@Hutterite:"It really isn't hard to see where a flood legend
could come from." Polynesians in different locations picked up on flood
legends. So how did that happen.I liked the Ten Commandments when I
was little. Nowadays it makes me sick. They weren't that puffed up. How
could they live? You can't imagine that any of them would have ever had to
go to the bathroom, snore, sneeze, get indigestion.
At the end of the last ice age, the rising ocean breached a height of land at
what is now Istanbul, probably because of seismic activity. The area is still
known for it. More than ten cubic miles of seawater inundated the much lower
black sea basin behind that land bridge every day. For months. In flatter areas,
the sea would have moved miles inland every day. A microclimate would have been
created in the flooding regions. It really isn't hard to see where a flood
legend could come from. If hollywood can make a buck casting a caucasian cast in
the role of characters in the legends that grew out of this flooding, they will
re: Oatmeal"Why do we so readily trust our theology/exegesis to
screen writers and film directors? Will the artistic medium overwhelm the
doctrine?"Because John Hagee, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, &
Pat Robertson already have day jobs.
"Hollywood disregards religion when making movies." :-( "Hollywood
gets it wrong when depicting religion." :-( "Hollywood liberal
Democrats shouldn't be allowed to make movies about religion." :-(
Grump, grump, grump. We're a happy lot, we Christians, aren't we? Why
aren't nonbelievers just flocking to our fonts?
If they did make a movie on the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, most viewers
would be disappointed when they discovered that the reason for the destruction
wasn't what they'd like to believe. (Hint: read the book of Ezekiel
to find why they were destroyed. It had nothing to do with sex.)Personally, I think the story of Elijah would make a great movie. Good vs.
evil, apostasy and redemption, disaster averted, and the special effects for the
fiery chariot carrying him to heaven would doubtless be spectacular.
I think another depiction of the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah would be
redundant- we've already seen it- check out that German mini-series on the
fire-bombing of Dresden- very well done. Besides, some people read those parts
of the Bible that have to do with punishment and retribution, over and over,
obsessed with the wrong idea. It would make more sense to focus on things that
we can identify with, like the story of hope and redemption as found in the
teachings of Christ. Living in the archaic world of the Old Testament is not how
a Christion should exist.
A movie based on Sodom & GHomorrah would probably be another boring disaster
film, with two cities being blown up. I doubt viewers would see a lot of
similarity with today, though. In spite of the crazies who are all about
destruction, prophecy, and punishment, that's not really the reality of
life. We are a lot better than that and prefer to look forward for affirmation.
Movies that come out of Hollywood are all the product liberal Democrats, except
the ones made by conservatives. Then they pretend film makers espousing a
right-wing perspective, from Clint Eastwoood to John Wayne, are operating
"outside the box." Please, if the message resonates with the people, it
will become popular. I think the right wing has too little faith in its message
and wants to also blame "the movies" for how little credibility it has
left in the mind of the typical American. The main reason we do not film the
story of Sodom & Gomorrah over and over is that the average film-goer sees
little in that story that is applicable today. Sure, some who like to read it
over and over will pretend that it's an idictment on today's society,
but I suggest you go back and re-read it on your own. See what you think.
You'll probably find it wanting, as most people do.
I am not promoting anyone of these movies, but we need to vote with our bucks,
if we want to see more of this type of movie.
I won't attend/watch any religious movie made by Hollywood liberal
Democrats. The recent announcement that a soon to be released film was
modified to eliminate a character that looked like Obama is a good illustration
of how political correctness will always come first to Hollywood types. They
enjoy destroying stories based on scripture.
I would like to see a movie done on Genesis 6, in which angels in heaven find
that earth women are quite attractive, so they come to earth and mate with the
earth women producing a race of giants called the Nephilim.
Any movie on the bible and scriptures in general would be hard to depict
accurately since the only thing we know for sure is it's all been
translated numerous times from numerous texts and languages. Each translator
interpreting it to his own understanding.
They should do one on Sodom and Gomorrah. I wonder if this world even reads or
acknowledges that part of the bible..
Wouldn't take much to do better than that snuff film gibsen dumped on
Will there be dinosaurs, duck billed platypi, and kangaroos on Hollywood's
ark? Stay tuned.
It is great to see more fantasy films coming from Hollywood.
Ah hollywod, never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
@Woods Cross UTThe more we learn the more we see that the things we
held as doctrine are not any more accurate than what could be dreamed up by
It is obvious that any rational reading of Genesis or Exodus reveals that much
of these accounts are ancient mixture of history and allegory.Why do
we so readily trust our theology/exegesis to screen writers and film directors?
Will the artistic medium overwhelm the doctrine?
@Gildas,You may want to check out the 1966 Movie, "The Bible, in
the beginning..." which was produced by Dino Di Laurentis and directed by
John Huston. It covers the first 22 chapters of Genesis in 5 separate segments,
from the Creation to Abraham. One of the segments portrayed the story of Noah
and the Flood, and starred Huston as Noah. He did a good job IMO.I
agree with you on "The Ten Commandments." Pretty tough to match
Heston's Moses. I look forward to seeing all three of these
just because of the subject matter. Might also have some opportunities to
"hasten the work" as well.
ok, imabeliever, that was hillarious. well done.
To: GZE, it would take a miracle to duplicate Jesus.
Why can't someone make a Jesus movie with an leading man who looks the
If that film with Russell Crowe about Noah is aimed at a modern day audience
with a global warming message, one wonders what impact humanity was supposed to
have played back then. Not too many human caused co2 emissions that I can think
of in those days. As for the rest, I'm really glad to see that
big time producers are using the Bible for more hopefully great religious
movies. In an era when there are many victories for the anti religious athiest
forces in America, this seems to be a countervaling force. What goes around,
I am looking forward to "Noah" as I do not recall any cinematic
portrayal of this subject in my lifetime, and he is a man greatly revered in my
LDS faith. There have been many versions of the life of Christ, my
favorite being "Jesus of Nazareth", but don't know if the latest
will have anything to offer as the picture looks like it presents a good-looking
and popular Jesus, which does not figure if you have read Isaiah, Chapter 53.
"The Ten Commandments" might prove hard to beat but a good
new version of the Exodus would be appreciated. I hope this new one lives up to