The Bible: In the Beginning...

Synopsis: An elaborate Hollywood retelling of the Bible stories narrated by the film's director John Huston. We open with the Creation of the World and arrive at the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve and continue on to Cain and the murder of Abel. Next, we visit Noah and his ark with its spectacular flood sequence. Then we come to the story of Nimrod, King of Babel, the emergence of man's vanity and the heights to which it could aspire if unchecked. Finally we cover Abraham, a mystic who spoke personally with God, a leader of men, a builder of nations, a pioneer and a warrior and Sarah. At the time she conceived her first child, the event being forecast by an Angel of the Lord. Three such Heavenly Messengers appeared in the course of events which befell Abraham and Sarah.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): John Huston
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations.
174 min

In the beginning, God created

the Heaven and the Earth.

And the Earth was

without form and void...

...and darkness was upon the face

of the deep.

And the Spirit of God moved

upon the face of the waters.

And God said, "Let there be light. "

And there was light.

And God divided the light

from the darkness.

And God called the light "day. "

And the darkness He called "night. "

And the evening and the morning

were the first day.

And God said, "Let there be

a firmament... the midst of the waters.

And let it divide the waters

from the waters. "

And God called

the firmament "heaven. "

And the evening and the morning

were the second day.

And God said:

"Let the waters under the heaven... gathered together

unto one place...

...and let the dry land appear. "

The gathering together

of the waters...

...called He "seas. "

And He called the dry land "earth. "

And God said,

"Let the earth bring forth grass...

...the herb yielding seed and

the fruit tree yielding fruit...

...whose seed is in itself

upon the earth. "

And the evening and the morning

were the third day.

And God said, "Let there be lights

in the firmament of the heaven...

...and let them be for signs

and for seasons...

...and for days and years. "

And God made two great lights:

The greater light, to rule the day...

...and the lesser light,

to rule the night.

He made the stars also.

And God set them in the firmament

of the heaven... give light upon the Earth.

And the evening and the morning

were the fourth day.

And God said, "Let the waters

bring forth abundantly...

...the moving creature

that hath life...

...and fowl that fly above the earth

in the open firmament of heaven. "

And God created great whales...

...and every living creature

that moveth...

...which the waters brought forth

abundantly after their kind.

God blessed them, saying:

"Be fruitful and multiply

and fill the waters...

...and the seas. "

And the evening and the morning

were the fifth day.

And God said, "Let the earth

bring forth...

...the living creature

after his kind.

And everything that creepeth

upon the earth after his kind...

...cattle and the beast of the earth

after his kind. "

And God saw that it was good.

And God said:

"Let us make man in our own image...

...after our likeness. "

The Lord God formed man

of the dust of the ground...

...and breathed into his nostrils

the breath of life...

...and man became a living soul.

And God brought unto Adam

every beast of the field...

...and every fowl of the air... see what he would call them.

And the Lord said:

"It is not good that the man

should be alone. "

And He caused a deep sleep

to fall upon Adam.

And he slept.

And God made a woman

and brought her unto the man.

This is now bone of my bones

and flesh of my flesh.

So God created man

in His own image... the image of God

created He him...

...male and female created He them.

And God saw everything

that He had made...

...and behold, it was very good.

And the evening and the morning

were the sixth day.

And on the seventh day God rested...

...from all His work

which He had made.

And God blessed the seventh day

and sanctified it.

Eastward, in Eden,

God had planted a garden.

And He said, "Go into the garden

I have made.

Tend it and keep it.

Of every tree of the garden

thou mayest freely eat.

But of the Tree of the Knowledge

of Good and Evil...

...thou shalt not eat of it.

For in the day

that thou eatest thereof...

...thou shalt surely die. "

And God blessed them

and said unto them:

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Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry (18 December 1907 – 30 June 2005) was an English poet and playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. more…

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