Do we have a thread on this? Do we want one? If not, I'll start... In acknowledgement of Easter today, I watched THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (1965) and wonder why it doesn't work as well as it should. It contains some of the most beautifully shot scenes in movie history by one of the finest directors, George Stevens, ever. And a haunting celestial score. And yet the end result is … strangely aloof. Some people believe Max von Sydow is miscast, but I don't agree. Oh, sure, he's not a Jeffrey Hunter/Jared Leto sexy savior, but I think the problem is that his girlish bouffant is miscast --- where is his lengthier, standard issue Jesus coif? Others feel the constant star cameos create a distraction.