The Young Messiah: a scene guide (w/ clips and references to the scriptures, the apocryphal texts, and the novel)

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Last month I wrote up a scene guide for Risen, noting which scriptures different parts of the movie were based on. Now it’s The Young Messiah’s turn — and this time, matters are complicated by the fact that the film is based not directly on the Bible, but on Anne Rice’s novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, which in turn makes use of Old and New Testament apocrypha in addition to the scriptures.

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Hail, Caesar! and other movies about making Bible movies

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Hail, Caesar!, the newest film from the Coen brothers, opens this Friday. The film is set in 1950s Hollywood, and one of its central plot elements is a movie-within-the-movie — also called Hail, Caesar! — that depicts the crucifixion of Jesus. This got me wondering, how many other films have depicted the making of a Bible movie?

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Why are some Bible stories turned into movies more often than others?

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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?

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A new, “accurate” Noah movie will apparently consist almost entirely of scenes that aren’t in the Bible

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We’ve seen the big-budget, secular-Hollywood version of the Noah story. Now comes the low-budget, independent-Christian version. South African filmmakers Frans Cronje and David Ferreira have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for an “historically accurate, biblically authentic” movie called Flood of Faith.

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Noah: a list of the film’s deleted scenes, with pictures

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Darren Aronofsky’s Noah came out on Blu-Ray and DVD one year ago this month, and to mark the occasion, I have rounded up every bit of footage I can think of that was deleted from the film itself but can still be seen in the trailers and featurettes.

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Wait, there’s a new Noah movie premiering on Sunday?

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Remember that Noah movie the BBC was producing? The one I mentioned back in May? My friend Matt Page noted today that the BBC finally released a trailer for it last Saturday, and that the film will premiere in the U.K. on March 30.

Mere hours after I read Matt’s post, however, I discovered that the very same film is premiering in the United States this coming Sunday on Up TV.

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