Author Topic: One Night with the King  (Read 1407 times)

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One Night with the King
« on: July 22, 2010, 01:54:01 AM »


Title: One Night with the King
Year: 2006
Director: Michael O. Sajbel
Rating: PG
Length: 122 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Tiffany Dupont
Luke Goss
John Rhys-Davies
John Noble
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Plot:
With lush cinematography, a mesmerizing score, and an all-star cast that includes Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif and John Rhys-Davies, 'One Night With The King' is a sweeping epic about Hadassah, the young Jewish orphan who becomes the biblical Esther, Queen of Persia.

Born into poverty, Hadassah (Tiffany DuPont) grows up to become a beauty who catches the eye of the powerful King Xerxes -- and ultimately becomes his bride. But despite her position, Hadassah's life is in danger, as the state has decreed all Jews will be put to death. Defying warnings to remain silent, however, Hadassah struggles to save her people, even as she attempts to hide her heritage, in this exciting and inspiring story about courage, faith and destiny.

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Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Reminiscent of the lavish studio productions of the 1950s, this film was beautifully photographed, elegantly costumed and given a majestic musical score.  Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss and James Callis give moving performances as they deal individually with revenge, duty, honor, love, loyalty and betrayal.  Since I have a soft spot for historical novels and have a particular interest in the history of Judaism, I was thoroughly satisfied with this one.  While Joan Collins and Richard Egan did a credible job in the 1960 version, Esther and the King, I enjoyed this version much more.

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Re: One Night with the King
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 02:42:11 AM »
Given the thread title I expected to find a concert review of Elvis. :bag:

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Re: One Night with the King
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 03:22:18 AM »
Given the thread title I expected to find a concert review of Elvis. :bag:

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Not quite!  The title does have a specific meaning to the movie which I will not divulge here!   :-X