random Bible movie connection of the day


I was watching John Huston’s The Bible: In the Beginning… (1966) tonight — mainly to brush up on the Noah’s Ark section — when I suddenly noticed something. Adam is played by Michael Parks. That’s him above, getting his first glimpse of Eve. And this is him again below, partaking of the good fruit in the Garden of Eden:

Now, the last time I saw this film, the name “Michael Parks” didn’t mean anything to me. But now I recognize Michael Parks as the actor who has played Sheriff Earl McGraw in three different films — four, if you count Grindhouse twice — all of which were directed by Quentin Tarantino and/or Robert Rodriguez. The other two films he was in are From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003; my review), the latter of which is depicted below:

Parks also played Esteban Vihaio in Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004):

I love making connections like this.

MAY 19 UPDATE: One thing I forgot to mention: If Parks was born in California, as the IMDb says, and if this film’s God (i.e. John Huston) can speak with an American accent, then why does Adam sound so British? Is it so that he will sound more European like Eve, who is played by the Swedish actress Ulla Bergryd?

Oh, and click here for a nifty on-the-set preview article on this film that appeared in Time magazine way, way back in 1965.

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