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When The Hand of God creates Adam, he must learn the ways of the world, and can only hope for company...

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Peter Lord

Writer:

Peter Lord

Star:

Nick Upton
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The hand of God fashions Adam out of the clay of Earth and places him on a small and empty planet. Each of Adam's actions - at first he can't stand up, then he barks like a dog, then he sleeps - requires God's intervention. After Adam discovers how small the planet is, how little there is to do, and God's unwillingness to let him leave the Earth, he is depressed, lonely and disconsolate. So God asks Adam's patience for a few minutes while He fashions a companion for Adam. Adam is delighted: he dons a bow tie, uses mouthwash, and finds a bouquet of flowers. Is God thinking what Adam is thinking? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Official Sites:

Aardman Animations

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Адам See more »

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Aardman Animations See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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A good portrayal of an ancient belief
30 September 2007 | by MightyzebraSee all my reviews

Many believers of the Bible may wince when they watch this Aardman short based on the first man and God, but it is likely to entertain them in some way otherwise. People who do not believe the Bible are more likely to love this, the absurdity of "the hand of God" (played by a real human hand) and Adam being a coward and being surprisingly stupid - which makes him more the irresistibly lovable!

Basically, this "amazing" short to watch, is based on the story of the first man, Adam, who comes down to a rather barren, rocky earth and learns to be like a man. The plasticene animation makes Adam look very entertaining and the hand of God is done very well. The background is also surprisingly unnerving and realistic.

So, if I am not mistaken, you (hopefully) should be entertained by this short.

Enjoy "Adam".


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