Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
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And now, the movie...
|Jesus, judas and mary magdalene cross paths in this version of the rock opera.|
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
|Andrew Lloyd Webber - Writer|
|Andrew Lloyd Webber - Original Music|
|Antony Gibbs - Editor|
|Douglas Slocombe - Cinematographer|
|Melvyn Bragg - Writer|
|Norman Jewison - Writer|
|Norman Jewison - Director|
|Norman Jewison - Producer|
|Robert Stigwood - Producer|
|Tim Rice - Writer|
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.
|Andrew Lloyd Webber, et al., Nominee, Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation|
Golden Globe (1974)
|Ted Neely, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy|
|Carl Anderson, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy|
|Yvonne Elliman, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy|