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The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ (1906)

La vie du Christ (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Biography, Drama | January 1907 (USA)
The life of Jesus Christ in 25 scenes.

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Alice Guy (as Alice Blaché)
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The life of Jesus Christ in 25 scenes.

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Short | Biography | Drama

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France

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January 1907 (USA) See more »

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The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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This early extravaganza film used had over 100 extras and in 1906 was the biggest hit that French filmmaking had ever seen. It was Gaumont Film Company's big blockbuster. See more »

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Title Card: Ecce Homo
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An Early Portrait of Christ
15 January 2016 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

This silent film from 1906 is one of the earliest films about Jesus Christ (although it isn't THE FIRST, which would be "The Passion Play" from 1903), whose possibly the most well known figure of all mankind.

Whether you're particularly religious or not matter, because any work of cinema this old is at least somewhat interesting, and it's amazing seeing how well made this film is when you consider the fact that it was made 110 years ago! There's actual extras, sets, and multiple sequences, rather than just being a couple seconds of a man drinking a glass of water. It's probably the highest scale film of the 1900's (other than "A Trip to the Moon" and "The Great Train Robbery", two more popular and, somewhat, superior films), and it is really amazing how successful they were able to tell this story.

The film is also pretty dramatic and emotional for its time, showing how cruel the death of Christ really was (but it doesn't go nearly as in depth as, say, "The Passion of Christ").

Anybody with a strong interest of the history of silent and classic cinema should really take a look, because it truly is amazing.


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