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History Film / TheLastTemptationOfChrist

2nd Apr '16 2:38:26 PM rjd1922
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As stated earlier, the film/novel depart substantially from Literature/{{the Bible}}'s account of Jesus' life. First to come to mind is that Jesus, while still capable of miracle working, is a [[GodIsFlawed deeply flawed]] human being, with the same weaknesses and vulnerabilities as everyone else. Secondly, [[VillainDecay Judas isn't that bad of a guy.]] Instead of outright betraying Jesus, he's practically forced into it by the man himself.

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As stated earlier, the film/novel depart substantially from Literature/{{the Bible}}'s account of Jesus' life. First to come to mind is that Jesus, while still capable of miracle working, is a [[GodIsFlawed deeply flawed]] human being, with the same weaknesses and vulnerabilities as everyone else. Secondly, [[VillainDecay [[AntiVillain Judas isn't that bad of a guy.]] Instead of outright betraying Jesus, he's practically forced into it by the man himself.
27th Mar '16 2:49:40 PM mlsmithca
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* {{Deconstruction}}: A highly intellectually driven look at not only the life of Jesus but the way's he's depicted in art and movies. And averting ChristianityIsCatholic with its source novel written by a Greek Orthodox and co-screenwriter Paul Schrader being a Dutch Calvinist(with a PhD in theology), joining Scorsese as the Catholic.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: A highly intellectually driven look at not only the life of Jesus but the way's he's depicted in art and movies. And averting ChristianityIsCatholic with its source novel written by a Greek Orthodox and co-screenwriter Paul Schrader being a Dutch Calvinist(with a PhD [=PhD=] in theology), joining Scorsese as the Catholic.
25th Feb '16 4:41:37 AM VoxAquila
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* ShadesOfConflict: Jesus and Satan are, respectively, [[WhiteAndBlackMorality purely good and purely evil]]; everyone else,including the Apostles, the Sanhedrin, and Pontius Pliate are various shades of gray.

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* ShadesOfConflict: Jesus and Satan are, respectively, [[WhiteAndBlackMorality purely good and purely evil]]; everyone else,including else, including the Apostles, the Sanhedrin, and Pontius Pliate are various shades of gray.
22nd Feb '16 4:36:06 PM VoxAquila
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* ShadesOfConflict: Jesus and Satan are, respectively, [[WhiteAndBlackMorality purely good and purely evil]]; everyone else,including the Apostles, the Sanhedrin, and Pontius Pliate are various shades of gray.
10th Feb '16 10:20:43 PM JulianLapostat
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This is the 1988 film by Creator/MartinScorsese, based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Nikos Kazantzakis ({{Gesundheit}}). Starring Creator/WillemDafoe as {{Jesus}}, what follows is a fairly loose reinterpretation of the [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] story of Jesus' life and Crucifixion (sorry, the film's long enough without him coming back).

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This is the 1988 film by Creator/MartinScorsese, based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Nikos Kazantzakis ({{Gesundheit}}).Kazantzakis. Starring Creator/WillemDafoe as {{Jesus}}, what follows is a fairly loose reinterpretation of the [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] story of Jesus' life and Crucifixion (sorry, the film's long enough without him coming back).
9th Feb '16 1:22:53 AM JulianLapostat
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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Jesus is given this compared to the gospels. Though as Paul Schrader and Scorsese points out there is UnbuiltTrope most notably when Jesus wonders why had God forsaken him.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Judas gets this as per the revisionist accounts of 20th Century theology.



* ApologeticAttacker: Pontius Pilate doesn't regret Jesus' crucifixion but he does take pity on the man and his cause, which he sees as a HopelessWar.



* BiblicalTimes

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* BiblicalTimesBiblicalTimes: A deconstruction, it shows the time to be really poor, with a lot of violence and a great many religious mystics, in addition to the Zealots.



* TheChosenOne

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* TheChosenOneTheChosenOne: The original.



*** ''The Last Temptation is certainly the most orthodox christian movie about Jesus ever made. [...] The [[CSLewis Liar, Lord, or Lunatic]] argument that [christian apologists] use is, I think, deeply flawed because it implies Jesus wasn't a genuine human being because the idea that he was God - whether he was or not - would have driven him insane. Right ? And that's exactly what happens in the the Last Temptation ; no other movie ever took that seriously.''

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*** --> ''The Last Temptation is certainly the most orthodox christian movie about Jesus ever made. [...] The [[CSLewis Liar, Lord, or Lunatic]] argument that [christian apologists] use is, I think, deeply flawed because it implies Jesus wasn't a genuine human being because the idea that he was God - whether he was or not - would have driven him insane. Right ? And that's exactly what happens in the the Last Temptation ; no other movie ever took that seriously.''



* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Pontius Pilate criticizes the Jewish rebels for resisting the Roman order and forcing harsh repression against the population. He tells Jesus that he considers pacifists like him to be just as bad. He tells Jesus that he will be crucified at Golgotha which has "3000 skulls" and tells him that he wishes he and other residents of Jerusalem counted those skulls before Romans have to add more to that tally.



* {{Futureshadowing}}: Jesus' final temptation has [[spoiler:glimpsing Saint Paul proselytizing Christianity and twisting his beliefs for personal ends. He also glimpses the sack of Jerusalem, the end of Jewish independence and the birth of the diaspora]].



* GoOutWithASmile

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* GoOutWithASmileGoOutWithASmile: Jesus after the final temptation: "It is accomplished!"
* HannibalLecture: Pontius Pilate tries to give this to Jesus, Satan gives it all the time, and [[spoiler:even Saint Paul steps in]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Jesus and Judas are best friends and are practically inseparable. In this story, [[spoiler:Jesus orders Judas to betray him to the Roman authorities, which Judas does not wish to do]].
* HopelessWar: How Pontius Pilate sees the UsefulNotes/JewishRevolts, he chides Jesus and the zealots, seeing them both as part of the same coin, for forcing harsh Roman reprisals against their people.



* RefusalOfTheCall

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* RefusalOfTheCallRefusalOfTheCall: Jesus all the time, as a result of the view that he was "fully human fully divine" and also to make him a TragicHero.
* ShoutOut: The depiction of Satan as a shapeshifting little girl owes greatly to Creator/LuisBunuel's ''Simon the Desert'' and Creator/FedericoFellini's ''Toby Dammitt''.



** [[spoiler:In the TwistEnding, however, Judas accuses Jesus of betraying him by not going through with dying on the cross as they had previously agreed. Jesusí guardian angel is then revealed to be the devil, who had tricked him into believing that heís not the messiah. Thus, it turns out that it was NoMereWindmill after all.]]

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** [[spoiler:In the TwistEnding, however, Judas accuses Jesus of betraying him by not going through with dying on the cross as they had previously agreed. Jesusí guardian angel is then revealed to be the devil, who had tricked him into believing that heís he’s not the messiah. Thus, it turns out that it was NoMereWindmill after all.]]
22nd Dec '15 2:29:08 AM Silverblade2
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This caused nothing but consternation from the religious groups, as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Temptation_of_Christ_%28film%29#Controversial_content this]] nicely describes. The really weird thing is that the Bible mentions Jesus was "tested in every way." While the text does not explicitly mention sexual temptations, he must have endured them, or else he would not have been tested in every way. The implication that Jesus built crosses for the Romans to crucify people on and a few theologically wonky lines (like Jesus wanting God to stop loving him and later calling fear his god) might have also caused a few to protest as well.

The film won Scorsese a nomination for best director, but he'd have to wait about 20 years before ''TheDeparted'' would finally give it to him.
22nd Dec '15 2:22:09 AM Silverblade2
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* AffablyEvil[=/=]PunchClockVillain: The way Pontius Pilate is depicted.
* AllJustADream, DaydreamSurprise, LotusEaterMachine, TheFinalTemptation: Take your pick, it's all there.
** Also {{Trope Namer|s}} for TheFinalTemptation, natch.

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* AffablyEvil[=/=]PunchClockVillain: AffablyEvil: The way Pontius Pilate is depicted.
* AllJustADream, DaydreamSurprise, LotusEaterMachine, TheFinalTemptation: Take your pick, it's all there.
** Also {{Trope Namer|s}} for TheFinalTemptation, natch.
depicted.
4th Dec '15 12:16:38 PM h27kim
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** But this version of Christianity is shown to be utterly false and hypocritical, consistent with theBible itself. See FridgeBrilliance under YMMV.
23rd Nov '15 8:38:24 AM Westonbirt
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** Biblical scholar Robert M. Price made the argument that the film deconstructs the apologetic argument known as the [[CSLewis Lewis trilemma]] according to which Jesus was either a [[ConMan cynical con man]], [[JesusWasCrazy a complete madman]] or [[MessianicArchetype the messiah]].
***''The Last Temptation is certainly the most orthodox christian movie about Jesus ever made. [...] The [[CSLewis Liar, Lord, or Lunatic]] argument that [christian apologists] use is, I think, deeply flawed because it implies Jesus wasn't a genuine human being because the idea that he was God - whether he was or not - would have driven him insane. Right ? And that's exactly what happens in the the Last Temptation ; no other movie ever took that seriously.''
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