It's difficult to screw up THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, but this $18 million overblown epic comes close. Nevertheless, it rates attention for the sheer audacity of such an undertaking. It's Huston's film all the way, as he directs, costars in (as Noah), and narrates this film, which
concerns the first book of the Bible. All the usual Biblical stories are seen: Creation, Eve and the serpent, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and others. Huston used the screen the way Michelangelo used the Sistine Chapel ceiling, presenting a series of magnificent set pieces, all
very logically scripted by Fry and a host of other often uncredited writers. But th...