History Music / JesusChristSuperstar

10th Oct '17 4:24:15 PM VicGeorge2011
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-->'''Jesus:''' My Temple should be a house of prayer! But you have made it a den of thieves! {{GET OUT}}! GET OUT!
10th Oct '17 4:18:46 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DenOfIniquity: The Temple in the song of the same name, as portrayed in the theatrical and stage productions. This really sets off Jesus' BerserkButton as He chases them all out.

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* DenOfIniquity: The Temple in the song of the same name, as portrayed in the theatrical and stage productions.productions, complete with suggestively-dressed women and all sorts of shady characters. This really sets off Jesus' BerserkButton as He chases them all out.
16th Sep '17 12:32:39 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DenOfIniquity: The Temple in the song of the same name, as portrayed in the theatrical and stage productions. This really sets off Jesus' BerserkButton as He chases them all out.
30th Aug '17 9:14:17 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Might count as FridgeBrilliance, as the historical Herod was a thoroughly Romanized client king with connections to the imperial family.

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** Might count as FridgeBrilliance, as the historical Herod Antipas was a thoroughly Romanized client king with connections to the imperial family.
27th Aug '17 2:02:23 PM nombretomado
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* RuleOfCool: The new stage adaptation runs on this. For example, during the performance of Pilate's Dream, Pilate is surrounded by government officials who move in slow motion, then speed up, ZackSnyder-style. On ''stage.''

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* RuleOfCool: The new stage adaptation runs on this. For example, during the performance of Pilate's Dream, Pilate is surrounded by government officials who move in slow motion, then speed up, ZackSnyder-style.Creator/ZackSnyder-style. On ''stage.''
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.
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