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10 Bible Movies Weirder Than Noah

Bob Chipman | 28 Mar 2014 12:00
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Salome's Last Dance

Salome is a minor figure in The New Testament, a princess who seduces a king by dancing and demands that John The Baptist be decapitated. The story got stretched out by Renaissance writers and artists looking for salacious subject matter (the Christian part of The Bible just isn't as "sexy" as the Jewish part,) and was adapted into a famously banned play by Oscar Wilde. Last Dance is a movie adaptation of Wilde's play by eclectic auteur Ken Russell, employing his usual blend of psychedelic imagery and theatrical weirdness.

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