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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Norman Jewison managed only two takes of "The Temple". Thanks to Ted Neeley's more thorough than expected ransacking of the set, they ran out of unbroken props after only those two takes. See more »

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During "King Herod's Song", when there is a close up of the pianist, you can see that a female is sitting on the piano. Later on, the female gets up to dance, but when there is another close up of the pianist after the dancer leaves, you can still see someone sitting on the piano. See more »

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Pontius Pilate: Look at your Jesus Christ! I'll agree, he's mad! Ought to be locked up, but there is no reason to destroy him! He's a sad little man! Not a king or God, not a theif! I need a crime!
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This Jesus Must Die
Performed by Bob Bingham, Kurt Yaghjian, Priests, and Crowd
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Superstar Rocks!
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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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