Thursday, December 19, 2019

By the Gods!

The Nativity scene from BEN-HUR (1959)

The Christmas holiday is always a difficult period for the blog. There are so few movies about the birth of Jesus. It's one of those perplexing things about the genre: the most famous story set in Antiquity is also the least filmed. There are plenty of movies about the Christmas holiday and there are plenty of movies with Jesus as an adult but few centred around his birth. Even in this brief moment in BEN-HUR, when the Three Kings visit the manger, we barely see Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. PEPLUM star José Greci played Mary, in the ever so brief scenes from this Hollywood epic. Laurence Payne was Joseph.


Anonymous said...

The Nativity is more extensive in King of Kings.

PEPLUM TV said...

I know but I like this one because of José Greci. :-)

Richard Svensson said...

Then, of course, we have a different sort of Nativity in "The Life of Brian" :)