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Jesus Christ Superstar
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Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas, respectively.
If I wanted to watch a funky as hell awesome 70s musical, I would chose Hair over this one every day of the week. Except for this week, because this screen adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar is part of My Buddy the Elf Challenge list, for quite obvious reasons. And it's one of two films about Jesus in there, the other one being Life of Brian. And even though they are miles apart from each other when it comes to tone and execution, they sure handle almost the exact same issues. And just as with the case of Life of Brian, this film also is one of my mother's favorite films. Or rather the musical as a whole. She being…
I just watched Jesus Christ Superstar again, this time on the big screen.
I have never understood why this film is not regarded as one of the greatest musicals of all time. Not only are the music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and the lyrics by Tim Rice brilliant, but the cinematography is awesome. Yes, I will say it. This is a very cinematic film, one which uses all the tricks from the box in the most beautiful way. It uses the wide screen format to the fullest, so it should preferably be seen on the big screen.
I think what puts people off is the contemporary hippie setting and the fact that they are putting up the musical in fallen…
Με Μαύρο αδικημένο επαναστάτη Ιούδα, Ινδιάνα Μαρία Μαγδαληνή, χαδιάρη χίπη Χριστούλη, Φαρισαίους Darth Vader και καραντισκοποπ σαουντρακ που σου κολλάει από το πρώτο ρεφρενακι, η ταινία είναι οτι καλύτερο ΔΕ θα δείξει ΠΟΤΕ η Ελληνική τηλεόραση.
On the surface, its a play-by-play of Jesus' life and death set to a rock album. However, this movie has a lot more to offer. The music is a bit hit or miss, with the standouts being Gethsemane and Superstar. Other songs felt repetitive and very few of the dances or sets were very exciting. The best singer was Jesus by a wide margin. Overall, its an interesting and stylistic attempt to make the Jesus story relevant to the '70s. While this might sound like an interesting premise, it comes across as weird and boring.
Some of my interpretations of the movie. As seen from the opening shot, this whole movie is a retelling of the life of Jesus as…
Every notice how some people need to write, direct, produce, and star in their own films? I mean, c'mon, why you gotta write yourself a part like this, jesus?
En la prepa vi la versión del 2000 y quedamos fascinados con Poncio Pilato, que lo visten como M. Bison de Street Fighter, cómo crees. Es un buen recuerdo de esos días.
Ya en la universidad mi mejor amiga y yo nos conectábamos para trabajar y terminábamos con el video de This Jesus Must Die, cantando en alto.
Apenas veo la versión de 1973 y me gustó, pero las canciones son más lentas. Kudos por el lugar de grabación, todos los hippies cantando, esta onda de amor y paz, un Jesús Súper cool y un Judas con AFRO.
Sí, escribí AFRO.
Es un grandioso musical, bastante admirable. Imposible decidir entre los dos. Es que no mames, M. Bison. Y aquí Herodes es un gordito bronceado. TIPO?
Por cierto, la ira de Jesús en el templo. BEST RANT EVER. *órenle hijos de satanás, ÁBRANSE*
i took like 3 naps trying to finish this
Well, when I think about the Bible, I have never imagined a rock opera, but now that is all I will be thinking of. This film is definitely a memorable film, with some great music, but about a rather strange subject for a rock opera, the last days of Jesus Christ. Surprisingly, this film actually consisted of nearly all Biblical stories. The music in this film was fantastic, as well as the choreography. Never again will I think of the Bible in the same way, and I am that much happier because of it.
I'm not a big fan of musicals; bursting into song at the drop of a hat always felt a little off to me.
However Norman Jewison's screen version of Jesus Christ Superstar has always been an exception to the rule.
Possessed with a funky, rock 70's vibe and a production that feels somewhat off the cuff, this was always my entry point into a genre which felt somewhat alien to me.
The cast all inhabit their roles to perfection, the music is raw and emotive, the subject dealt with respect but not reverence.
If you only see one musical in your life, make it this.
The guy who plays Judas (Carl Anderson) is the real winner here, but overall, I'm impressed with this film. You can tell that they really pulled all the stops in the numbers, and added with the stellar music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the result turned out to be a real treat, even if you are not Christian or Catholic.
The Jesus musical that even an atheist can love.
I watch it every Easter
Such a classic. I grew up with this film as my mom would have us watch it every Easter, minus the time we went on vacation and ended up watching 'Lethal Weapon' on the hotel TV. Ted Neeley's performance as Jesus is timeless and I'm lucky to have caught his performance live a couple times when 'Jesus Christ Superstar' toured as a theatrical production over the years. This time, the film has been remastered and returns to select theaters featuring a Q&A with the film's stars Ted Neeley (Jesus) and Barry Dennen (Pontius Pilate). Really interesting to learn some of the behind the scenes details of how they filmed in Israel in the midst of surrounding war. Featuring one of the best live soundtracks, this rock-opera has become timeless.
This viewer is not a person of religious foundation and belief, but this Jesus really rocks. Director Norman Jewison's film interpretation of this rock opera turned an anticipative whine into pleasing wonder.
Jesus Christ Superstar was long one of my favourite piece of musical theatre, this despite the fact that I never actually saw the show live until a few years back. I became familiar with the show through it’s original incarnation as a concept album, and eventually as a teenager tracked down the cinematic adaptation. I remember being perplexed by it at the time; the music was great, but the whole thing was just a little too out there, a little too seventies for my tastes, especially at the ripe old age of 11 (or 13, I can’t honestly remember). Eventually I’d discover the incredible hoard of recordings of the show that are out there, and discover how no two productions…
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