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Raymond Massey Reads the Bible: Man’s Choice, David & Bathsheba & Rules of Living

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0021
Run Time
0h 11m 32s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1951
Abstract
Three four-minute episodes of a syndicated television show where actor Raymond Massey reads and discusses excerpts from the Bible. Shot live in one take with a 3 camera setup, Massey reads at a desk in a private study. In the first episode Massey discusses how “man’s” choice between good and evil is the root of morality. The second episode is on David and Bathsheba and how even the powerful must observe the law. The third episode is on the simple truths one gain’s from reading Proverbs.
Description
00:01 Opening title over CU hand opening bible, MS of Massey sitting down in chair, announces today’s reading is on “Man’s choice”, ZOOM IN to Massey reading about Moses, CU Massey reading from Joshua 24, cuts between 2 MS and 1 CU as Massey reads from 1 Kings on Solomon, end credits. 03:55 Opening title over CU hand opening bible, MS Massey sitting at desk and announces topic of David & Bathsheba, CU Massey read from 1st Samuel, cuts between 2 MS and 1 CU, Massey stands up and sits on desk in CU and reads from 2nd Samuel 12, end credits. 07:45 Opening title over CU hand opening bible, cut between 2 MS of Massey leaning on desk talking about the fear of god and how the book of Proverbs is a guidebook to life, shots alternate between 1 CU and 2 MS while he reads Proverbs,Massey sits down and continues to read. Out 11:26.
Log
00:01 Opening title over CU hand opening bible, MS of Massey sitting down in chair, announces today’s reading is on “Man’s choice”, ZOOM IN to Massey reading about Moses, CU Massey reading from Joshua 24, cuts between 2 MS and 1 CU as Massey reads from 1 Kings on Solomon, end credits. 03:55 Opening title over CU hand opening bible, MS Massey sitting at desk and announces topic of David & Bathsheba, CU Massey read from 1st Samuel, cuts between 2 MS and 1 CU, Massey stands up and sits on desk in CU and reads from 2nd Samuel 12, end credits. 07:45 Opening title over CU hand opening bible, cut between 2 MS of Massey leaning on desk talking about the fear of god and how the book of Proverbs is a guidebook to life, shots alternate between 1 CU and 2 MS while he reads Proverbs,Massey sits down and continues to read. Out 11:26.
Distributors
Imperial World Films
Additional Credit
Imperial World Films (is contributor)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is contributor)
Davis, Russell (is contributor)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Massey, Raymond (is actor)
Haug, Art (is participant)
Pingitore, Carl (is participant)
Wishengrad, Morton (is participant)