The Illumination (1912)

Short, Drama

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Set in Biblical times, this tells the story of how Jesus affected the lives of two people: Joseph, a young Jewish man, and Maximums, a centurion in the Roman army.

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25 October 2016 | deickemeyer
Exhibitors say that audiences are deeply impressed at all shows by it
A large audience seemed to watch this Biblical picture with the closest attention. It is a picture of the first Holy Week. The Christ does not appear in the picture, but a bright light shines from an unseen source, outside of the picture, where the Saviour stands. The players do not look directly at the light, but upward, for the most part. This gives a strange effect; and while most of its scenes are tremendously impressive, in one or two of them the light seems unreal, and these scenes are not strong. Exhibitors say that audiences are deeply impressed at all shows by it. It is not a subject that calls strongly for applause. There was no applause. - The Moving Picture World, April 20, 1912

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Short | Drama


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5 April 1912



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