He admits to God his doubts, fears and anger, that he is tired and has done all he can. Mary tries to comfort Jesus in the throes of meeting others' needs, but she unwittingly encourages his inflation. Lloyd Webber won a Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer. At the beginning of the film a group of hippies on a bus get off in the desert. Something in me would rather not have the hassle of trying to be good. He awakes to find Mary Magdalene by his side. The crowd still screams for Jesus to be crucified, and Pilate recalls his duty to keep the peace.
He strongly criticises Jesus for accepting his followers's unrealistic views, and for not heeding his concerns. Receiving no answer, Jesus realizes that he cannot defy God's will, and surrenders to God. The cast also features as Caiaphas, as Annas, and as Peter. As Jesus and his followers arrive exultantly in Jerusalem they are confronted by Caiaphas, who demands that Jesus disband them, which Jesus says would be futile and change nothing. He feels disillusioned with his quest as the Messiah, does not understand what it has achieved and wishes to give up. The final number shows the Apostles, Mary and Judas mourning the death of their fallen saviour, reflecting on the impact he has had on their lives.
The film stars Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson. Jesus Christ Superstar Trailer 2000 16 October , 107 mins Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar first exploded onto the West End stage in 1971 and it was clear that the musical world would never be the same again. As hated as that term is, if we're honest we know we're all limited in our own efforts. At what Jesus knows will be the Last Supper, he pours wine and passes bread for his apostles. And like Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, when we accept what life has given us, pull-out quotationincluding suffering, we find our hearts begin to open. Executive produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, and Marc Platt, it was a staged concert performance of the 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.
So like John before him, this Jesus must die! When Jesus is brought to trial before the Sanhedrin, Caiaphas asks if he is the son of God. Meanwhile, Caiaphas the high priest , Annas, and other Jewish priests who have been studying Jesus's movements meet to discuss Jesus and his disciples. It seems to Judas that Jesus is contradicting his own teaching, and he worries that this apparent lack of judgment will be used against Jesus and his followers. The story ends with Christ death and the hippies get back on the bus. Told through song you listen and watch as Judas tries to warn Jesus that all the work he has been doing with the poor and sick will lead to his destruction. The remaining apostles fall asleep, and Jesus retreats to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray.
Die if you want to, you--innocent puppet. Seen through Judas' eyes of interrogation, we see Jesus inflated with his popularity. Jesus sadly explains that he and his followers do not have the resources to alleviate poverty and that they should be glad for the privileges they have. Jesus's growing following consists of Jews unwilling to accept the Romans as their rulers, and the priests believe that Jesus may become seen as a threat to the priesthood's integrity and the Roman Empire. You watch as the Roman council plot to have Jesus arrested. And in touching my frailty, I am somehow touched by the hope of God for humanity.
Herod decides that Jesus is just another phony messiah and angrily sends him back to Pilate. Jesus tells Judas that Mary is with him Jesus now, and unless Judas is without sin he should not judge the character of others. As they ask Jesus when they will be going to Jerusalem, Jesus tells them to stop worrying about the future, since whatever will happen is determined by God. Here they tell the story of the struggle between Christ and Judas in his last weeks before the crucifixion. Judas betrays Jesus and later commits suicide.
Although this story is about biblical events, the setting is definitely modern and includes a war theme complete with tanks and guns. The film seems to suggest something transformative in both Jesus' and Judas' suffering, as if it is in becoming more human that we are able to reflect more deeply the image of God. In a chilling nightmare, he is confronted by lepers, cripples, and beggars, all wanting to be healed. How can suffering point to God? And the inflated rock star clearly shows his limitations. Judas questions why Jesus chose to arrive in the manner and time that he did, and if what happened to him was really part of a divine plan, but Jesus does not say. I can't hide behind Jesus' cloak of divinity.
Jesus then tells Judas and his followers that they could not understand what it is he must do. Suffering, often on the heels of inflation, is a quintessential human characteristic. Judas arrives with Roman soldiers and identifies Jesus by kissing him on the cheek. In the event of any difficulties during the live broadcast, the recording served as an emergency backup. And how we answer our questions has huge implications for how we live.
He tells his followers to sing songs for him and each other, for they are blessed by his presence. This is too barbaric a God to stomach. This is a very human response to fame. The production was expected to utilize as many as twelve cameras to film the special. Because of this kind of love, we can give up the illusory struggle to secure ourselves with accomplishments or religiosity and just be ourselves. No, something else seems to be going on here. This movie approximately two hours long and has religious themes.
It's easier if Jesus was God; then I wouldn't have to try so hard. Judas decides that it would be better to turn Jesus in before his popularity leads to the deaths of Jesus and his followers, Judas included. Judas's warning falls on deaf ears, as Jesus's followers have their minds set on going to Jerusalem with Jesus. Angry, disconsolate, and tired by his burden, Jesus rests and falls asleep. He expresses his worry that the crowds will create too much noise and cause problems with the Roman Empire.