Jesus of Nazareth (by Franco Zeffirelli)

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Ανατριχιαστική η μουσική, ε; Wings, μη μου πεις ότι θα βρεις κι εδώ στίχους!
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Όχι, εδώ δεν θα βρω στίχους, αλλά το φιλμάκι δεν είναι στη σωστή ενότητα. Ανήκει στην ενότητα Music without lyrics αφού πρόκειται για τη μουσική που ακούστηκε σε ταινία. Και μάλιστα εδώ έχουμε ένα έργο του Φράνκο Τζεφιρέλι και δεν μπορούμε να το προσπεράσουμε χωρίς να πούμε κουβέντα.

Jesus of Nazareth
is a six-hour long British television miniseries of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus based on the accounts given in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

The movie was produced by Lew Grade through his ITC Entertainment company, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess and Suso Cecchi d'Amico, after Zeffirelli was approached by Pope Paul VI to make a film about Christ.

Jesus of Nazareth premiered in 1977 on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday and continues to be broadcast every Easter and Christmas on the History Channel.

For its fifth airing on US television at Easter 1987, TV Guide called it "the best miniseries of all time" and "unparalleled television.".

Newsweek writer Harry F. Waters remarked that:

Rarely have the humanity and divinity of Christ been evoked with as much passion, sensitivity, and ecumenical deference as Zeffirelli has brought to the story.

Rev. Patrick Sullivan of the U.S. Catholic Conference ("New Look at Jesus," April 4, 1977) was quoted as saying:

Zeffirelli has succeeded admirably in making Christ's story understandable to a modern secular audience.

A review in Variety read:

Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many people's minds. The story begins with the arrangements of the wedding between Joseph and Mary, and chronicles the nativity, the encounter with John the Baptist (a ferocious Michael York) and everything up to the crucifixion and resurrection. This film is beautifully shot on actual locations, with haunting music by Maurice Jarre and an all-star cast, including Anne Bancroft, Laurence Olivier, Ian Holm, Ernest Borgnine, Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer. Zeffirelli has created a thorough, but never dull or dogmatic, retelling of the story, and the result is a uniquely transcendental film that holds the power to inspire no matter what the viewer's beliefs or background.

The miniseries received two Emmy nominations, neither of which it won. The big winner that year was the miniseries Holocaust.



    * Robert Powell as Jesus

Guest Stars

    * Anne Bancroft as Mary Magdalene
    * Ernest Borgnine as the Roman centurion
    * Claudia Cardinale as the Adulteress
    * Valentina Cortese as Herodias
    * James Farentino as Peter
    * James Earl Jones as Balthazar
    * Stacy Keach as Barabbas
    * Tony Lo Bianco as Quintillius
    * James Mason as Joseph of Arimathea
    * Ian McShane as Judas Iscariot
    * Laurence Olivier as Nicodemus
    * Donald Pleasence as Melchior
    * Christopher Plummer as Herod Antipas
    * Anthony Quinn as Caiaphas
    * Fernando Rey as Gaspar
    * Ralph Richardson as Simeon
    * Rod Steiger as Pontius Pilate
    * Peter Ustinov as Herod the Great
    * Michael York as John the Baptist


    * Olivia Hussey as Mary, the mother of Jesus

Also Starring

    * Cyril Cusack as Yehuda
    * Ian Holm as Zerah
    * Yorgo Voyagis as Joseph


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