Ep. 123 — JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1973)

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Our April look at Jesus-centric films continues with 1973's rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR!

How does JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR differ in its depiction of Jesus' story? Other than, ya know, characters breaking out into song?

We'll trace the film's beginnings from a concept album by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber to Broadway show to, finally, a cult classic film... and beyond!

Where did the idea for the film come from? Who was originally slated to play Jesus? Why was the stage production (and subsequent film adaptation) the source of controversy? These are all subjects that we'll tackle on this episode of the show, as well as our own opinions on the film, and its depiction of Jesus and his relationship with Judas Iscariot.

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Theme song: “Foreign Body” by the Slasher Film Festival Strategy from their album PSYCHIC SHIELD. More info: http://slasherfilmfestivalstrategy.bandcamp.com

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