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About the Film
This dazzling interpretation of the hit Tim Rice - Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera tells the story of Christ's (Ted Neeley) final weeks in a bold and epic production. Shot entirely on location in Israel, producer-director Norman Jewison creates a brilliant example of modern movie making with groundbreaking vision and the unforgettable songs of Rice and Webber. Nominated for several Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Incredible! I simply cannot put into words how good I feel this film is. Norman Jewison, and the film, deserve to be given far more credit. This is the original filmed version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera. Outstanding direction, music, performances, choreography and scenery make this one fantastic musical experience! Yes, it's so 70's in flavour (and better for it) but it has never sounded or looked better! You're in good hands here, most of the main cast originally played their roles in various stage productions and the semi-contemporary realisation is filmed on location in the Holy Land. Norman Jewison, director, understands how to skillfully stage all its musical sequences having previously filmed Fiddler on the Roof - infact, if you're a fan of Fiddler you're sure to recognise one of the leading cast members! I've seen several live professional productions and the 2000 filmed version (which I also saw live) and in my opinion the film is still the best. Sit back, open your mind and ears, and prepare yourself for a biblical slice of 70's rock opera history. It'a an experience!
This is my Kind of Religion!!
Firstly iTunes thank you for a long enough preview to make an informed decision,some are far too short and disappointment ensues - I refer mainly to music videos. This looks absolutely rocking, a very modern and very 70's indeed take on the Easter story, I have only seen a TV version with Robert Powell prior to discovering this. In fact a little like Baz Lurhman's Romeo and Juliet, it might just be preferable to a traditional version. Ted Neeley looks excellent as a 70's Jesus, a little like the paintings in Catholic churces portray Jesus so I suppose that has to be good. I also see the talented Yvonne Elliman is in the cast another gold star here. I think if you like productions like Hair, Stardust and very possibly Slade's Flame you will like this it certainly reflects the period it was made in and might appeal to those who question the whole concept of God, religion, Catholicism etc. Finally the soundtrack sounds absolutely wonderful. Have I praised it enough!
A great production that will stay with you long after you have watched it, many catchy songs. I simply love it.
- Genre: Musicals
- Released: 1973
- © 1973 Universal Pictures Corp., Inc. All Rights Reserved.