This past Easter, I watched through a dozen adaptations of the last of Christ to pick out which versions best captured his story and message. My understated favorite of the lot was Cecil B. Demille’s 1927 biopic King of Kings.
The film was a beautiful if unorthodox adaptation of the life of Christ. Demille does a lot of editorializing with the original story but does so to find interesting ways to reinforce the morals and ideas in the original Gospels.
The result is a beautiful and strange silent epic!
You can check out my full review here!