History Film / TheNativityStory

3rd May '17 10:35:24 AM Jeduthun
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** PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: The film portrays Joseph as already liking Mary before they were engaged, and Mary warms up to him after a bit.
* AsTheGoodBookSays: Several characters quote Scripture, or have lines that are taken from the scriptural accounts of the story, sensibly enough considering [[Literature/TheBible the source material]].



* BabiesEverAfter: An interesting variation. The film's heartwarming resolution of course is the arrival of Mary and Joseph's baby, but without knowing [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} who the baby grows up to be]] there wouldn't be much point to [[YoungFutureFamousPeople telling the story in the first place]].



* Literature/TheBible: Our source, of course.



* GreaterScopeVillain: While mentioned in the opening, and alluded to be the reason for the high taxation and brutality of the land, Emperor Ceaser Augustus never makes an appearance in the story.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: While mentioned in the opening, and alluded to be the reason for the high taxation and brutality of the land, Emperor Ceaser Caesar Augustus never makes an appearance in the story.



* YoungFutureFamousPeople: How about ''unborn'' future [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} famous person]]?

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: How about ''unborn'' ''[[UpToEleven unborn]]'' future [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} famous person]]?
1st Apr '17 8:55:43 PM DustSnitch
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While most of this film does focus on the conception and birth of {{Jesus}} as indicated in the title, several subplots also get considerable screen time:

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While most of this film does focus on the conception and birth of {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} as indicated in the title, several subplots also get considerable screen time:



* YoungFutureFamousPeople: How about ''unborn'' future [[{{Jesus}} famous person]]?

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: How about ''unborn'' future [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} famous person]]?
30th Dec '16 6:42:02 PM Xtifr
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Courtesy of Catherine Hardwicke, and adapted principally from the books of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament, '''''The Nativity Story''''' is a fairly high-budget movie adaptation of a story particularly popular in churches during the Christmas season.

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Courtesy of Catherine Hardwicke, and adapted principally from the books of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament, '''''The ''The Nativity Story''''' Story'' is a fairly high-budget movie adaptation of a story particularly popular in churches during the Christmas season.
27th Dec '16 2:43:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Joseph. Not only does he build his house with his bare hands, but after Mary's pregnancy is revealed he has to do it ''alone.'' He saves Mary and their donkey from drowning, protects them against thieves and pickpockets in Jerusalem, and after Mary goes into labor and can no longer travel just a short distance from their destination, he carries her into Bethlehem going door to door before finally finding a safe place for her to give birth.
18th Dec '16 12:19:38 PM TheJJBL
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*GreaterScopeVillain: While mentioned in the opening, and alluded to be the reason for the high taxation and brutality of the land, Emperor Ceaser Augustus never makes an appearance in the story.
27th Jan '16 2:56:54 PM Wyvern76
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* CoolButInefficient: The Wise Men observe the stars in a reflecting pool inside a building with a hole in the roof. While it looks nifty, it has several major drawbacks: the image would be backwards, the slightest disturbance in the water would interfere with observations, and the visible area of the sky would be extremely limited. The only advantage it has over looking directly at the sky is that you'd be less likely to get a crick in your neck.
17th Sep '15 10:19:23 PM Joyce
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**Or maybe not. This plot point could have drawn on ancient traditions that Mary never meant to marry, but to remain a consecrated virgin her whole life.
12th Aug '15 2:08:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: The film uses a hawk to symbolize the Holy Spirit. Quite a step up from the usual dove.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: parodied: Arguably; the tremendous honor of getting pregnant with God's own son was actually intended as a ''reward'' and a blessing for Mary's virtue, but it feels a lot more like a punishment throughout this movie.
* NowIKnowWhatToNameHim: Take a wild guess.
** Also counts for Zechariah being told by God to name his son John.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: parodied: Arguably; NobleBirdOfPrey: The film uses a hawk to symbolize the tremendous honor of getting pregnant with God's own son was actually intended as Holy Spirit. Quite a ''reward'' and a blessing for Mary's virtue, but it feels a lot more like a punishment throughout this movie.
step up from the usual dove.
* NowIKnowWhatToNameHim: Take a wild guess.
** Also
Jesus and it also counts for Zechariah being told by God to name his son John.
27th Jul '15 9:15:31 PM Wrangler0Rourke
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17th May '15 2:58:53 PM Jeduthun
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* MysticalPregnancy: Both Mary and Elizabeth experience one-- Elizabeth being thought to be too old to have children, Mary being [[VirginPower a virgin]].
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