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** David hides among the priests of the Ark of the Covenant, but one of them betrays his location to Saul. The High Priest later tells Saul that said priest is longer with them - because he had personally slain him.
** The High Priest turns his back when David flees, so he can truthfully say that he didn't see David leave.


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* PublicDomainArtifact: The Ark of the Covenant. The High Priest challenges the priest who betrayed David to swear before it that he had not betrayed their [[SacredHospitality guest,]] but he can't.


* BibleTimes: One of the first BiblePunk films, where God is notable by his absence.

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* BibleTimes: One of the first BiblePunk "Bible punk" films, where God is notable by his absence.


''King David'' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, Creator/Edward Woodward, [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Creator/PinewoodStudios in England.

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''King David'' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, Creator/Edward Woodward, Creator/EdwardWoodward, [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Creator/PinewoodStudios in England.


''King David'' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, [[Film/TheWickerMan1973 Edward Woodward]], [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Creator/PinewoodStudios in England.

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''King David'' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, [[Film/TheWickerMan1973 Edward Woodward]], Creator/Edward Woodward, [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Creator/PinewoodStudios in England.


''King David'' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, [[Film/TheWickerMan Edward Woodward]], [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Creator/PinewoodStudios in England.

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''King David'' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, [[Film/TheWickerMan [[Film/TheWickerMan1973 Edward Woodward]], [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Creator/PinewoodStudios in England.


* MythologyGag: A distraught Saul cries: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" This comes from Psalm 22 which David traditionally composed. But it was also said by UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} when he was crucified, according to Christian scripture.

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* MythologyGag: A distraught Saul cries: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" This comes from Psalm 22 which David is traditionally composed.credited with composing. But it was also said by UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} when he was crucified, according to Christian scripture.



** David seeks shelter with the High Priest, and when he's forced to flee elsewhere the High Priest gives him bread that was reserved for ritual purposes, "may God forgive us both".

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** David seeks shelter with the High Priest, and when he's forced to flee elsewhere the High Priest gives him bread that was reserved for ritual purposes, "may saying "May God forgive us both".


* MythologyGag: A distraught Saul cries: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" This comes from Psalm 22 which David traditionally composed. But it was also said by {{Jesus}} when he was crucified, according to Christian scripture.

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* MythologyGag: A distraught Saul cries: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" This comes from Psalm 22 which David traditionally composed. But it was also said by {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} when he was crucified, according to Christian scripture.


** The part of the Bible where Saul first falls out of favor with God when he doesn't wipe out the Amalekites isn't sanitized. The Prophet Samuel goes to Saul where he finds him holding the King of Amalek prisoner at his feet, discussing a treaty. Samuel lectures Saul about following God's orders and chops off the King of Amalek's head himself.

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** The part of the Bible where Saul first falls out of favor with God when he doesn't wipe out the Amalekites isn't sanitized. The Prophet Samuel goes to Saul where he finds him holding the King of Amalek prisoner at his feet, discussing a treaty. Samuel lectures Saul about following God's orders and chops off the King of Amalek's head himself. In fairness, the King of Amalek [[AssholeVictim was not a nice guy]] and Saul spared him for personal gain, not out of mercy.


The New York Times said about the film, "...''King David'' was not a good film, however it was good how the writers and Beresford made the movie as Biblically canonical as they could..." and it has a 14% rating at the website Website/RottenTomatoes. Richard Gere earned a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward nomination for Worst Actor, where he lost to Creator/SylvesterStallone for both ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and ''Film/RockyIV''.

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The ''The New York Times Times'' said about the film, "...''King David'' was not a good film, however it was good how the writers and Beresford made the movie as Biblically canonical as they could..." and it has a 14% rating at the website Website/RottenTomatoes. Richard Gere earned a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward nomination for Worst Actor, where he lost to Creator/SylvesterStallone for both ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and ''Film/RockyIV''.


This sentiment was echoed by Michael Eisner, who said "I don't see David in a dress".

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This sentiment was echoed by Michael Eisner, Eisner (the Creator/{{Paramount}} CEO who'd greenlighted the project before jumping to Creator/{{Disney}}), who said said, "I don't see David in a dress".


'''''King David''''' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, [[Film/TheWickerMan Edward Woodward]], [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Creator/PinewoodStudios in England.

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'''''King David''''' ''King David'' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, [[Film/TheWickerMan Edward Woodward]], [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Creator/PinewoodStudios in England.

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* CoolSword: The sword of Goliath is depicted as a huge [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khopesh khopesh.]]

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* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: David beheads Goliath with his own {{BFS}}.


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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Jonathan saves Saul from a Philistine this way.


--> '''David''': It is through the heart, and the heart alone, that God speaks to man.



'''''King David''''' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, [[Film/TheWickerMan Edward Woodward]], [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Pinewood Studios in England.

The New York Times said about the film, "...''King David'' was not a good film, however it was good how the writers and Beresford made the movie as Biblically canonical as they could..." and it has a 14% rating at the website Website/RottenTomatoes. Richard Gere earned a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward nomination for Worst Actor, where he lost to Creator/SylvesterStallone for both ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and ''Film/RockyIV''. Bruce Beresford later said of the film: "I think there are a few things in it that are interesting. But, I think there are so many things that are wrong. We never liked the script... we never really caught the friendship between David and Jonathan. There weren't enough scenes between them. And David, himself - I think Richard Gere was miscast. He is a wonderful actor but he is much better in contemporary pieces." This sentiment was echoed by Michael Eisner, who said "I don't see David in a dress".

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->'''David:''' It is through the heart, and the heart alone, that God speaks to man.

'''''King David''''' is a 1985 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] film about the second king of Israel, David. It was directed by [[Film/DrivingMissDaisy Bruce Beresford]] and stars Creator/RichardGere, [[Film/TheWickerMan Edward Woodward]], [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Alice Krige]], Dennis Quilley, Niall Buggley, George Eastmann, and Christopher Malcolm. It was filmed in Matera and Craco in Italy and at Pinewood Studios Creator/PinewoodStudios in England.

The New York Times said about the film, "...''King David'' was not a good film, however it was good how the writers and Beresford made the movie as Biblically canonical as they could..." and it has a 14% rating at the website Website/RottenTomatoes. Richard Gere earned a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward nomination for Worst Actor, where he lost to Creator/SylvesterStallone for both ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and ''Film/RockyIV''. ''Film/RockyIV''.

Bruce Beresford later said of the film: "I think there are a few things in it that are interesting. But, I think there are so many things that are wrong. We never liked the script... we never really caught the friendship between David and Jonathan. There weren't enough scenes between them. And David, himself - I think Richard Gere was miscast. He is a wonderful actor but he is much better in contemporary pieces." "

This sentiment was echoed by Michael Eisner, who said "I don't see David in a dress".
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The New York Times said about the film, "...''King David'' was not a good film, however it was good how the writers and Beresford made the movie as Biblically canonical as they could..." and it has a 14% rating at the website Website/RottenTomatoes. Richard Gere earned a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward nomination for Worst Actor, where he lost to Creator/SylvesterStallone for both ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and ''Film/RockyIV''. Bruce Beresford later said of the film: "I think there are a few things in it that are interesting. But, I think there are so many things that are wrong. We never liked the script... we never really caught the friendship between David and Jonathan. There weren't enough scenes between them. And David, himself - I think Richard Gere was miscast. He is a wonderful actor but he is much better in contemporary pieces."

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The New York Times said about the film, "...''King David'' was not a good film, however it was good how the writers and Beresford made the movie as Biblically canonical as they could..." and it has a 14% rating at the website Website/RottenTomatoes. Richard Gere earned a UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward nomination for Worst Actor, where he lost to Creator/SylvesterStallone for both ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and ''Film/RockyIV''. Bruce Beresford later said of the film: "I think there are a few things in it that are interesting. But, I think there are so many things that are wrong. We never liked the script... we never really caught the friendship between David and Jonathan. There weren't enough scenes between them. And David, himself - I think Richard Gere was miscast. He is a wonderful actor but he is much better in contemporary pieces."
" This sentiment was echoed by Michael Eisner, who said "I don't see David in a dress".

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