My friend Matt Page is starting a series of posts over at the Bible Films Blog on the question of canonicity and Bible films. Among other things, he asks: Is there a “canon” of Bible films, independent of the biblical canon itself? And is there a reason why certain biblical stories get filmed again and again while others go ignored?
Exodus: Gods and Kings came out on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK a few days ago, and Flickering Myth has posted a new excerpt from the disc’s bonus features in which Ridley Scott discusses the casting of Aaron Paul as Joshua. As it happens, I have not yet linked to a number of interviews that Paul did while promoting the film a few months ago, so I figured this was as good a time as any to round them up.
Exodus: Gods and Kings video round-up: several TV spots and an eleven-hour (!) video of the burning bush
It’s been a while since I posted any videos for Exodus: Gods and Kings, but the studio has released several new TV spots, most of which feature new footage of Moses’ family, Mount Sinai, Moses tossing his sword into the Red Sea, and so on. The studio has also released what I can only assume is one of the more bizarre promotional videos ever, in the form of an eleven-hour shot of the burning bush displaying the entire Book of Exodus. Check ’em out below the jump.
Exodus: Gods and Kings: a new clip from the film, and a new featurette gets into the religious significance of the story
Three weeks before the film comes out in North America, the makers of Exodus: Gods and Kings are finally zeroing in on the religious audience. A new feaurette posted by Relevant magazine features quite a few new shots of Moses during the later, shaggy-haired prophet phase of his life, and it even gives us our first look at the Hebrews smearing blood on their doorposts during the first Passover.