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Friday, September 13, 2013

The Green Pastures (1936)


A preacher in a small African-American church in Louisiana tells his Sunday school class stories from the Bible as if the characters were part of a local fish fry. He starts with the creation of the world by God, known as "De Lawd" (Rex Ingram), and tells how God went on to create heaven, which is just like their farmland, and then created man and woman, followed by their fall and finally the coming of Jesus Christ. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.


Melvin X said...

There is french adaptation of this classic movie : Les verts paturages by Jean-Christophe Averty, with Robert Liensol, Théo Légitimus and Med Hondo (a great actor and director, and the voice of Eddie Murphie in France)

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