Episode 11: A Loving God Would Not Be Mad at Yul Brynner

Xanadu Sq LogoThis week, we chat about religious movies from a secular perspective. Were we able to complete our mission before the laptop’s battery ran out? Listen to find out!

We also finally get to read out a listener’s response to our Pleasure Dome questions! (Have you answered our questions yet? You should!)

This week’s booze pairing is Zonin’s lovely Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, which is fun to say and even more fun to drink.

Further show notes behind the cut!

Movies mentioned:
A View to a Kill
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Ben Hur
The Robe
Samson & Delilah
Passion of the Christ
The Ten Commandments
The Magnificent Seven
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Message
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Exorcist
The Omen
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Life of Brian
The Seventh Seal
The Seventh Sign
Wall Street
Two of a Kind
Oh God!
Oh God! Book 2
The Wicker Man
Left Behind
DaVinci Code

People mentioned:
Grace Jones
Charlton Heston
Yul Brynner
Hedy Lamarr
Stephen Boyd
Carl Theodore Dryer
Sam Neill
Ingmar Bergman
Demi Moore
Jurgen Prochnow
Christopher Walken
Paul Bettany
Vigo Mortensen
Peter Stormare
Tilda Swinton
Oliver Reed
George Burns
Gabriel Byrne
Mel Gibson
Darren Aronofsky
Paul Bettany

Other things mentioned:
Geeks Without God

The modern score for Dryer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc, mentioned in the podcast, is Voices of Light, composed by Richard Einhorn and performed by Anonymous 4.

During the podcast, Melissa also mentions that scientific teams have discovered evidence of a massive inland flood around the Black Sea, which could serve as a basis for tales of The Great Flood. National Geographic has a nice site dedicated to this geological study.

1 comment

  1. I’ve seen the Seventh Seal (or Sign?) in my High School religion class. I remember liking it a lot.

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