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The Bible and Film

There was some discussion around here the other day about biblically-themed films (a tremendously enjoyable genre back in the day), so this Daily Telegraph selection of biblically-themed movie posters seems relevant, if not entirely respectable. As almost always with cinema, some of the posters are works of art in their own right (check out the one for Golgotha). There’s also at least one error in the selection: The poster purportedly promoting the French film Le Fils Prodigue (1912) is actually for Lana Turner’s The Prodigal (1955), but who’s complaining? Most entertaining of all, however, might be the poster for Sodom and Gomorrah — Twin Cities of Sin (“not suitable for children”!), a 1962 movie by Robert Aldrich, a director who had, of course, already shown audiences a thing or two about apocalypse and the darker side of urban life. A must-see, I reckon: I’ll risk the whole pillar of salt thing.

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