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The Lord's Prayer (1910)

Le pater (original title)
The Lord's Prayer: Even though we be engrossed in the utterly material, the common round of the struggle for bread or for gold and precious stones, how these words move us! Some of us may ... See full summary »

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Alice Tissot
Léonce Perret
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The Lord's Prayer: Even though we be engrossed in the utterly material, the common round of the struggle for bread or for gold and precious stones, how these words move us! Some of us may not even be sure of the words, so long it is since we knelt at our mother's knee and repealed it softly, rather abashed at the sound of the sacred symphony in our own voices. Perhaps we may dimly remember just how we said it, slowly, very slowly, with quite a pause after each phrase, and maybe there was a picture in our minds for each group of words; a vague, glorious picture, with a glow of yellow light upon it, and a halo of exaltation around it. "Our Father Who Art in Heaven" That tender address! Who is so absorbed in worldly matters that those words convey him no vision? "Hallowed Be Thy Name" A chastened reverence fills our very soul; we see a world of bended heads, a study in humility. "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven" We are lifted up by a wave of reverence, an ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 August 1910 (USA)  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with Teneriffe, the Gem of the Canaries (1910). See more »

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Perhaps the greatest for a number of weeks
6 August 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

One sees the announcement of a picture of this character with a good deal of trepidation. Biblical subjects, particularly this one, require extremely careful and reverent work, else they will seem incongruous and altogether unsympathetic. The scenes which make up this series are all interpretative and illustrative of the text of the prayer, and the effect upon the one who sees the film is that of reverence. Further, one seems to acquire a deeper appreciation of the meaning of the inspired words, and there enters into the sentiment aroused a feeling which, perhaps, has never been present before. It is difficult to describe this subtle influence, yet it is so strong that it is lasting. One does not escape from it for days. The costuming and accessories are the work of a master. Not only is he an artist, but he understands interpreting the sentiment expressed in pictures as vital as they can be made. It is the great film of the week, perhaps the greatest for a number of weeks. It will add strength to any program. – The Moving Picture World, August 20, 1910


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