"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" -- Harry Warner, of Warner Bros. (1926) The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ (La naissance, la vie et la mort du Christ) The birth, life and death of Christ, in 25 scenes. This is what an epic looked like in 1906. Intertitles only provide the name of the scene. And the story is dramatized with minimal pantomime, that is recorded by a static and distant camera, thus giving the effect of paintings come to life. So those of us not already familiar with the story probably will be left clueless during most scenes.