Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Bible: The Epic Miniseries (on DVD)

[DVD Bible]

This Emmy-nominated 2013 television series, along with the companion movie “Son of God”, has very good production values and fairly naturalistic performances. It was the highest rated cable show of 2013. Actress Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) and her producer husband Mark Burnett (“Survivor”, “The Apprentice”) are rightly proud of this overview of the many dramatic and inspiring events and teachings from The Holy Bible. Although I have several quibbles with accuracy, the whole feel and sensibility of the series is compelling and realistic, even though miracles and wonders are not in the ’empirical’ realm of human life. The large cast is mostly unknown to American audiences but most of them do a nice job of earnestly portraying dynamic yet flawed people. Diogo Morgado, a popular Portuguese actor, stands out as Jesus.

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official The Bible Miniseries web site ]
Recommended by Becky W.C.
Walt Branch Library

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