God, Jesus, and the Bible in the Media

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Original air date: Monday, April 07, 2014

Steve Carell as a modern-day Noah in Evan Almighty

Stacy and Malayna look at the creative ways in which the entertainment industry depicts Biblical characters and the stars of the Big Book: God and Jesus. From the flood with Russell Crowe as Noah or Steve Carell in Evan Almighty, Jim Caviezel as Jesus, or his animated South Park counterpart, to George Burns and Morgan Freeman as God, they’ll compare and contrast and look for the metaphysical Truth behind it all.
SHOW NOTES:
About the movie NOAH:

 

The cast includes representatives from the best of mythological and symbolic films!
Russell Crowe    …            Noah     (Gladiator)
Jennifer Connelly …        Naameh (Labyrinth)
Ray Winstone    …            Tubal-cain (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Beowulf, Hugo)
Anthony Hopkins …        Methuselah (Thor, Beowulf)
Emma Watson   …            Ila (Hermione in Harry Potter)
Logan Lerman    …            Ham (Percy Jackson)
Douglas Booth   …            Shem (Romeo & Juliet — with the girl from True Grit)

 

Biblical:
·         Charlton Heston – 10 Commandments as Moses, Ben-Hur as a Gladiator, The Greatest Story Ever Told as John the Baptist – a lot of Caesar related films too.
·         Steve Carrel in Evan Almighty
·         Dogma – Wr/Dir: Kevin Smith starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek,  An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole and re-enter Heaven.
·        Prince of Egypt (animated) – The story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt.
·        Monty Python and the Holy Grail
·       Da Vinci Code!
Jesus:
·         Passion of the Christ – Jim Caviezel as Jesus
·         South Park  – Among his various appearances, he has been seen hosting his own public access television call-in show, Jesus and Pals. He is a member of the superhero group,
Super Best Friends. He is voiced by Matt Stone. (Incl In “The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka“.)
·         Jesus Christ Superstar – rock musical
God:
·         George Burns – Oh God!
·         Morgan Freeman – In Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty
·         Joan of Arcadia – (TV) Amber Tamblyn
Biblical Themes:
·        Chronicles of Narnia
·        Phenomenon
·        Twilight (Apple from Tree of Knowledge…)
·       Blue Lagoon (Eden)

 

 

 

 

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