Christ Walking On The Water (1899)
Original title: Le Christ Marchant sur les Flots
(Original) Le Christ Marchant sur les Flots
(Country Spesific) Christ Walking on Water
(Undefined) Christ Walking on Water
CategoriesBased on the Bible Black and White Jesus Christ Jesus Miracles Short Silent Film Trick Film Walking on Water ShortBased on the Bible, Black and White, Jesus Christ, Jesus Miracles, Silent Film, Trick Film, Walking on Water
The story of Jesus walking on the water from Mark 6:45-52. Georges Méliè, who made the movie, used film of the sea from his vacation to the coast of Normandy in the summer of 1899 as a backdrop for the movie. It was the first "Life of Christ" film not to focus on the Passion. This short film is presumed lost.
Showing the rolling sea, upon which gradually appears a cloud of mist. From this evolves the figure of Christ, who proceeds to walk on the waves. The rolling movement of the water and the sudden apparition certainly give a most startling effect, illustrating the biblical miracle of Christ walking on the water.
Source: Star Films Catalogue 1903