What is your reaction to this movie? How do you respond to its genre (as a musical)? What do you make
of the additional elements that are not from its historical era? What do you think is the purpose of this
I like this movie much more than the pre
How can we reconcile the Jesus of the synoptics with the Jesus in John? B. If you were going to
make a movie about Jesus, which actor would you cast in his role? Why? Who would you cast as
one other character, and why?
Jesus was all about Love in all the
Mary was an adulteress. She repented, came to see Jesus, washed His feet with her tears, wiped
them with her hair, kissed them and perfumed them with her perfume. Jesus forgave her sins as
she did all that for him when the owner of the house didnt do any
What do you make of Luke's gospel?
Lukes Gospel seems more interesting. He shows the story of Johns birth which is miraculous
and interesting. I like that he discusses women more. He uses more parables, hymns, doesnt
repeat too many words. His writing sty
1. In some ways Life of Brian depicts the historical reality of 1st century Judah more
prominently and more accurately than the other movies we have watched (in terms of
Jewish political factions; the multiplicity of religious teachers, preachers and
Three of our films have their own distinct portrayals of Judas. Briefly describe Judas in "Last
Temptation" and in "Superstar" and discuss how these portrayals are unique and advance the plot
of their movies.
In Last Temptation" Judas was shown to be the
Describe in some detail your reaction to this movie. What do you make of Jesuss character? Do you like
the twists put on Jesuss work? His relationship with Mary Magdalene? His relationship to Judas? What
of casting; was it done well?
I didnt like the movi
What we have learned about the character of Mary Magdalene? How is she different in the
gnostic gospels - if at all - from the canonical gospels. How, do you think, she might be
portrayed in films? What do you think her historical situation might have bee
1. Answer the following questions:
1. What to this point have you found most compelling about the story of Jesus?
2. If you had to make a film, or write a story, about Jesus, what would you focus on?
3. The movies that we will watch will include a comedy,
How does this movie handle conflicting aspect of the gospels? Give 2 examples.
This movie brings together aspects that are different in different Synoptic Gospels. It proclaims
that the Word of God is of importance and that it was at the very beginning