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#81 H. Smith

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:45 PM


Hi Cristina,

I share some of your thoughts. I have seen some Orthodox videos in Greek. One was the life of Saint Mary of Egypt, t

 

I am having trouble finding a trailer of the Greek movie you mean or a detailed webpage on it. Maybe this is it:

 

St. Mary of Egypt.flv - YouTube
youtube.com/watch?v=t4Wnfi4UOt0
 
St Mary The Egyptian Trailer - YouTube

youtube.com/watch?v=f0T2bZhoHfk

 

 

 

The first movie above is not clearly actually a trailer , maybe it is just a narration of Mary of Egypt. The second one is a trailer in Ethiopian or Coptic as its dubbing and I don't know the original language.

 

This looks to be the full movie and its in Arabic with English subbing:

youtube.com/watch?v=2-IgHyq07KA

 

Which one did you mean?



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:52 PM

America has made so many movies about the 1st c. AD related to Christianity, especially Jesus' life.

 

Have the Greeks made any?

 

The big downside is that the American version is kind of anglocized / Westernized. It's not any theological issue, it's just that making a movie about the first century in Judea is hard to do culturally in the West, because of vast climate, ethnic and cultural differences. A light skinned Jesus with a British accent in a room made to look outdoors is more like a Theatre play.

I do think Gibson's Passion worked hard to make a realistic movie though, using Aramaic.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:35 AM

The Savior, 2014, uses Jordanian and Palestian actors and is in Arabic.

youtube.com/watch?v=DX7u9bKeflA



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:33 PM

What might be thought problematic about films on Orthodox themes such as the live of Jesus and so on is that they are necessarily from the imagination and so have roots in the western spiritual tradition of using the imagination.






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