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    Sunday, June 06, 2010

    Finding Adam and Eve Films

    Recently, I've been thinking about films about the creation of the world and Adam and Eve. In part this is because it seems to me that there are so many that I have heard of but am yet to see, and I struggle to distinguish some of them from one another. SO, just as I have previously tried to list "all" films on Noah and Samson, I'm going to try to do the same for this part of the Bible.

    Firstly there are the films I have seen (linking to my writings on them - though some you may have to scroll down to reach).
    Green Pastures (1936)
    The Bible: In The Beginning (1966)
    Genesis: Creation and Flood (1994)
    Testament: The Bible in Animation: Creation and the Flood (1996)
    In The Beginning (1999)
    The Real Old Testament (2003)
    The God Complex (2009)
    Next up are the films that Campbell and Pitts name in "The Bible on Film":
    Adam & Eve (1910)
    Adam & Eve (1912) - Vitagraph
    The Bible: Creation (1921-22)
    Good Morning Eve (1934)
    Der Apfel ist AB (1948)
    Adamo ed Eva (1950)
    Adan y Eva (1956) - poster above
    Stvoreni Sveta (the Creation of the World) (1958)
    The Creation of Woman (1960)
    The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960)
    Adam & Eve (1962)
    I Patriarchi Della Bibbia (1963)
    La Creacion (1968)
    El Peco de Adan Y Eva (The Sin of Adam and Eve) (1968)
    Bible (1974)
    In addition to this there are a number of other films which I'm aware of which are not included in the above:
    Mike Figgis's Loss of Sexual Innocence (pictured above)
    The Genesis Project: Genesis,
    Year One
    David L. Cunningham's forthcoming 3D In the Beginning,
    Scott Derrickson's planned adaptation of Paradise Lost,
    The Annunciation (Angyali üdvözlet) (1984)
    Iván Ávila Dueñas's Adán y Eva (Todavía).
    Leafing through the Internet Movie Database reveals a number of other likely possibilities. Firstly those named simply "Adam and Eve"
    Adam and Eve (1921)
    Adamo ed Eva (1949)
    Adam wa Hawa (1951)
    Adam og Eva (1953)
    Adam och Eva (1963)
    Adam i Heva (1969)
    Adamo ed Eva, la prima storia d'amore (1983) aka "Adam and Eve"
    Adam & Eve (2002) aka "Forbidden Fruit"
    Adam & Eve (2003)
    There is also Adam and Eve (2005) better known as National Lampoon: Adam and Eve, but from what I can make out that one has little to do with the biblical story.

    Then there are also these films which include "Adam and Eve" in the title, and might well be based on the Bible in some way:
    The New Adam and Eve (1915)
    Young Eve and Old Adam (1920)
    Adam and Eve a la Mode (1920)
    Adam and Eve in the Andes (1920)
    Adán, Eva y el diablo (1945) aka "Adam, Eve and the Devil"
    Male and Female Since Adam and Eve (1961)
    El pecado de Adán y Eva (1969)aka "The Sin of Adam and Eve" - USA
    The Diary of Adam and Eve (1980)
    The Diaries of Adam and Eve (1988) (TV)
    The Story of Adam & Eve (2002)
    Eve & Adam (2004)
    Adam and Eve: Uncensored (2006)
    The Unauthorized Biography of Adam and Eve (2009)
    I haven't had time to check the descriptions of the films on the IMDB as usually a few of them prove to be largely unrelated. So when I get another chance I'll work through all those, eliminate any spurious entries and post a complete list.

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