Filmmaker John Huston directs this elaborate, star-studded epic inspired by the first 22 chapters of the book of Genesis. Tales include Abraham’s sacrifice, the creation of Noah’s Ark, Adam and Eve’s temptation, and Cain murdering his brother, Abel.
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Wow! John Huston as Noah, George C. Scott as Abraham, Ava Gardner as Sara and God as God. I liked the second chapter with Huston as a facetious Noah and the Babel tower episode. Now, it's a Dino De Laurentiis production and Huston didn't have much latitude with a book like the Bible so don't expect too much in terms of surprises. Recommended.
" In the beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth. And the Earth was without form and void. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, "Let there be light." And there was light. "
Ambitious try at filming the first chapters of the Genesis chapter. The Ark and Babel's Tower are impressive visual images and manage to make the Bible epic, but the film ends up being very preachy and slow and most of the film feels like a audio picture book read by John Huston.