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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G  |   |  Drama, History, Musical  |  15 August 1973 (USA)
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Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner.

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Simon Zealotes (as Larry T. Marshall)
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King Herod (as Joshua Mostel)
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Peter (as Philip Toubus)
Pi Douglass ...
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Thommie Walsh ...
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Based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the subsequent long-running Broadway performance, this film tells the story of the final 6 days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. Too often mis-labeled a musical, this film is a "rock opera." There are no spoken lines, everything is sung. Written by Ralf Southard <rps8@psu.edu>

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15 August 1973 (USA)  »

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Jesucristo Superstar  »

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$13,200,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Norman Jewison based the "Last Supper" tableau on the famous painting by 'Leonardo Da Vinci', which is located on a wall of the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. In doing so, he managed to give the dancers playing the Apostles specific character names. The only flaw is, the singer who plays "Peter", Paul Thomas, is seated in the wrong place. He is on the end, in the position Da Vinci painted "Bartholomew". In the painting, "Peter" is believed to be the apostle whispering to "John", the apostle seated immediately to Jesus' right, our left. See more »

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When Jesus is arrested in the garden and says, "Put away your sword," on the side of the Roman soldier's silver helmet you can see a distorted reflection of the camera man. See more »

Quotes

[Jesus' parting words to the disciples]
Jesus: Put away your swords! Don't you know that it's all over? It was nice but now it's gone. Why are you obsessed with fighting? Stick to fishing from now on!
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Judas' Death
Performed by Carl Anderson, Bob Bingham, Kurt Yaghjian, and Choir
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Superstar Rocks!
21 November 2004 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Speaking for the younger generation, I've never seen anything like it. This movie hit theaters 6 years before I was born and I only just saw it now in Nov. 2004. and I was so moved that I had to comment. Visually it was psychedelic, and the editing matches the music masterfully.

The music rocks! Carl Anderson is beyond amazing as Judas, and ALL of the performances are really magnetic. I love singing along with Annas, Jesus, and Kiafass. I mostly listen to KoRn and Rap, so I never expected to remember (rock opera) lyrics and run around performing them. The feeling I got when 1st "experiencing" the movie was trippy. Similar to a live concert. The movie is outstanding and in my opinion will last for generations and generations. It speaks to a part of my soul and spirit.It says "right on" "rock on"


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