What happened to the Biblical Epics?

United Kingdom
January 5, 2018 1:59am CST
Strange discussion I know but this came to mind about five minutes ago as I was drinking my first Tea of the day! So, what happened to all those Biblical epics? Do you remember them? There was 'The Ten Commandments' starring Charlton Heston, "The Robe" starring Richard Burton, "Soloman and Sheba", "Cleopatra". Where have they all gone? They used to show these like clock work every year but I haven't seen one of those in years! I thought they were great movies in their time and definitely something to snuggle down to at Christmas but they seem to be no more. Instead, without fail they continue showing "The Wizard of Oz" every single Christmas without fail! I don't mind that one but anyway, just a thought! What do you think?
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@RasmaSandra (17495)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 Jan
In this crazy modern world making Biblical epics can be a dangerous thing. Some religious fanatic or kook might just decide to blow up the theaters that show the epics.
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• United Kingdom
5 Jan
That sounds like a truthful and frightening reality of the world we currently live in. I guess it's back to the Wizard of Oz for me!
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@MissNikki (2689)
• Canada
27 Jan
I think you have a good point @RasmaSandra
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@JohnRoberts (56746)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Jan
Those movies are shown here in channels like TCM.
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• United Kingdom
5 Jan
Oh I know the TCM channel. Unfortunately I don't have that channel as part of my tv package. You are fortunate in that you have that channel. Still, I can improvise and I will have to do without!
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@MissNikki (2689)
• Canada
27 Jan
None of those movies are favorites of mine so I don't mind that they aren't shown often ... LoL
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• United Kingdom
30 Jan
oh they really did find a small place in my heart! :)
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@MissNikki (2689)
• Canada
1 Feb
@AndrewFreyne Everyone has movies that are special to them - I know how that is
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
5 Jan
I think it's pretty hard to do an adaptation of biblical epic as it might cause a lot of disagreements and controversial views due to it having religious contents. In some countries, such films are banned.
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• United Kingdom
5 Jan
Yes, that's what started crossing my mind. The times that we're living in with political correctness and everything. Still, they were great movies in their time.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
5 Jan
Yes, also it is not attractive to potential investors as there are high risk for potential failure in the box office.
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