Bible: In the Beginning

Bible: In the Beginning

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Cast: John Huston, Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris

     
 

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The Bible was intended by producer Dino De Laurentiis as the first in a series of films which would eventually cover the Old and New Testament in their entireties. The many directors engaged for this project dropped out one by one, leaving only the adventurous John Huston. As a result, this film was the first and last in the series; its subtitle In theSee more details below

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The Bible was intended by producer Dino De Laurentiis as the first in a series of films which would eventually cover the Old and New Testament in their entireties. The many directors engaged for this project dropped out one by one, leaving only the adventurous John Huston. As a result, this film was the first and last in the series; its subtitle In the Beginning refers to the fact that only the first 22 chapters of Genesis ended up on film. After creation, we are introduced to the buff-naked Adam and Eve (Michael Parks and Ulla Bergyd), whose fall from grace segues into the Cain and Abel story. Next on the docket is the story of Noah, played by director Huston, who'd originally wanted Charlie Chaplin for the role. Abraham's sacrifice is then dramatized, with George C. Scott as the beleaguered protagonist. In quick succession, we are offered the Tower of Babel, the defiance of Nimrod, and Sodom and Gomorroh. Tying together these Old Testament episodes is Peter O'Toole as three angels; Ava Gardner also shows up in the role of Sarah.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/1995
UPC:
0086162102035
Original Release:
1966

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Parks Adam
Ulla Bergryd Eve
Richard Harris Cain
John Huston Noah,Narrator
Stephen Boyd Nimrod
George C. Scott Abraham
Ava Gardner Sarah
Peter O'Toole One of the Three Angels
Gabriele Ferzetti Lot
Gabriella Pallotta Actor
Claudie Lange Actor
Adriana Ambesi Actor
Pupella Maggio Noah's wife
Franco Nero Abel
Robert Rietty Abraham's steward
Eleonora Rossi-Drago Lot's wife
Zoe Sallis Actor

Technical Credits
John Huston Director
Vittori Bonicelli Screenwriter
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Maria de Matteis Costumes/Costume Designer
Katherine Dunham Choreography
Christopher Fry Screenwriter
Jonathan Griffin Screenwriter
Toshiro Mayuzumi Score Composer
Ivo Perilli Screenwriter
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer

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