History Film / OhGod

6th Sep '17 11:01:23 PM Ezclee4050
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The [[{{UsefulNotes/Mormonism}} Mormon]]-owned ''Deseret News'' in Salt Lake City refused to print the title of the original in 1977. The movie ads would just label it as "A comedy starring George Burns" or even just show his picture along with quotes from the film. They had no problem with the sequels.


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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "God" as an interjection was still considered a swear word by a lot of folks in 1977. At least one newspaper (the [[{{UsefulNotes/Mormonism}} Mormon]]-owned ''Deseret News'' in Salt Lake City) refused to [[{{Bowdlerization}} print the title]] of the original. The movie ads would just label it as "A comedy starring George Burns" or even just show his picture along with quotes from the film. Probably because it was such a good-natured film (with God portrayed positively), the sequels didn't have this problem at all.
6th Sep '17 6:40:30 PM Ezclee4050
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The [[{{UsefulNotes/Mormonism}} Mormon]]-owned ''Deseret News'' in Salt Lake City refused to print the title of the original in 1977. The movie ads would just label it as "A comedy starring George Burns" or even just show his picture along with quotes from the film. They had no problem with the sequels.
17th Jun '17 4:45:02 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. John Denver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains his marriage, endangers his job, and puts him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended the reign of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' at the top of the box office charts in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.

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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. John Denver Music/JohnDenver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains his marriage, endangers his job, and puts him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended the reign of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' at the top of the box office charts in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
28th Aug '16 6:54:53 PM CastingCrowns
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** FridgeBrilliance: God is played by George Burns- a secular Jewish man.
8th Aug '16 9:36:38 AM jamespolk
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: God specifically tells His prophets that he could have appeared in any other form, but chose one that they could understand.
-->"I don't like to brag, but if I appeared to you just as God - how I really am - what I really am - [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm your mind couldn't grasp it]]."


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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: God specifically tells His prophets that he could have appeared in any other form, but chose one that they could understand.
-->"I don't like to brag, but if I appeared to you just as God - how I really am - what I really am - [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm your mind couldn't grasp it]]."
8th May '16 11:03:24 AM Brainbin
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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. John Denver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains his marriage, endangers his job, and puts him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended ''Film/ANewHope''[='s=] reign as the #1 box office in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Writer Oscar.

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The first movie, ''Oh, God!'' (1977) was directed by Carl Reiner, based on a novel by Avery Corman. John Denver plays Jerry Landers, an assistant manager at a supermarket who is chosen by God to spread His message. Though reluctant at first, Jerry eventually believes in his cause, and his efforts strains his marriage, endangers his job, and puts him in the path of a popular televangelist. It briefly ended ''Film/ANewHope''[='s=] the reign as of ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' at the #1 top of the box office charts in October 1977, and was nominated for a Best Writer Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
9th Mar '15 12:28:32 AM RushLimborg
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** Perhaps he's just being [[DeadpanSnarker snarky about it?]] After all...he ''is'' being played by GeorgeBurns.


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* DeadpanSnarker: God, as played by GeorgeBurns.
--> "If it pleases the court...and even if it ''doesn't''..."
27th Feb '15 1:30:59 PM jedidarrick
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--->''*[[FingerSnapLighter The Devil sticks up his thumb, and a flame comes out of it, like a cigarette lighter.]] He lights a cigar with the flame, then extinguishes the flame by blowing on his thumb. Bobby Shelton's reaction is a mixture of shock and disgust.*''

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--->''*[[FingerSnapLighter -->''*[[FingerSnapLighter The Devil sticks up his thumb, and a flame comes out of it, like a cigarette lighter.]] He lights a cigar with the flame, then extinguishes the flame by blowing on his thumb. Bobby Shelton's reaction is a mixture of shock and disgust.*''



--->''*looks at the reverse side of [[LouisCypher Harry Tophet's]] business card, which was previously blank*''

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--->''*looks -->''*looks at the reverse side of [[LouisCypher Harry Tophet's]] business card, which was previously blank*''
26th Oct '14 4:20:54 AM YZQ
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* ActingForTwo: The third movie, of course.

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* ActingForTwo: The third movie, of course.
20th Sep '14 4:49:39 PM Delta497
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**Even if we're going purely Old Testament, he still did a lot of miracles, some of the highlights being [[BackFromTheDead several resurrections]], blinding an entire army, making the king of the most powerful empire in the world go insane, and raining fire down on two separate armies who threatened one of his prophets.
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