A documentary on the making of a big budget Bible picture. This is a spoof that shows the inside action on a film set where everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong. Written by
Josh Pasnak <email@example.com>
At first, I couldn't believe the relatively low ratings IMDB users have given this film. When I saw it, a friend of mine and I were embroiled in our own filmmaker's apocalypse- trying desperately to complete our first feature. Not surprisingly, we LOVED this film. We watched it many many times, and can still quote from it. I suppose that our reaction to it, and identification with the situations depicted have everything to do with our background, and without having worked in the business, I can't say I would have found it quite so entertaining. The pretentious cinematographer, the lazy crew, dumb P.A.s, ego problems among filmmakers, selling out - all well known situations to people in the business, which makes these characters especially hilarious. To anyone else, certain gags might still elicit a chuckle, but real belly laughs would have to stem from identification with these hapless filmmakers, and the situations they're forced to deal with. To me, this is where the film fails to stand up to comparisons with Spinal Tap. That film's story and its gags don't all hit on a level where you have to be a bad heavy metal musician to really enjoy. So that's the failing of And God Spoke in my eyes- it doesn't have enough for non-industry people to hold their interest.
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