History Music / JesusChristSuperstar

26th May '17 12:03:45 PM louisXVI
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26th May '17 12:03:14 PM louisXVI
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* BigLippedAligatorMoment: Herod's campy, vaudeville-esque song-and-dance routine, which, although charming and catchy, contributes nothing of substance to the plot and actually clashes quite harshly with the play's overall sombre tone.

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* BigLippedAligatorMoment: BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Herod's campy, vaudeville-esque song-and-dance routine, which, although charming and catchy, contributes nothing of substance to the plot and actually clashes quite harshly with the play's overall sombre tone.
26th May '17 12:01:37 PM louisXVI
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** The lyrics are often intentionally anachronistic as well, peppered with slang and slogans that don't exactly evoke Israel in 4 BC. One of the running themes is the portrayal of Jesus as a 20th century celebrity or activist.
*** "The Arrest" in particular is phrased in a very modern way, and usually staged as a sort of reporters' scrum with a scandal-plauged celebrity who has no comment ("Do you think that you may retire?/Did you think you would get much higher?/How do you view your coming trial?"). Caiaphas, in turn, refers to Jesus making claims in "all your handouts."


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* BigLippedAligatorMoment: Herod's campy, vaudeville-esque song-and-dance routine, which, although charming and catchy, contributes nothing of substance to the plot and actually clashes quite harshly with the play's overall sombre tone.
12th May '17 3:14:57 PM Ranger57
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the 2000 version, when Jesus says "This is my blood you drink, this is my body you eat" one of the disciples has a Squick reaction, throwing the bread on the table and wiping off his hands on his pants.
** Judas' reactions are often better than whatever's going on in the foreground in that movie.
11th May '17 1:53:52 PM Schroeder1174
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Depending on the production (and productions can be ''wildy'' different), the actors and settings in the show are portrayed with [[AnachronismStew blends of modern and biblical-era clothing and motifs]], running with the idea of Jesus being a rockstar-like figure (something not always appreciated by the MoralGuardians), the Apostles being [[NewAgeRetroHippie counter-cultural radicals]], and the Romans dressing in black leather and taking a {{Big Brother|IsWatching}} approach to running TheEmpire. The 2000 filmed version updates the visual metaphors. Specifically, setting it in a modern-day dystopic version of the Roman Empire with Nazi-esque guards, and Jesus' followers appear to be a street gang, seen toting submachine guns and assault rifles at times. The plot is the same, but with different things emphasized; Annas, for instance, appears in many more scenes than in the '73 version and in a [[EvilChancellor very different light]], the HoYay between Judas and Jesus is played up to the point of a LoveTriangle with Mary Magdalene, and other things.

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Depending on the production (and productions can be ''wildy'' ''wildly'' different), the actors and settings in the show are portrayed with [[AnachronismStew blends of modern and biblical-era clothing and motifs]], running with the idea of Jesus being a rockstar-like figure (something not always appreciated by the MoralGuardians), the Apostles being [[NewAgeRetroHippie counter-cultural radicals]], and the Romans dressing in black leather and taking a {{Big Brother|IsWatching}} approach to running TheEmpire. The 2000 filmed version updates the visual metaphors. Specifically, setting it in a modern-day dystopic version of the Roman Empire with Nazi-esque guards, and Jesus' followers appear to be a street gang, seen toting submachine guns and assault rifles at times. The plot is the same, but with different things emphasized; Annas, for instance, appears in many more scenes than in the '73 version and in a [[EvilChancellor very different light]], the HoYay between Judas and Jesus is played up to the point of a LoveTriangle with Mary Magdalene, and other things.
20th Apr '17 12:23:16 PM oyashiro
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** In the 2000 version of "Superstar", it's unclear if Judas has come back as a demon after killing himself, or if Jesus is merely hallucinating due to blood loss (having been brutally whipped in the previous song.)
19th Apr '17 10:27:09 PM oyashiro
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** In the 2000 version, Jesus, Mary, and Judas all make this face at each other after the crowd in "Hosanna" sings its final line.
*** Also in the 2000 version, when Jesus is tied down on the cross and turns his head to see one soldier hand the other a nail.

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** **Pilate also gets this expression in the 2000 version when he realizes that Jesus is the same man from his dream - the very man who is destined to be killed.
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In the 2000 version, Jesus, Mary, and Judas all make this face at each other after the crowd in "Hosanna" sings its final line.
*** **** Also in the 2000 version, when Jesus is tied down on the cross and turns his head to see one soldier hand the other a nail.
19th Apr '17 8:34:58 PM oyashiro
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* {TearsofFear}: In the 2000 version, Pilate is so upset by his dream that he starts crying by the end of the song. Compare this to the 1973 version, where Pilate is merely confused and only slightly disturbed.

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* {TearsofFear}: TearsOfFear: In the 2000 version, Pilate is so upset by his dream that he starts crying by the end of the song. Compare this to the 1973 version, where Pilate is merely confused and only slightly disturbed.
19th Apr '17 8:32:09 PM oyashiro
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*{TearsofFear}: In the 2000 version, Pilate is so upset by his dream that he starts crying by the end of the song. Compare this to the 1973 version, where Pilate is merely confused and only slightly disturbed.
7th Apr '17 3:41:42 PM nombretomado
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** In the 2000 version, Jesus sees that the Temple has become a UsefulNotes/LasVegas-like Tourist Trap, especially with {{Poker}} games, slot machines, {{Professional Gambler}}s, [=TVs=], [[BreathWeapon fire-breathers]] and a [[TheQuincyPunk guard]] with [[DelinquentHair mohawk hair]] (though this is perhaps justified in it being a more modern adaptation).

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** In the 2000 version, Jesus sees that the Temple has become a UsefulNotes/LasVegas-like Tourist Trap, especially with {{Poker}} TabletopGame/{{Poker}} games, slot machines, {{Professional Gambler}}s, [=TVs=], [[BreathWeapon fire-breathers]] and a [[TheQuincyPunk guard]] with [[DelinquentHair mohawk hair]] (though this is perhaps justified in it being a more modern adaptation).
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