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Old 08-20-2007, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default The Last Temptation of Christ

If there ever was a movie that needs to be discussed, its this.

Who has seen it?

The book was just as incredible.
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:27 AM   #2
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Oh no... Are you sure you wanna get into this?

I've seen Passion, but not Temptation. Is Willam Defoe playing Christ?
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: The Last Temptation of Christ

Never seen it, I love Martin Scorsese but really have no desire to watch a 2.5 hour film about a mythical man-god.

What is Hay-Zeus tempted by exactly?
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:37 AM   #4
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Never seen it, I love Martin Scorsese but really have no desire to watch a 2.5 hour film about a mythical man-god.

What is Hay-Zeus tempted by exactly?

looks like you and -primetime- have somethin in common.

Did Scorsese direct it seriously?
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looks like you and -primetime- have somethin in common.

Did Scorsese direct it seriously?

Sure did, Scorsese was raised devout Catholic. I'm not sure if he still is but he had a quote that was something like, "My whole childhood was cinema and religion."

He almost became a priest as well, good thing that never happened.
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Default Re: The Last Temptation of Christ

Scorsese did direct it. It was good.

Mel Gibson's Passion was well done too. I absolutely loved his Apocalypto and Brave Heart. It's hard to believe that the same guy who was Sergeant Martin Riggs directs so well. I loved Lethal Weapon. Mel was a bad ass in that one.
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:59 AM   #7
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Sure did, Scorsese was raised devout Catholic. I'm not sure if he still is but he had a quote that was something like, "My whole childhood was cinema and religion."

He almost became a priest as well, good thing that never happened.


Yes that quote is correct.

Randy, you must see this movie as a movie fan alone. Its a visual experience. If you liked 2001 and Apocalpyse now for the way it grips its audience, you will definitely like this.

It demonstrates the humanistic side of Christ and how he was a man like all other men (in light of succumbing to temptation) before he became the Messiah and the Chosen One.

It reminds me of Taxi Driver and how Scorsese absolutely got into De Niro's mind. Here, he gets into Christ's mind.

If nothing else, you should like this since majority of devout Catholics can't bare to watch it.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:03 AM   #8
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Oh no... Are you sure you wanna get into this?

I've seen Passion, but not Temptation. Is Willam Defoe playing Christ?


Passion and Temptation are two entirely different and incomparable films since the latter is meant to be a fictional take on Christ.

Yes, the Green Goblin plays Christ.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:19 AM   #9
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Never seen it, I love Martin Scorsese but really have no desire to watch a 2.5 hour film about a mythical man-god.

What is Hay-Zeus tempted by exactly?

i saw it when it first came out in 1988 (or was it 1989?)

the last temptation of christ was a bit long and tedious: the main reason i didnt care much for it. also, defoe was a seriously wimpy jesus while judas (who i think was harvey keitel?!?!!) was the strong personality who really carried jesus through the difficult times

the controversial segment was the "last temptation" of jesus occured while he was dying on the cross. through his delierious thoughts while he was dying, jesus imagined himself rejecting the cross, miraculously coming down from it, escaping somehow (i cant remember exactly since it had been 20 years), marrying mary magdalene and living a simple obscure life after that.

no death on the cross; no resurrection

but it was only a temptation and he resisted it and went on to fulfill his destiny


i remember rolling my eyes at the protesters at the time because the opposite effect happened (like usual): more people went to see the movie because they brought more attention to it.

as a movie, it would have had very limited success because well, it wasnt a great movie.

i can understand how the book would be able to better flesh out the story and "get into" jesus's thoughts and mind better

to me, to think that jesus was tempted to come off the cross isnt anything degrading. it just further shows the humanity of the man. we all want to take away pain that we experience-- it is a very human thing to do
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:04 AM   #10
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i saw it when it first came out in 1988 (or was it 1989?)

the last temptation of christ was a bit long and tedious: the main reason i didnt care much for it. also, defoe was a seriously wimpy jesus while judas (who i think was harvey keitel?!?!!) was the strong personality who really carried jesus through the difficult times

the controversial segment was the "last temptation" of jesus occured while he was dying on the cross. through his delierious thoughts while he was dying, jesus imagined himself rejecting the cross, miraculously coming down from it, escaping somehow (i cant remember exactly since it had been 20 years), marrying mary magdalene and living a simple obscure life after that.

no death on the cross; no resurrection

but it was only a temptation and he resisted it and went on to fulfill his destiny


i remember rolling my eyes at the protesters at the time because the opposite effect happened (like usual): more people went to see the movie because they brought more attention to it.

as a movie, it would have had very limited success because well, it wasnt a great movie.

i can understand how the book would be able to better flesh out the story and "get into" jesus's thoughts and mind better

to me, to think that jesus was tempted to come off the cross isnt anything degrading. it just further shows the humanity of the man. we all want to take away pain that we experience-- it is a very human thing to do

I think I'm gonna have to go see it.

what I recall from the Bible on tht note...

Is that Jesus said "God why have you foresaken me" right before he died. Meaning he had to go to a place where the "Father" couldn't. It could also mean that Jesus himself at one point felt like he was without God or his Father, same could be said for all of humanity too.

How could God understand your pain, if he himself hasn't felt it?
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:50 PM   #11
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i saw it when it first came out in 1988 (or was it 1989?)

the last temptation of christ was a bit long and tedious: the main reason i didnt care much for it. also, defoe was a seriously wimpy jesus while judas (who i think was harvey keitel?!?!!) was the strong personality who really carried jesus through the difficult times

the controversial segment was the "last temptation" of jesus occured while he was dying on the cross. through his delierious thoughts while he was dying, jesus imagined himself rejecting the cross, miraculously coming down from it, escaping somehow (i cant remember exactly since it had been 20 years), marrying mary magdalene and living a simple obscure life after that.

no death on the cross; no resurrection

but it was only a temptation and he resisted it and went on to fulfill his destiny


i remember rolling my eyes at the protesters at the time because the opposite effect happened (like usual): more people went to see the movie because they brought more attention to it.

as a movie, it would have had very limited success because well, it wasnt a great movie.

i can understand how the book would be able to better flesh out the story and "get into" jesus's thoughts and mind better

to me, to think that jesus was tempted to come off the cross isnt anything degrading. it just further shows the humanity of the man. we all want to take away pain that we experience-- it is a very human thing to do


You should've given a spoiler warning! May have just given out the twist...

I honestly think that you should give it another shot RBP, the movie was brilliantly made and Scorsese's character study was just as effective as all his others.

Movie's can be appreciated differently when in a different state of mind. I'm pretty sure life was a whole lot different for you 20 years ago. Not to mention the state of our world.
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