Hail, Caesar! and the road-to-Damascus experience in film

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Is Hail, Caesar! the first movie from a major Hollywood studio to depict Saint Paul’s road-to-Damascus experience on the big screen? I think it might be.

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Review: Hail, Caesar! (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen, 2016)

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Hail, Caesar! is the name of the new Coen brothers movie, a comedy of sorts set in and around a Hollywood studio in the early 1950s. It is also the name of a movie within the movie — though the full title of that other film is actually Hail, Caesar!: A Tale of the Christ. And there’s a lot we could start unpacking just with that title.

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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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Six cinematic interpretations of the Jewish elder Gamaliel

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Yesterday was the day when Eastern Orthodox Christians remember Gamaliel, the Jewish leader who defended the apostles before the Sanhedrin in Acts 5. So I thought it might be fun to take a quick look at how Gamaliel has been portrayed in film.

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A.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode ten

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Season 1, Episode 10 — ‘Brothers in Arms’
Acts 9:28-31

Editing Acts, redux. The tenth episode of A.D. The Bible Continues is based on just a few verses from Acts 9, but it also borrows elements from other passages in Acts.

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Watch: The apostles say farewell to Saul, and more, in three new clips from A.D. The Bible Continues

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A.D. The Bible Continues is back to falling in the ratings again. The series scored its lowest ratings ever last night, after a brief uptick the week before.

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