History Film / TheLastTemptationOfChrist

14th Mar '17 3:40:58 PM DustSnitch
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* PassionPlay: SubvertedTrope. Just as Christ is put on the Cross, an angel rescues him and lets him live a life without the burden of being the Messiah. Jesus goes on to marry Mary Magdalene and lament the fact that people like Paul of Tarsus continue to use the story of his Passion as the center of a new religion. The TwistEnding plays with the trope further. [[spoiler:The movie is a Double Subversion, because the angel Christ was the Devil wearing a disguise, who gave Christ a vision of what could be in order to tempt Christ not to fulfill his mission to save humanity from sin.]]
18th Feb '17 5:06:00 PM eroock
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* UnusualUninterestingSight: The guardian angel is always by Jesus's side in his new, normal life, but although she is noticed by other characters and interacts with them, they never acknowledge the oddity in a girl who never grows nor ages through the years. It gets justified at the end when [[spoiler:it's revealed that said life is an illusion created by her, who is Satan.]]

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* UnusualUninterestingSight: UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The guardian angel is always by Jesus's side in his new, normal life, but although she is noticed by other characters and interacts with them, they never acknowledge the oddity in a girl who never grows nor ages through the years. It gets justified at the end when [[spoiler:it's revealed that said life is an illusion created by her, who is Satan.]]
8th Nov '16 8:09:53 AM Cieloazul
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* CreepyChild: Don't worry, it's only [[spoiler:{{Satan}}]].

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* CreepyChild: The guardian angel. Don't worry, it's only [[spoiler:{{Satan}}]].



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Mary Magdalene usually wears decorated barefoot sandals.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Mary Magdalene usually wears decorated barefoot sandals. Also, the guardian angel is over things like footwear, in her case entering MagicalBarefoot field.



* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: [[spoiler:Quite literally with the guardian angel.]]



* HannibalLecture: Pontius Pilate tries to give this to Jesus, Satan gives it all the time, and [[spoiler:even Saint Paul steps in]].

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* GuardianAngel: During the last part of the story, Jesus is accompanied by an otherworldy girl who claims to be her guardian angel. [[spoiler:However, she is actually Satan.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Jesus's guardian angel has the form of a gold-haired girl. [[spoiler:Subverted when it is revealed that she is Satan in disguise trying to tempt Jesus.]]
* HannibalLecture: Pontius Pilate tries to give this to Jesus, Satan gives it all the time, and [[spoiler:even Saint Paul steps in]].in.]]



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Because they aren't angels at all.]]



* 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''.

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* ShoutOut: The depiction of Satan as a shapeshifting little girl owes greatly to Creator/LuisBunuel's ''Simon of the Desert'' and Creator/FedericoFellini's ''Toby Dammitt''.


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* UnusualUninterestingSight: The guardian angel is always by Jesus's side in his new, normal life, but although she is noticed by other characters and interacts with them, they never acknowledge the oddity in a girl who never grows nor ages through the years. It gets justified at the end when [[spoiler:it's revealed that said life is an illusion created by her, who is Satan.]]
24th Sep '16 4:50:40 PM nombretomado
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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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** Biblical scholar Robert M. Price made the argument that the film deconstructs the apologetic argument known as the [[CSLewis [[Creator/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 [[Creator/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.''
28th May '16 6:55:37 PM Doug86
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* BiblicalTimes: 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.

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* BiblicalTimes: BibleTimes: 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.
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).
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