History Film / KingOfKings

4th Jan '17 10:51:24 AM JulianLapostat
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* SympatheticVillain: Judas (as played by Rip Torn) is very sympathetically portrayed as a man having ConflictingLoyalty between Jesus' ministry and the underground movement by the Jews. The film also implies that Jesus understood this and he condoned and ordered Judas to betray him, with Jesus uttering the much debated line from the Gospel of John, "What you are about to do, do quicky."

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* SympatheticVillain: TragicVillain: Judas (as played by Rip Torn) is very sympathetically portrayed as a man having ConflictingLoyalty between Jesus' ministry and the underground movement by the Jews. The film also implies that Jesus understood this and he condoned and ordered Judas to betray him, with Jesus uttering the much debated line from the Gospel of John, "What you are about to do, do quicky."
4th Jan '17 10:50:30 AM JulianLapostat
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* SympatheticVillain: Judas (as played by Rip Torn) is very sympathetically portrayed as a man having ConflictingLoyalty between Jesus' ministry and the underground movement by the Jews. The film also implies that Jesus understood this and he condoned and ordered Judas to betray him, with Jesus uttering the much debated line from the Gospel of John, "What you are about to do, do quicky."
3rd Oct '16 12:25:04 AM fusilcontrafusil
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''King of Kings'' is a 1961 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical epic]] about 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.

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''King of Kings'' is a 1961 [[Literature/TheBible Biblical epic]] about 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. It was one of the first Hollywood films since the silent era to avert depicting Jesus as TheFaceless or TheGhost out of piety. The narration was written by an uncredited Creator/RayBradbury and spoken by an uncredited Creator/OrsonWelles. The score was composed by Miklós Rózsa.
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.
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