Davis get the YouTube Treatment

    I tend not to link to YouTube very much, partly because much of what is there is dubious from a copyright point of view, partly because embedded YouTube films take ages to download for those who are not on broadband, and partly because there's so much there that this blog could easily specialise in YouTube finds alone.

    This, however, caught my eye. The filmmakers blurb describes this as "Images of Jesus Christ In Movies, with Music By Python Lee Jackson (Featuring Rod Stewart): In A Broken Dream". What it doesn't note, however, is that all the images featured are from Roy Kinnard and Tim Davis's excellent 'Divine Images' an extensive list of films about Jesus with numerous illustrations.

    In effect then this short film is an abridged adaptation of that book. Which I kind of like. I'm a big fan of the book so I hope that not only will its authors be please, but that it will bring it to a wider audience. The image above, by the way, is from 1949's The Lawton Story starring Millard Coody as the actor who plays Jesus in a local passion play.


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