Easter Egg Weekend Post
With the current Holiday of Easter going on here are some interesting traditionnal and untraditional suggestions for your vacation. Speaking of vacation when will National Lampoon release a Easter Vacation follow up to their Christmas Vacation? Well, enough of dreaming here are some obvious and not so obvious choices of viewings for this weekend.
The first "Jesus film" I ever saw cut in three parts on television. At a younger age I thought it was the only adaptation of the life of Jesus Christ. From director Franco Zeffirelli Jesus of Nazareth (1977).
Then you have the Ancient Testament adaptations: Cecil B. DeMille with his epic of epic proportions The Ten Commandments that everyone has seen probably more than ten times for the seperation of the Red sea.
In the same vein, you have Ben-Hur directed by William Wyler with good old Charlton Heston.
For those of you who like to dig a little deeper: Pier Paolo Pasolini the notable Italian communist homosexual murdered in 1975 directed a superb adaptation of St. Matthew's gospel with The Gospel According to St. Matthew in 1964.
And now some foreign classic films:
Ordet (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1955)
Robert Bresson's Journal d'un curé de campagne aka Diary of A Country Priest.
...and Carlos Reygadas' masterpiece Stellet Licht aka Silent Light.
If you are like me and don't give much about religion you'll watch Ken Russell's The Devils and Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Enjoy your holiday and don't eat too much chocolate!