The Book of Daniel stars Aidan Quinn as the Reverend Daniel Webster, an Episcopalian priest who can see and talk to Jesus Christ (Garret Dillahunt), and happens to be the center of his religious community, yet still has one of the most dysfunctional families on the planet. Daniel also has a nagging addiction to prescription painkillers, which he at various times tries to quit, but none of his attempts have been successful thus far.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The Book of Daniel or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Be the Bomb, more commonly known as The Book of Daniel, is the fourth studio album from Atlanta recording artist and producer Danny!. Originally titled “Deliverance”, The Book of Daniel is, by and large, a first-person account chronicling the origins, delayed awareness and eventual self-acceptance of the album protagonist's mental health deterioration. The album was notable for its maximalist aesthetic as well as its sharp departure from Danny!'s previous hip hop-centric output. The record was initially slated for a Leap Day 2016 release but would later be postponed for almost two years. The Book of Daniel is Danny!'s first album since 2012's Okayplayer Records LP Payback.
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During a years-long hiatus from recording music Danny! starred in a digital short for Sesame Street, composed music for an Emmy Award-winning episode of FOX's Bob's Burgers (earning himself a plaque for his contributions) and performed voiceover work for ESPN. With the money earned from these opportunities Danny! was able to continue funding what would become The Book of Daniel, initially titled “Deliverance”. In its original incarnation The Book of Daniel largely relied on obscure production library music samples not unlike Danny!'s first two studio albums And I Love H.E.R.: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Where Is Danny?. The Book of Daniel is named after the 27th book in the modern Christian Bible, with whom Danny!'s birth name also shares a source, and features twelve songs to match the twelve chapters of the album's namesake. The record's only other parallel to the biblical chapter is its shared motif of overcoming excessive hardship. The Book of Daniel details the present-day difficulty of the album protagonist's adult life as a result of severe childhood emotional neglect, and the complications experienced during — and leading up to — efforts to repair the damage done to both his interpersonal relationships and his mental health. It is not known whether, or how much of, the album's narrative is autobiographical. The subtitle of The Book of Daniel is a reference to the Stanley Kubrick-directed film “Dr. Strangelove”.
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