This is a film I discovered while watching a documentary this morning...
It is a silent film (but with lovely orchestral/choir music) - and it was originally in French (the title cards), but then released in the USA in 1904
with English title cards.
From a movie-making perspective, it's quite hilarious - but it's also quite innovative for its time. It is colorized using stencils and tints - the
acting is really stilted, and the costumes and appearances/disappearances of angels, stars, etc. are really cheesy by our standards.
Still - in 1903?? Not bad.
Thought you all would enjoy having a peek at it.
I found it to be fun. Funny, even. (Not the story - we all know the story, and that's not the point of this thread). In the other video the
filmmaker did a comparison of different Jesus movies...
Starting with this one, and going on through some other cheesy 'classics', and then to Gibson's very bloody version.
In case anyone is interested in the documentary (it was first posted here on ATS in 2009):
The very beginning he shows a fast-motion bunch of clips from the silent movie -
in a quick 6 minute rundown of the story ...
Anyway - some interesting viewing during a deadly heat wave here....
edit on 8/23/2014 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)
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