Based on Shakespeare's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the... See full summary »
In this mini-series, Jesus Christ's opposition against the scribes and the Pharisees ("Woe to you scribes and Pharisees!") come from Matthew 23 and Luke 11 in the New Testament. Jesus' biggest opponents were the Pharisees and the scribes because the Pharisees, the scribes, and all of the Hebrews who belonged to the sect of Pharisees, obeyed Traditions of the Elders ("Mashlmanwatha da Qashishe" in Aramaic) which nullified the word of God (Matthew 15, Mark 7). Traditions of the Elders later came to be known as the Talmud. This is also agreed by Jewish society. Rabbi Michael Rodkinson said, "The Talmud, then, is the written form of that which, in the time of Jesus, was called the Traditions of the Elders, and to which he makes frequent allusions." See more »
Pilate asks Jesus if he is a king. Jesus responds, "I am," but his lips say something else. See more »
The mini-series ran on NBC as "The Big Event" in two three-hour installments with limited commercials on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Additional footage was added for a 1979 re-run and broadcast in four two-hour installments. In the 1980s and 1990, the film was re-broadcast on NBC in three installments of two and three hour episodes...released on VHS and DVD as one complete presentation with one set of credits. See more »
I have watched this film for many years with my family. Each year we follow the life of Jesus through Holy Week and Easter Sunday. The director has made this a film that is understandable for all ages and makes the realism unique. I would highly recommend this film for families. Even though I loved "The Passion of the Christ," I found this film easier to view for the family. Maybe we'll watch in earnest when the kids are a little older, teens perhaps. All in all this film takes you through an understanding of life as it would have been seen through the eyes of the common person. Perhaps it is this reality that allows people to gravitate toward a love for the film and a commitment to making the viewing of it each year and family tradition. Looking for a great family movie to help teach the faith, this is it.
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