Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story follows the gospel stories depicting the time from when Mary becomes pregnant with Jesus, to his birth. The achievment in this film is portraying the emotion of the events. We feel Mary's shame, fear and faith. We feel the shame and confusion of Mary's parents. We feel the hate and greed of Herod. We feel the awe and peace of the shepherds in the countryside. And we feel the love, strength and devotion of Joseph. The portryal of Joseph is the real strenth of this film. I saw one of the most romantic scenes in film between Mary and Joseph. *sigh* The themes of love and faith are strong in this film. An authentic, basic telling of an age old story. Loved those wise men!

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