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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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    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Isaiah Films

    Through the Bible in Five and a Half Years has got as far as Isaiah - a book whose poetry far outweighs its narrative. So it's hardly surprising that Isaiah has never been made into a film (even though Jeremiah was in 1998 by the Bible Collection).

    But given the significance of Isaiah's work on the New Testament in particular, it's strange we don't find more of him somewhere. All there is is about ten minutes of a Living Christ episode where the story from Isaiah 36-37 appears by way of introduction to the prophet and his writings, which in turn introduces Jesus, whom the series is really about. But that is all. It does, however, give us one of the best shots of the whole series (above) as Isaiah paces about behind his scribe.

    Does anyone else know of a film that features Isaiah?


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