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Jesus Christ Superstar
And now, the movie......
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.
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…
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*
Completely removing anyone's religious/political/insert thing nobody wants to hear about beliefs from the situation, this movie is still as stunning as it was when I was five. I put this on after years not even realizing it would have been Carl Anderson's birthday today, but he still lives on through an exceptionally powerful performance that's impossible to duplicate.
The more I try to write the more I realize this film is too close to my heart to properly review. It reminds me of the better parts of simpler times even just eight year ago when I saw a live performance still featuring Ted Neeley as Jesus, who still doesn't miss a beat, and meeting him afterwards was a wonderful plus.
Basically, through all my appreciation for gory, profane fare, this film holds a place in my heart next to the wildest and weirdest things I love and I don't care who knows it.
In 1970 a concept album appeared containing a rock opera based on the final days of the life of Jesus Christ, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. It was their second musical together following the production for schools of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Cast as Jesus was Deep Purple’s vocalist, Ian Gillan, with actor/singer Murray Head portraying Judas Iscariot.
It came to Broadway as a fully-fledged stage show in 1971, with Jeff Fenholt as Jesus and Ben Vereen as Judas, with a British production following in 1972 featuring Paul Nicholas as Jesus and Stephen Tate as Judas. The interesting thing about the Broadway production was that the actors who eventually took the lead roles in the…
I don't know how to love him!
Either as a great musical, or something totally out of this world
If you love musicals, you will love this
A mad and crazy take on biblical ideas. I've heard the songs, I know the story but I don't get the whole idea of it. Really well done, really good songs, the ALW music carries it as always. But I just don't get it. Its so 70's it hurts. Its so strange. Its entertaining, its mad, its great, but its just not likeable. You don't really like Jesus in it, everyone thats a "bad guy" is entertaining. Its it own thing, it really is as crazy as calling Jesus a superstar.
Never really hangs together as a film, and the desert is not exactly a visually stimulating background for a lavish rock opera, but the soundtrack is absurdly catchy and clever.
I don't know what to say. I don't believe in the bible. I do however believe in talent and this has it.
". . . And so the 'King' is once again my guest. . ."
"I have no kingdom. . ."
Good 70's ridiculousness. The title song is good, everything else sounds like Age of Aquarius (which is good, but again, heavy 70's ridiculousness)
a história, as músicas e as coreografias devem funcionar melhor em um teatro do que em locações baratas, creio eu.
p.s.: ainda detesto musicais.
Although the songs all sound very much the same (in my personal and maybe wrong opinion). I enjoy the tone, the distracting and absurd anachronisms and the must awesome Judas in all cinema.
"Sólo ella ha intentado darme
lo que necesito ahora mismo."
"She alone has tried to give me
what I need right here & now."
"Tú conseguirás el poder y la gloria!"
"You get the power; you get the glory!
Appropriate that this movie was released between GODFATHERs I & II.
The Michael-Fredo subplot has nothing on this Jesus-Judas tragedy.
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