History Film / KingOfKings

23rd Mar '16 11:31:40 AM MasoTey
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* FamousLastWords: The resurrected Jesus at the Shore of Galilee ends by telling his followes that he will be with them, "Until the End of the World". This inspired the title of Wim Wenders 80s science fiction and the famous Music/U2 song from Music/AchtungBaby.

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* FamousLastWords: The resurrected Jesus at the Shore of Galilee ends by telling his followes followers that he will be with them, "Until the End of the World". This inspired the title of Wim Wenders 80s WimWenders's [[Film/UntilTheEndOfTheWorld '80s science fiction film]] and the famous Music/U2 Music/{{U2}} song from Music/AchtungBaby.''Music/AchtungBaby''.
9th Feb '16 1:41:58 AM JulianLapostat
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* TheMentor: John the Baptist (played by Robert Ryan).
9th Feb '16 1:41:26 AM JulianLapostat
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* FamousLastLines: The resurrected Jesus at the Shore of Galilee ends by telling his followes that he will be with them, "Until the End of the World". This inspired the title of Wim Wenders 80s science fiction and the famous Music/U2 song from Music/AchtungBaby.

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* FamousLastLines: FamousLastWords: The resurrected Jesus at the Shore of Galilee ends by telling his followes that he will be with them, "Until the End of the World". This inspired the title of Wim Wenders 80s science fiction and the famous Music/U2 song from Music/AchtungBaby.


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* PrettyBoy: As a result of Jeffrey Hunter's casting, Jesus is quite easy on the eyes.
9th Feb '16 1:40:49 AM JulianLapostat
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* ConflictingLoyalty: Judas is torn between his commitment to the Revolt and Jesus. The film implies that Jesus understands this, and it quotes from [[Literature/TheFourGospels the Gospel of John]] where Jesus tells Judas, "Do it quickly", implying that Jesus wants Judas to betray him.
* {{Deconstruction}}: More than other Biblical films that came before (and after, see Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold), Ray's film actually is the first to portray Jesus within the historical context of the UsefulNotes/JewishRevolts. His ministry is framed in entirely political terms by the Roman authorities and the zealots and Jesus himself sees his ministry as TakeAThirdOption between the violence of the revolt and the Roman occupation.


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* FamousLastLines: The resurrected Jesus at the Shore of Galilee ends by telling his followes that he will be with them, "Until the End of the World". This inspired the title of Wim Wenders 80s science fiction and the famous Music/U2 song from Music/AchtungBaby.


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* ShownTheirWork: The film's opening section is a highly accurate portrayal of the Roman Occupation of Judaea and the political tensions that came there. So much so that Creator/MartinScorsese likened it to a 'newsreel'.
30th Oct '14 6:05:05 PM Patachou
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''King of Kings'' is a 1961 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical epic]] about {{Jesus}} and his times, directed by Creator/NicholasRay and distributed by {{MGM}}. It stars Jeffrey Hunter, best known for playing Captain Christopher Pike in the original pilot for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', as Jesus - and [[Film/MenInBlack Rip Torn]] as Judas, whose role is somewhat beefed up. The narration was written by an uncredited Creator/RayBradbury and spoken by an uncredited Creator/OrsonWelles. The score was composed by Miklós Rózsa.

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''King of Kings'' is a 1961 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical epic]] about {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/JesusChrist and his times, directed by Creator/NicholasRay and distributed by {{MGM}}. It stars Jeffrey Hunter, best known for playing Captain Christopher Pike in the original pilot for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', as Jesus - and [[Film/MenInBlack Rip Torn]] as Judas, whose role is somewhat beefed up. The narration was written by an uncredited Creator/RayBradbury and spoken by an uncredited Creator/OrsonWelles. The score was composed by Miklós Rózsa.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: PompeyTheGreat has a cameo in the beginning, when the Jews are conquered by the Romans.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: PompeyTheGreat UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat has a cameo in the beginning, when the Jews are conquered by the Romans.
1st Aug '14 12:35:29 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* FollowTheLeader: Made in the wake of ''Film/BenHur''. MGM had wanted to film the novel and radio series ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'', also about Jesus, but the production took so long that they let go of the rights. The film of the same name, starring Creator/MaxVonSydow as Jesus and produced by Creator/UnitedArtists, was finally released in 1965. Though today United Artists is a subsidiary of MGM, so MGM ended up releasing that film on home video also.

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* FollowTheLeader: Made in the wake of ''Film/BenHur''. MGM had wanted to film the novel and radio series ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'', also about Jesus, but the production took so long that they let go of the rights. The film of the same name, starring Creator/MaxVonSydow as Jesus and produced by Creator/UnitedArtists, was finally released in 1965. Though today United Artists is a subsidiary of MGM, so MGM ended up releasing that film on home video also.
1st Aug '14 12:30:20 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* FollowTheLeader: Made in the wake of ''Film/BenHur''.

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* FollowTheLeader: Made in the wake of ''Film/BenHur''. MGM had wanted to film the novel and radio series ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'', also about Jesus, but the production took so long that they let go of the rights. The film of the same name, starring Creator/MaxVonSydow as Jesus and produced by Creator/UnitedArtists, was finally released in 1965. Though today United Artists is a subsidiary of MGM, so MGM ended up releasing that film on home video also.
29th Jul '14 6:11:20 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* EpicFilm: With [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/king_of_kings_poster_3598.jpg a poster]] of the "huge towering letters" kind later parodied by the posters of ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian''.
18th Jun '14 10:43:09 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* SwordAndSandal: Through the battle scenes, not mentioned in the Gospels.
18th Jun '14 10:41:52 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* AscendedExtra: The film has an extensive subplot of Barabbas being a {{Foil}} for Jesus - a fiery would-be liberator from Roman rule as opposed to a peaceful spiritual savior. Judas is also portrayed as Barabbas's close friend, and they even get into a battle with Pilate's soldiers early in the film. When Judas meets Jesus, he thinks he can help them overthrow the Romans through force. When this doesn't work out Judas betrays Jesus to the priests.
** The Roman centurion at the crucifixion also gets this treatment. He is given the name Lucius, and he keeps popping up in various points of Jesus's life, like being in charge of the massacre of Bethlehem. [[ComicBookTime But he doesn't age much if at all.]]

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The film has an extensive subplot of Barabbas being a {{Foil}} for Jesus - a fiery would-be liberator from Roman rule as opposed to a peaceful spiritual savior. Judas is also portrayed as Barabbas's close friend, and they even get into a battle with Pilate's soldiers early in the film. When Judas meets Jesus, he thinks he can help them overthrow the Romans through force. When this doesn't work out Judas betrays Jesus to the priests.
** The Roman centurion at the crucifixion also gets this treatment. He is given the name Lucius, and he keeps popping up in various points of Jesus's life, like being in charge of the massacre of Bethlehem.Bethlehem, and acting as Jesus's defense attorney during his trial before Pilate. [[ComicBookTime But he doesn't age much if at all.]]



* MsFanservice: Salome, whose famous dance is shown in its entirety.


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* MsFanservice: Salome, whose famous dance is shown in its entirety.
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