Jesus Christ Superstar : 1973 Movie
Director : Norman Jewison
Release Date : 15 August 1973
Cast : Ted Neeley as Jesus Christ, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, Carl Anderson as Judas Iscariot
Jesus Christ Superstar movie released in 1973 is based on the world famous musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the theatrical performance highlighting struggles between Jesus and Judas Iscariot. The performance is only on the last week of Jesus’ life, starting with Jesus arrival in Jerusalem and ending in Crucfixion.
After the huge success of the drama and the subsequent long-running broadway performance, it was made into a movie in 1973 by director Norman Jewison. Jesus Christ Superstar movie is all about the final six days in Jesus’ life, viewed through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The movie is such a visual treat for anyone, who love to see all of these as a drama.
Actor Ted Neeley looks the apt choice for taking Jesus role in the movie. One may get the feeling that Jesus is a bit more stylish with his mustache and all. But as its a movie, I hope we can excuse that. Judas Iscariot has a major role in this Jesus Christ Superstar film as we see the film through his eyes and its well taken care of by Carl Anderson. Yvonne Elliman is electrifying as Mary Magdalene, and Carl Anderson couldn’t have been better as Judas; but Ted Neeley as Jesus is more whiny than heroic.
Jewison, a director of large talent, who made the movie Jesus Christ Superstar a reality, has taken a piece of commercial shock and turned it into a Biblical movie with dignity. I am highly recommending this movie to all you friends. Yes, you may find some slight differences from The Bible. Well, I am not gonna say it all here. Go see the film and let me know what you think through the comments option.
Jesus Christ Superstar : 1973 Movie Trailer
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