Scandals, Sandals & Biblical Epics by Regis Nicoll

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Scandals, Sandals & Biblical Epics

The Dramatic Life, Faith & Films of Cecil B. DeMille

In case you haven't noticed, Tinseltown is turning out biblical films on a scale not seen since the 1950s. With the showings of Noah, Heaven Is for Real, Son of God, God's Not Dead, Left Behind, Exodus, and Mary, Mother of Christ, 2014 has been called the "year of the biblical movie." It is a genre and trend traceable to the cinematic influence of Cecil B. DeMille.

Box office hits like Quo Vadis (195 . . .