The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster.
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We all know that this movie is 100% Propaganda to instill the White Image of Christ into the subconcious of many people in the theatre at the time of 1927. Come on we all know that Cecil B Demille was a Freemason. But for a propaganda film, BEAUTIFUL CINEMATOGRAPHY and SPECIAL EFFECTS for it's time! The SCORE from the Criterion Version is outstanding. What else can I say it was pretty EPIC!
This is how I like my bible stories, full of soft focus, schmaltzy reverence and a blonde Jesus who could use a sandwich. DeMille commits to his vision of the life of Jesus as a universal fable, not dogma or history, and sticks to it. The result is a beautiful, consistent telling of one of literature's most influential stories.