“Wakefield Poole’s BIBLE”— Like We Have Never Seen It Before

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“Wakefield Poole’s BIBLE”

Like We Have Never Seen It Before

Amos Lassen

Not many of us will use the name Wakefield Poole and the Bible in the same breath. Poole has had several careers—a dance, a choreographer and an erotic film maker. Many were surprised to hear that he was planning to make a film out of the Bible. We began to wonder if the film would be sexual and if so, how. Poole did it and visually the film is gorgeous. He took several Bible stories—Adam and Eve, David and Bathsheba, Samson and Delilah and added a bit of sex and lots of nudity and while the basic idea of the stories are there, we see what we have never seen before much less thought of.

I cannot remember ever not having the words to review a film. I can say that the photography is stunning, that the characters exude a sense of beauty and that this is certainly not the Bible that I have been studying all of life. But then neither is this a novelty. We live in a world where freedom of expression is a basic right and I admire Wakefield Poole’s vision while I am just not sure that this film ever had to be made.

I urge you to see it and come to your own conclusions. Some will think it is pornographic even though we see no sex and others will acclaim it as the birth of a vision. The film features Georgina Spelvin, Gloria Grant and Bo White and it is finally available on video for all to see. It has several extra features which include:

  • Director’s Audio Commentary
  • Director’s Introduction
  • Interview With Actress Georgina Spelvin
  • Interview With Actress Gloria Grant
  • Screen Tests
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

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