Monday, 4 March 2013

Coming closer to Easter a new Bible mini series

Coming closer to Easter several television channels start bringing some series about the bible and about the suffering and dead of Christ.

An epic 10-hour mini-series shall be presented on History Channel. Producer, Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice), and his wife, Roma Downey (Touched by An Angel) are bringing the most widely-read book of all time to life on the screen, with breathtaking beauty and the use of dramatic live action and cutting-edge CGI technology.
Roma Downey & Mark Burnett
Roma Downey & Mark Burnett (Photo credit: Sharon Graphics)


Downey has made a number of made-for-TV movies since Touched by an Angel wrapped in 2003, and Burnett is an executive producer whose credits include SurvivorCelebrity Apprentice and The Voice. That success has allowed the two to take on The Bible project as a personal passion.

“We feel this is the most important project we have ever undertaken,” said Mark and Roma. “Regardless of one’s belief system, no book has impacted humankind more than the Bible. Its influence on politics, culture, literature, art, music, philanthropy and education is unequalled.”

Roma and Mark where taken by watching again Cecil B DeMille’s Ten Commandments. They did want a project spanning the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation telling two to three stories a night.Numbers and Deuteronomy do not suit a photographic picture and are not taken into the story. Logically Jesus his life is only told once.

The producers of this miniseries consulted a wide range of people pastors, academics, a major evangelical leader, a rabbi and a Catholic cardinal for ideas as to how to make the story work as The Bible just gives a rough outline for many of the stories.

“We wanted to create something that was visually fresh and exciting and compelling, that your grandmother would enjoy but that your kids would enjoy," says Downey, who plays Mary, Jesus' mother, in several episodes. "We wanted it to be the Bible for this generation, that it didn't have that donkeys-and-sandals feel of Bible movies from our own childhood."

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Enjoy these clips from the series with insight from the producers (Mark and Roma) and commentaries from Rick Warren, Max Lucado and Scripture Union USA's EVP Jess Stainbrook.
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Please do read also:

  1. The series about the Last days of Christ and reasons why to remember the 14th of Nisan, starting with:14 Nisan a day to remember #1 Inception
  2. Observance of a day to Remember
  3. Day of remembrance coming near
  4. Peter Cottontail and a Bunny laying Eastereggs
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