The story of Jesus of Nazareth, the son of God, raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament, here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of his disciples, public miracles and ministry; ending with his death by crucifixion at the hands of the Roman empire and resurrection on the third day.Written by
Peter Frye (Pontius Pilate) also played the unaccredited role of Herod Antipas in the rare 1976 film Passover Plot. His real voice can be heard in that film as even though he spoke perfect English, his voice like all others (except for Brian Deacon) are dubbed over in the Jesus film. See more »
During the prologue, a motor vehicle of some kind can be seen moving (for a fraction of a second) in the extreme background. See more »
[after Jesus was sent back to Pilate from Herod]
This man, has done nothing to deserve death. So I will have him scourged, and let him go.
You are obliged to release one man to us, at this festival.
Release to us, Barrabas, and away with this man.
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An alternate version was filmed concurrently with the English one, with the actors speaking in the authentic languages (Aramic, Hebrew, Greek and Latin) appropriate for the events and people portrayed. This version is then used with a voice-over narration in any of several modern language. See more »
A somewhat expurgated version of the gospel of Luke, Brian deacons version of Jesus is appealing, if somewhat un-animated. I have a great love for this film ( mainly due to the fact that it was the first film about Jesus I can remember seeing from my childhood.) Not as epic as Zeffirelli's film, nor as graphic as Gibson's, a faithful representation with only a few omissions ( I'm sure either due to budget or time constraints). the acting is at times somewhat melodramatic, but that is part of the charm of this film. the cinematography is not ground breaking but certainly serves its purpose and doesn't overshadow the story, and really thats one of the best things about this film, nothing in it overshadows the story as a whole.
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