Bible movie of the week: The Last Days of Pompeii (dir. Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1935)

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Bible movies were big in the silent era, which came to an end in the late 1920s, and they were big again in the 1950s, when pious spectacle was all the rage — but very few were produced during the two decades between those eras.1 Hollywood, in particular, seemed to lose interest in the genre entirely during this period. Nevertheless, a few films did at least touch on the genre, even if they did not commit to it fully.

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Risen: a scene guide (with clips and scriptural references)

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Two years ago, I made a spreadsheet charting the similarities and differences between The Bible and its big-screen spin-off Son of God. Last year, I wrote detailed recaps for each episode of A.D. The Bible Continues, noting how the series made use of both the scriptures and secular history. Now it’s Risen’s turn to go under the microscope.

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Review: Risen (dir. Kevin Reynolds, 2016)

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The Jesus movies of the past dozen years have followed a trajectory that is almost the complete opposite of their counterparts in the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of Hollywood.

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Risen: the Joseph Fiennes interview round-up (2016/2/16)

My interview | The Rome Q&A | Round-ups: Jan 18 | Jan 29 | Feb 8 | Feb 12 | Feb 18

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Risen had its premiere in Dallas last night, and Joseph Fiennes was there. A few more interviews with him have surfaced too. So, it’s time for another round-up!

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Watch: Seven clips from Risen, plus several brief interviews

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Risen, the first of several big-screen Jesus movies coming out this year, will be playing at a theatre near you just three weeks from now — and to whet our appetites, the studio has released several new clips from the film. Check ’em out below the jump.

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The Pontius Pilate movie soldiers on without Brad Pitt

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Remember that movie about Pontius Pilate that was in development a few years ago? The one that had Brad Pitt attached to star, until he bowed out last year?

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