Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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>
  • Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner.

    - Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>


The camera pans across a landscape of desert hills dotted with stone ruins ( "Overture" ). A plume of dust in the distance resolves into a red and white bus that stops and disgorges a troupe of actors...

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