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Jesus Christ Superstar

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Doctor X » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:56 pm

Found it a very inferior production. Judas was horribly miscast/misdirected.

Needed That Guy from Deep Purple and That Other Guy from Chess. . . .

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:44 pm

Doctor X wrote:Found it a very inferior production. Judas was horribly miscast/misdirected.

Needed That Guy from Deep Purple and That Other Guy from Chess. . . .

--J.D.


I agree with the misdirected part. Miscast? I think Judas was better cast than was Jesus. I heard a rumor that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were written with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in mind. So it could have been far worse. :)

How old were you when you first saw it? I was 14 I think.

I saw it again in my mid-twenties but didn't pay much attention.

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:11 pm

I remember the songs really sucked. :p
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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by whitefork » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:13 pm

Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber - gives me the fantods every time.
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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Doctor X » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:37 am

I actually saw it in college.

I gave up on it. Bad acting, bad singing, just . . . bad.

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by corplinx » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:31 pm

Doctor X wrote:Found it a very inferior production. Judas was horribly miscast/misdirected.

Needed That Guy from Deep Purple and That Other Guy from Chess. . . .

--J.D.


Colm Wilkinson (aka, Jean Valjean) played Judas on stage. Maybe they wanted more color in the cast. The movie attempted be very broad in race of actors.

But really, why make the black guy betray jesus?

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:40 pm

corplinx wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Found it a very inferior production. Judas was horribly miscast/misdirected.

Needed That Guy from Deep Purple and That Other Guy from Chess. . . .

--J.D.


Colm Wilkinson (aka, Jean Valjean) played Judas on stage. Maybe they wanted more color in the cast. The movie attempted be very broad in race of actors.

But really, why make the black guy betray jesus?


So a white guy would be more appropriate?

A white jew maybe.

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:37 am

Hippie trash was forbidden from my father's domain. Plus the parish priest declared a Catholic ban upon it. He had banned Laugh-In years before that. We got to watch Lawrence Welk and if we wanted to see Jesus, we had this on the wall.
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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by hammegk » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:58 am

Pyrrho wrote:Hippie trash was forbidden from my father's domain. Plus the parish priest declared a Catholic ban upon it. He had banned Laugh-In years before that. We got to watch Lawrence Welk and if we wanted to see Jesus, we had this on the wall.
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Nice dartboard. Did you & your dad play often?

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:59 am

Darts? Yeah, we had a dartboard. After that Dad taught us how to shoot a rifle and a .38 in the basement.

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by hammegk » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:58 am

Pyrrho wrote:Darts? Yeah, we had a dartboard. After that Dad taught us how to shoot a rifle and a .38 in the basement.

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Mom: Deaf and couldn't smell a thing, huh?

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by corplinx » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:46 am

Somehow, nobody has been able to belt out "I don't know hot to love him" like Yvonne. Seems easy enough. I've listened to quite a few renditions.

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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 am

I watched the live presentation of the play/opera last night. It was as worthy as a play can be.

Not as good as the movie but only mildly not.

Alice Cooper played King Herod. He pulled it off nicely but Josh Mostel did it Far better in '73. It was a bit part anyway.

Brandon Victor Dixon played Judas and was on par with the '73 version.

John Legend smoked Ted Neeley's Jesus in '73 performance.

Sara Bareilles played Mary Magdalene very well but didn't quite hold up to Yvonne Elliman. But it's close.
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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:37 pm

OK so the acting was great.

But the songs still sucked, right?
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Re: Jesus Christ Superstar

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:31 pm

Some are very memorable...catchy even. The ones that were not served well as sung dialog.