|Jesus, judas and mary magdalene cross paths in this version of the rock opera. Directed by norman jewison.|
Editor's NoteAn innovative example of modern techniques in moviemaking, this famous rock opera depicts the last week of Christ's life. Norman Jewison (MOONSTRUCK; IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT) directed this thrilling adaptation of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, starring Ted Neeley as Jesus and Carl Anderson as Judas Iscariot. Among the classic songs in the film are "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Hosanna," and "King Herod's Song (Try It and See)." The song score was nominated for an Academy Award.
Cast & Crew
|Tim Rice - Lyricist|
|Melvyn Bragg - Screenwriter|
|Antony Gibbs - Editor|
|Douglas Slocombe - Director of Photography|
|Robert Stigwood - Producer|
|Andrew Lloyd Webber - Composer|
|Norman Jewison - Screenwriter|
|Richard MacDonald - Production Designer|
|Norman Jewison - Director|
Plot SummaryBased on the smash-hit Broadway musical, this colorful adaptation tells the story of a group of teenage actors who travel to Israel to reenact the Passion of Christ. The story is told through a lively and engaging series of song-and-dance numbers.