Skip to comments.Mark Burnett says 'weird things happened' on 'The Bible' set
Posted on 03/16/2013 12:00:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Last Sunday, the first installment of Historys five-part miniseries The Bible beat everything on television with a massive 13.1 million viewers, making it cables most-watched entertainment telecast this year.
For producer Mark Burnett, who worked on the ten-hour special with wife Roma Downey, the success of The Bible isnt all that surprising. It will be, over the next 40 or 50 years, the most watched thing that Roma and I have ever made, he told EW, quite confidently, back in January.
At the time, Burnett gushed about shooting the series. I really believe what Im going to tell you right now, he said. The hand of God was on this . the edit came together perfectly, the actors came together perfectly, it just comes to life. But Burnett wasnt just speaking about how well the practicalities of production had gone. Weird things happened during filming, he said. Everybody would look at each other like, Whoa.
Theres a scene with Jesus and Nicodemus, when Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the night. Its a very still night, not a breath of wind, and were on the edge of the Sahara desert in a palm grove in an oasis
Jesus says, The Holy Spirit is like the wind. At that moment, a wind, like as if a 747 was taking off, blew his hair, almost blew the set over and sustained for 20 seconds across the desert, and the actors didnt break they kept going. And everything stopped. Everyone just looked at everyone like, What just happened?
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Did`nt Mel Gibson`s crew have wild things happen to them when they filmed The Passion of the Christ?
He is all around us if you keep your eyes open...
Unfortunately too many are constantly told to keep them shut and we see the results of that today.
These so-called "strange happenings" are more than likely just that, strange happenings, not some supernatural confirmation from Heaven over the accuracy or inspiration of the series.
Duct — Have you watch either episode? It is worth watching. Folks are quibling over it didn’t include this or that or changed something; but considering the producers (who are independent of the history channel) are covering the entire Bible in 5 two hour shows, I believe it gives the person who is unfamiliar with the Bible at any level, except for being the object of attack by non-believers, is worth watching.
See also the other, earlier, thread on this same lead line.
Then I started to think......I know the story behind Sodom and Gomorrah...but there are probably many who do not (lots of details left out).
Perhaps, in order to find out, they actually picked up their Bibles to find out.
Nothing wrong with planting a seed. If more people picked up their Bibles and started reading, studying and adhering to His teachings, the better off we will all be.
Reminds me of the weird things that happened when they filmed The Omen. I think it was the guy who filmed the decapitation scene died that week in a car crash where he was decapitated with a hubcap.
Powers beyond this world are as strong as ever it seems.
I watched the first couple of episodes, and my comment is, so far, so good.
They miss the message of the Bible, which is all pointing to Christ. As it is done so far, it’s just a collection of visual stories. Not impressive.
Well, they only had 10 hours, so they had to condense it.
I agree completely with your comment.
As far as leaving some things (Sodom, golden calf) out ... they are trying to make it appropriate for families to watch together and they seem to be using the most riveting stories in order to do it.
Well, I think maybe we are judging to early. Let’s see how it comes together as a whole.
It's all around you and you can pick up bits and pieces, maybe enough slang to get by, but you don't truly understand things until you learn what the words mean, how to read the language and use it in your daily life.
Like with anything, the more you learn, the more you understand, "to those who have, more is given", until you see and understand the once foreign world around you, it's beauty, it's warnings and the dangers.
To those who don't understand, that beauty or the danger and all in between, is lost. It's just babbling gibberish.
This is good.
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