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The Bible: In the Beginning...

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Original title
The Bible: In the Beginning...
Running time
174 min.
United States United States
Vittorio Bonicelli, Cristopher Fry, Jonathan Griffin, Ivo Perilli
Toshiro Mayuzumi
Giuseppe Rotunno
Co-production United States-Italy;
Dino de Laurentiis, 20th Century Fox
Drama | Religion. Biblical. Epic film
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1966: Nominated for Oscar: Best Soundtrack
1966: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Motion Picture Score
1966: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1965: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Director, Prod. (ex aequo) & 2 Golden Plates
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