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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: barinthius on December 04, 2005, 02:26:17 PM

Title: King David?
Post by: barinthius on December 04, 2005, 02:26:17 PM
Hello, I just wondered onto this site today and spent a good portion of it scrolling through the older posts...lol. I was wondering if anyone else out there had picked up on how rife the movie is with symbolism from the Hebrew Bible, names, etc...When I first watched the film in fact, I just couldn't get over it, but was interested in the fact that it's not mentioned anywhere here?

I definately think there is some play here on the Biblical story of King David...?  Anyone else notice this?



Title: Re: King David?
Post by: Amaze on December 04, 2005, 05:30:24 PM
haven't read the bible so I don't know.
Title: Re: King David?
Post by: Juan Miranda on December 04, 2005, 05:57:40 PM
Apart from the use of some of the names from the Book of Samuel (David, Mo(ses), Nathan) which are inevitable if you have Jewish character's, and a vague "David" Aaronson versus "Goliath" Bugsy, no.(http://www.thedawnmist.co.uk/images/Handy_pics/menorah.gif) They're ain't no Maximillion in the bible neither.



I think you'll have to elaborate a bit.