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The Bible: In the Beginning

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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 ...
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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: 2/27/2001
  • UPC: 086162021572
  • Original Release: 1966
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

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

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wonderful

    I really love this movie, I look @ it over and over again, John Huston was great as Noah and also as the narrator,also George C. Scott was outstanding. anyone having questions about the begining of creation should have this movie in their collection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    WE LOVED THIS MOVIE!!

    My son and I wholeheartedly enjoyed this movie!! I will defintiely share with the rest of my family. If you want to teach someone the main points of the Bible (the beginning), this is the movie to show them. Excellent movie, excellent cast, excellent naration.

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