The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told is a film by director George Stevens about the life of Jesus.
This is long, but worth watching simply for the amazing cast of actors.
When George Stevens' The Greatest Story Ever Told originally arrived in theaters, either the critics and its public perception felt it was too monumentally epic, too minutely detailed and merely a progression of events which were accurately depicted from the Bible. But from every other preceding Christ adaptation, including Nicholas Ray's King of Kings, this film wasn't really about the life of Christ at all. It focused on his message as a spiritual leader, with not only shattering healing scenes for the crippled, but lengthy, intimate moments shared between his disciples. And to top it off, Sydow's portrayal of Christ may have been verbally direct and strong, but there were certainly glimpses of a vulnerable human trait. Take the scene…