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-->'''Zerah''': Now it begins. It all begins.

''Jesus of Nazareth'' is an Anglo-Italian mini-series made in 1977 about the life of JesusChrist. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli and produced by Sir Lew Grade, it stars Robert Powell in the title role and has an exceptionally strong supporting cast making up the rest of First Century Judea. Zeffirelli made the project after he was asked directly by Pope Paul VI to make a film about the life of Jesus from His birth to the Crucifixion and ending in the Resurrection. In order to make a more Scripturally accurate film, various religious authorities were consulted including the Vatican and the Koronic School in Meknes, Morocco.

''Jesus of Nazareth'' has been referred to as "the best mini-series of all time" and is shown on televisions at least once every year.
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!!Tropes in JesusOfNazareth:

* AdiposeRex: Herod the Great, played by Peter Ustinov.
* AffablyEvil: King Herod the Great, initially . . .
* AllStarCast: Creator/LaurenceOlivier, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, Creator/OliviaHussey, Creator/MichaelYork, Creator/RalphRichardson, Creator/IanMcShane, Creator/IanHolm, Creator/JamesMason, Creator/RodSteiger, Creator/AnthonyQuinn, Creator/JamesEarlJones, Creator/DonaldPleasance, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/PeterUstinov, the list goes on.
* AscendedExtra: The Roman centurion played by Creator/ErnestBorgnine, whose servant Jesus heals, also appears at the Crufixion.
** Both Joseph of Arimethea and Nicodemus (Creator/JamesMason and Creator/LaurenceOlivier respectively) appear more often than they do in the Gospels.
* BadassBeard: Quite a few, though special mention has to go to John the Baptist's.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The actress playing the Blessed Virgin Mary does not appear to age until after the Crucifixtion.
* BlindSeer: Herod the Great has one in his palace.
* CanonForeigner: Ian Holm's Zerah does not feature in any of the Gospels but instead was made up for the series in order to give Judas motivation to betray Jesus.
* CompositeCharacter: Both Roman centurions who appear in the Gospels (the one with the ill servant and the one who stands at the foot of the cross) are made into the same character.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Zerah does this in the scene where he tells Judas Iscariot how much the Sanhedrin knows about Jesus' ministry.
* DeathByAdaptation: There is a scene that shows Joseph dying despite the fact that this is not mentioned in the Gospels.
* DrivenToSuicide: Judas hangs himself after he realises he has led Jesus to His death.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: It is about JesusChrist, so what did you expect?
* GhostExtras: There were literally thousands in this mini-series.
* GoryDiscretionShot: When Jesus is flogged by the Romans.
* GrumpyBear: Peter.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Jesus basically tells Barrabas that "If you fight with the Romans, you might as well be just as cruel and merciless as they are" when Barrabas asks Jesus when he and the Zealots should attack the Roman soldiers in Jerusalem under Pontius Pilate's command.
* KillEmAll
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Peter when he says to Jesus at the very end of the movie, "Please, stay with us, Lord ,for the night cometh, and the day is far spent."
** AlwaysWithYou: Jesus directly responds to Peter's "Please don't leave me!" moment (as it is quoted above) by saying, "Don't worry, I am with you always, even unto the end of time."
* PunchClockVillain: Pontius Pilate.
* OccultBlueEyes: Perhaps the most notable thing about Powell's Jesus are his extremely clear blue eyes. He also never blinks. ''Barely'' blinks. He does blink once, and it's a "look away and you'll miss it" type thing. This technique was deliberate on the part of the director; he wanted to add an air of divinity to the character by calling attention to the actor's [[WhatBeautifulEyes gorgeous eyes]].
* RealityEnsues: During the Annunciation Mary's mother is woken up when she knocks some pots over, and sees what appears to be Mary talking to herself, since we only hear her side of the conversation with (what we presume to be) Gabriel.
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[Creator/ErnestBorgnine Ernest Borgnine]]'s Centurion for the Romans and Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimethea for the Sanhedrin.
* TheGhost: Tiberius Caesar, who is mentioned many times throughout the mini-series, but is not actually seen.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jesus does this to the scribes and Pharisees in the Temple when he has his UnstoppableRage moment towards the end third part of the mini-series.
* UnstoppableRage: Jesus has one of these relatively minor "Unstoppable Rage" moments when he rants at the Pharisees in the Temple in Jerusalem and destroys the moneychangers' tables inside the temple.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Judas Iscariot is portrayed as this. He believes that Jesus is the Messiah who will defeat the Romans in a grand stroke and betrays Him simply so that He can explain Himself to the Sanhedrin. [[ForegoneConclusion It doesn't go very well]].
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: The Zealots.
* YouAreNotAlone: Peter when he tells Jesus that he will stick by and protect him no matter what happens.
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[[quoteright:228:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Robert_Powell_7319.jpg]]

-->'''Zerah''': Now it begins. It all begins.

''Jesus of Nazareth'' is an Anglo-Italian mini-series made in 1977 about the life of JesusChrist. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli and produced by Sir Lew Grade, it stars Robert Powell in the title role and has an exceptionally strong supporting cast making up the rest of First Century Judea. Zeffirelli made the project after he was asked directly by Pope Paul VI to make a film about the life of Jesus from His birth to the Crucifixion and ending in the Resurrection. In order to make a more Scripturally accurate film, various religious authorities were consulted including the Vatican and the Koronic School in Meknes, Morocco.

''Jesus of Nazareth'' has been referred to as "the best mini-series of all time" and is shown on televisions at least once every year.
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!!Tropes in JesusOfNazareth:

* AdiposeRex: Herod the Great, played by Peter Ustinov.
* AffablyEvil: King Herod the Great, initially . . .
* AllStarCast: Creator/LaurenceOlivier, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, Creator/OliviaHussey, Creator/MichaelYork, Creator/RalphRichardson, Creator/IanMcShane, Creator/IanHolm, Creator/JamesMason, Creator/RodSteiger, Creator/AnthonyQuinn, Creator/JamesEarlJones, Creator/DonaldPleasance, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/PeterUstinov, the list goes on.
* AscendedExtra: The Roman centurion played by Creator/ErnestBorgnine, whose servant Jesus heals, also appears at the Crufixion.
** Both Joseph of Arimethea and Nicodemus (Creator/JamesMason and Creator/LaurenceOlivier respectively) appear more often than they do in the Gospels.
* BadassBeard: Quite a few, though special mention has to go to John the Baptist's.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The actress playing the Blessed Virgin Mary does not appear to age until after the Crucifixtion.
* BlindSeer: Herod the Great has one in his palace.
* CanonForeigner: Ian Holm's Zerah does not feature in any of the Gospels but instead was made up for the series in order to give Judas motivation to betray Jesus.
* CompositeCharacter: Both Roman centurions who appear in the Gospels (the one with the ill servant and the one who stands at the foot of the cross) are made into the same character.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Zerah does this in the scene where he tells Judas Iscariot how much the Sanhedrin knows about Jesus' ministry.
* DeathByAdaptation: There is a scene that shows Joseph dying despite the fact that this is not mentioned in the Gospels.
* DrivenToSuicide: Judas hangs himself after he realises he has led Jesus to His death.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: It is about JesusChrist, so what did you expect?
* GhostExtras: There were literally thousands in this mini-series.
* GoryDiscretionShot: When Jesus is flogged by the Romans.
* GrumpyBear: Peter.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Jesus basically tells Barrabas that "If you fight with the Romans, you might as well be just as cruel and merciless as they are" when Barrabas asks Jesus when he and the Zealots should attack the Roman soldiers in Jerusalem under Pontius Pilate's command.
* KillEmAll
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Peter when he says to Jesus at the very end of the movie, "Please, stay with us, Lord ,for the night cometh, and the day is far spent."
** AlwaysWithYou: Jesus directly responds to Peter's "Please don't leave me!" moment (as it is quoted above) by saying, "Don't worry, I am with you always, even unto the end of time."
* PunchClockVillain: Pontius Pilate.
* OccultBlueEyes: Perhaps the most notable thing about Powell's Jesus are his extremely clear blue eyes. He also never blinks. ''Barely'' blinks. He does blink once, and it's a "look away and you'll miss it" type thing. This technique was deliberate on the part of the director; he wanted to add an air of divinity to the character by calling attention to the actor's [[WhatBeautifulEyes gorgeous eyes]].
* RealityEnsues: During the Annunciation Mary's mother is woken up when she knocks some pots over, and sees what appears to be Mary talking to herself, since we only hear her side of the conversation with (what we presume to be) Gabriel.
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[Creator/ErnestBorgnine Ernest Borgnine]]'s Centurion for the Romans and Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimethea for the Sanhedrin.
* TheGhost: Tiberius Caesar, who is mentioned many times throughout the mini-series, but is not actually seen.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jesus does this to the scribes and Pharisees in the Temple when he has his UnstoppableRage moment towards the end third part of the mini-series.
* UnstoppableRage: Jesus has one of these relatively minor "Unstoppable Rage" moments when he rants at the Pharisees in the Temple in Jerusalem and destroys the moneychangers' tables inside the temple.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Judas Iscariot is portrayed as this. He believes that Jesus is the Messiah who will defeat the Romans in a grand stroke and betrays Him simply so that He can explain Himself to the Sanhedrin. [[ForegoneConclusion It doesn't go very well]].
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: The Zealots.
* YouAreNotAlone: Peter when he tells Jesus that he will stick by and protect him no matter what happens.
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8th May '14 9:40:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheMessiah: Jesus, naturally.
13th Apr '14 11:15:03 AM Ciara13
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* RealityEnsues: During the Annunciation Mary's mother is woken up when she knocks some pots over, and sees what appears to be Mary talking to herself, since we only hear her side of the conversation with (what we presume to be) Gabriel.
5th Mar '14 1:51:26 AM Odon
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* KillEmAll
6th Feb '14 1:20:09 PM m8e
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* AllStarCast: LaurenceOlivier, Christopher Plummer, Creator/OliviaHussey, Michael York, Ralph Richardson, Ian [=McShane=], Ian Holm, James Mason, Rod Steiger, Anthony Quinn, Creator/JamesEarlJones, DonaldPleasance, Anne Bancroft, Peter Ustinov, the list goes on.

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* AllStarCast: LaurenceOlivier, Christopher Plummer, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, Creator/OliviaHussey, Michael York, Ralph Richardson, Ian [=McShane=], Ian Holm, James Mason, Rod Steiger, Anthony Quinn, Creator/MichaelYork, Creator/RalphRichardson, Creator/IanMcShane, Creator/IanHolm, Creator/JamesMason, Creator/RodSteiger, Creator/AnthonyQuinn, Creator/JamesEarlJones, DonaldPleasance, Anne Bancroft, Peter Ustinov, Creator/DonaldPleasance, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/PeterUstinov, the list goes on.



** Both Joseph of Arimethea and Nicodemus (James Mason and Laurence Olivier respectively) appear more often than they do in the Gospels.

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** Both Joseph of Arimethea and Nicodemus (James Mason (Creator/JamesMason and Laurence Olivier Creator/LaurenceOlivier respectively) appear more often than they do in the Gospels.
29th Oct '13 12:01:04 AM Antwan
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* AllStarCast: LaurenceOlivier, Christopher Plummer, OliviaHussey, Michael York, Ralph Richardson, Ian [=McShane=], Ian Holm, James Mason, Rod Steiger, Anthony Quinn, Creator/JamesEarlJones, DonaldPleasance, Anne Bancroft, Peter Ustinov, the list goes on.

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* AllStarCast: LaurenceOlivier, Christopher Plummer, OliviaHussey, Creator/OliviaHussey, Michael York, Ralph Richardson, Ian [=McShane=], Ian Holm, James Mason, Rod Steiger, Anthony Quinn, Creator/JamesEarlJones, DonaldPleasance, Anne Bancroft, Peter Ustinov, the list goes on.




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!!Trivia:
* DeletedScene: Some scenes like the scene where Jesus walks on water; or the weddding at Cana; or the Transfiguration were cut from the final work to reduce the overall running time.

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\n----\n!!Trivia:\n* DeletedScene: Some scenes like the scene where Jesus walks on water; or the weddding at Cana; or the Transfiguration were cut from the final work to reduce the overall running time.----
26th Oct '13 7:47:17 PM nombretomado
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* AscendedExtra: The Roman centurion played by ErnestBorgnine, whose servant Jesus heals, also appears at the Crufixion.

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* AscendedExtra: The Roman centurion played by ErnestBorgnine, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, whose servant Jesus heals, also appears at the Crufixion.



* TokenGoodTeammate: [[ErnestBorgnine Ernest Borgnine]]'s Centurion for the Romans and Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimethea for the Sanhedrin.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: [[ErnestBorgnine [[Creator/ErnestBorgnine Ernest Borgnine]]'s Centurion for the Romans and Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimethea for the Sanhedrin.
7th Oct '13 4:59:46 PM IsaiahThomas
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* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Peter when says to Jesus at the very end of the movie, "Please, stay with us, Lord ,for the night cometh, and the day is far spent."

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* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Peter when he says to Jesus at the very end of the movie, "Please, stay with us, Lord ,for the night cometh, and the day is far spent."



DeletedScene: Some scenes like the scene where Jesus walks on water; or the weddding at Cana; or the Transfiguration were cut from the final work to reduce the overall running time.

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* DeletedScene: Some scenes like the scene where Jesus walks on water; or the weddding at Cana; or the Transfiguration were cut from the final work to reduce the overall running time.
6th Oct '13 5:52:54 PM IsaiahThomas
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* PunchClockVillain: Pontius Pilate.


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* TheGhost: Tiberius Caesar, who is mentioned many times throughout the mini-series, but is not actually seen.
6th Oct '13 5:47:53 PM IsaiahThomas
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''Jesus of Navareth'' has been referred to as "the best mini-series of all time" and is shown on televisions at least once every year.

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''Jesus of Navareth'' Nazareth'' has been referred to as "the best mini-series of all time" and is shown on televisions at least once every year.
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