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Jesus of Nazareth: Best Jesus Movie Ever!

Old 04-17-06, 03:02 PM
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Jesus of Nazareth: Best Jesus Movie Ever!

On easter morning, i was watching Jesus of Nazareth on the History Channel and it had an indepth script. The actor looked just like jesus(from the paintings of jesus)


For anyone who saw this movie miniseries , what did you think about it?
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Old 04-17-06, 05:39 PM
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For an overall movie, I would agree. I also like The Greatest Story Ever Told because Max von Sydow plays Jesus. Then I like to watch Strange Brew right after.
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I watched The Last Temptation of Christ this weekend. By far, my favorite portrayal.
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Old 04-17-06, 07:50 PM
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I have to go with Jesus Christ Superstar, but the others are good as well...
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The Gospel According To St. Matthew
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Old 04-17-06, 08:55 PM
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Why was this moved from the TV Forum to the Movie Forum? It was a TV Mini-Series.

Wasn't it?
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Old 04-17-06, 09:10 PM
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The Gospel According To St. Matthew
Gonna second that, even though the Jesus in this film was more like the Jesus in Mark's Gospel...but that's getting technical.
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Old 04-17-06, 09:51 PM
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my parents taped the movie when it came on the second time in the early 80's.
i loved it, still do. used to have the biggest crush on the apostles John and Phillip. and olivia hussey was very pretty playing Mary, she didn't look like she aged a bit since Romeo and Juliet and that was 10 years earlier!

it was my favorite movie growing up except that right after Mary and Joseph confront boy Jesus in the temple until the scene where Jesus is eating at Matthew's house, my dad had taped an episode of "The Geraldo Rivera Show" for unknown reasons. so for 13 years i had no idea what happened between those scenes.

my dad has taped weird stuff over my sisters' and my old videotapes. we found one of our old disney cartoon tapes and right in the middle of a donald duck cartoon, cuts in "yentl'.
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Originally Posted by FantasticVSDoom
I have to go with Jesus Christ Superstar, but the others are good as well...
One of my favorite all-time movies, and the filmed version of a British production that hit Broadway a few years ago is also excellent.
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Old 04-17-06, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
I watched The Last Temptation of Christ this weekend. By far, my favorite portrayal.
Jesus movies have been ruined for me, thanks to Monty Python. When I was watching David Bowie playing Pontius Pilate, I kept expecting him to have that crazy speech impediment.

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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
One of my favorite all-time movies, and the filmed version of a British production that hit Broadway a few years ago is also excellent.
Count me as another one here. I have both DVD's and saw the show live here in San Diego with Sebastian Bach as Jesus and the original (from the movie) Judas, Carl Anderson.
Despite my seemingly completely opposite tastes in movies the 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar is in my top 5 movies of all time.

(I can also go on record as perhaps the worst Pilate ever in a High School play)
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The vhs tape looks better than the dvd.
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agreed, this is a great portyal of the j man.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
The vhs tape looks better than the dvd.
Which film are you referring to? There's a few mentioned in this thread.
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"Dogma" is my favorite religious film.
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Old 04-18-06, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
The vhs tape looks better than the dvd.
I'm thinking maybe Jesus of Nazareth? I rented it from Netflix. The transfer was horrible. Great miniseries though. I would probably buy it if there was a decent transfer....
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Originally Posted by mllefoo
Jesus movies have been ruined for me, thanks to Monty Python. When I was watching David Bowie playing Pontius Pilate, I kept expecting him to have that crazy speech impediment.

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Old 04-18-06, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by The Valeyard
Why was this moved from the TV Forum to the Movie Forum? It was a TV Mini-Series.

Wasn't it?
yep... made-for-TV miniseries
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yeah ... thats why i put it in the tv section
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Rod Steiger. 'nuff said.
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The Jesus of Nazerath looks very good on Vhs.
The print looks like it was done today unlike the dvd which looks muddy at times.
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Originally Posted by raven56706
yeah ... thats why i put it in the tv section

That's what I thought.

Guess it got moved to the Movie Forum cause all the comparisons have been movie-related.
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
I watched The Last Temptation of Christ this weekend. By far, my favorite portrayal.
Mine too, excellent movie from start to finish.
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
I watched The Last Temptation of Christ this weekend. By far, my favorite portrayal.
I love Last Temptation as a movie, and I loved how they portrayed the diciples as seeing Jesus as insane the first few times he spoke. I just always thought that's they way they would have reacted at first. Obviously they didn't keep that belief since later on all of them but John died for the cause. I loved Willem's portrayal as Jesus. It definitly isn't my favorite film based on the life of Jesus, since all we have to go on is the Bible, and it is far from the story of the gospels. It was still great as a story and the last 20 minutes of "what if" was great
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Originally Posted by BellsOfWar
agreed, this is a great portyal of the j man.
Don't you refer to Jesus as " The J Man" ever again. You are not speaking about a hip hop music artist, rapper, or any other ordinary man with a moniker. He is God!

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