Sunday, March 27, 2005

Jesus in the movies

On Friday I visited Blockburster Video, intending to rent "Jesus of Nazareth," starring Robert Powell. Somehow I got "The Greatest Story Ever Told," a better-named but less satisfying (to my mind) version of Jesus' life, starring Max Von Sydow. The mixup turned my thoughts to the subject of Jesus in films.

Here is a link to an extended review and comparison of over 32 movies touching on his life and message. It contains everything from the first "Ben Hur" (1925) to "The Robe," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "The Last Temptation of Christ," and "The Passion."

Happy Easter.