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The Last Temptation of Christ Blu-ray Review
11 June 2013
Summary: Winner of Filmcritica Bastone Bianco Award at the Venice Film Festival, Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Universal Pictures-UK. The supplemental features on the disc include an original theatrical trailer for the film and video interview with director Martin Scorsese.
Conclusion: Very likely due to the adamant backlash received, some of which was violent in certain parts of the world, 'The Last Temptation of Christ' failed at the box-office, despite several positive reviews and favorable word-of-mouth. Martin Scorsese's marvelous adaptation of Jesus' life remains a highly-controversial telling, but should be appreciated for making His teachings and ultimate sacrifice more powerful due to its unique approach of remembering that He was a man.
Conclusion: There are many faithful, respectful, traditional filmings of Jesus' story to choose from. And then there is Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ . Thoughtful, creative, controversial, and moving, this alternative take on the Gospels is one for believers and non-Christians alike to see. It requires patience and an open mind; the even slightly easily offended and those opposed to Biblical fiction will most likely not appreciate this.
Summary: Winner of Filmcritica Bastone Bianco Award at the Venice Film Festival, Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion. The supplemental features on the disc include a collection of sketches made by costume designer Jean-Pierre Delifer; production and publicity stills by photographer Mario Tursi; behind the scenes footage shot by director Martin Scorsese in Morocco; video interview with composer Peter Gabriel; and an...
Excerpt: Om man begrundar mer eller mindre alla försök att beskriva Jesu liv på film, kan man med lätthet dra fram några gemensamma nämnare: 1. Jesus är allt som oftast en vit man med skägg och långt hår, iklädd en vit skrud. 2. Jesus hela ansikte lyser andakt och fromhet. 3. Jesus är i film porträtterad i likhet med gamla oljemålningar och krucifix. 4. Jesu lidande begränsas ofta till pisk och spikning.