History YMMV / JesusChristSuperstar

10th Feb '17 12:37:24 AM fusilcontrafusil
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*** Caiaphas and Annas, oddly enough, also get this in the 2012 production. It's relatively restrained, but there are a few looks shared in quiet moments; most notably, in this production, Judas punches Caiaphas in the face in the "Damned For All Time" section of "Judas' Death", and Annas hands Caiaphas a small towelette to wipe off the blood, giving him a positively throbbing look as he does so. The height disparity (6'6'' Caiaphas v. rather diminutive Annas) and the [[RedOniBlueOni distinct difference in manner]] (Caiaphas blue, Annas red) add to the impression.

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*** Caiaphas and Annas, oddly enough, enough (''son-in-law and father-in-law'' in the Bible), also get this in the 2012 production. It's relatively restrained, but there are a few looks shared in quiet moments; most notably, in this production, Judas punches Caiaphas in the face in the "Damned For All Time" section of "Judas' Death", and Annas hands Caiaphas a small towelette to wipe off the blood, giving him a positively throbbing look as he does so. The height disparity (6'6'' Caiaphas v. rather diminutive Annas) and the [[RedOniBlueOni distinct difference in manner]] (Caiaphas blue, Annas red) add to the impression.
9th Jan '17 10:52:50 AM qpa
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* [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong Suspiciously Similar "Song"]]: The background cacophony in "The Crucifixion" seems heavily inspired by [[Music/TheBeatles "Revolution 9"]], released just a few years prior.
13th Dec '16 2:35:17 PM momur
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** ...Only if you choose to make that line about John Lennon and not take it at face value, in which case it would be about John the Baptist. Still could be HarsherInHindsight considering [[IfICantHaveYou what]] [[OffWithHisHead happened]] [[DecapitationPresentation to]] ''him'', but...
8th Nov '16 11:22:23 AM Angeldeb82
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-->'''Jesus:''' There will be poor always, ''pathetically'' struggling; look at the good things you've got!
--> ...You'll be lost, and you'll be ''so'' sorry, when I'm gone!

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-->'''Jesus:''' --->'''Jesus:''' There will be poor always, ''pathetically'' struggling; look at the good things you've got!
--> ...---> ...You'll be lost, and you'll be ''so'' sorry, when I'm gone!



* BrokenBase: Either you love the original movie, or you love the 2000 movie. There is no middle ground. Both sides say the other is a vile mockery. [-[[TakeAThirdOption Or you think both are good in their own regards]].-]

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* BrokenBase: Either you love the original movie, or you love the 2000 movie. There is no middle ground. Both sides say the other is a vile mockery. [-[[TakeAThirdOption Or you think both are good in their own regards]].-]regards.]]-]



* HarsherInHindsight: The dig against Music/JohnLennon ("Jesus is bigger than John was when he did his baptism thing") isn't as funny since he died nine years later.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The dig against Music/JohnLennon ("Jesus ("How do we deal with a man [Jesus] who is bigger than greater / Than John was when he John did his baptism thing") thing?") isn't as funny since he died nine years later.



** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Caiaphas in the otherwise fairly straightforward 2000 version, however. He has a relatively benevolent-looking face, as opposed to Annas, who looks almost exactly like [[HarryPotter Voldemort]]. Played straight by Pilate in the same version - he has a chinstrap BeardOfEvil and his costume is a combination of a Gestapo officer and a Roman legionary.

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** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] {{Averted|Trope}} with Caiaphas in the otherwise fairly straightforward 2000 version, however. He has a relatively benevolent-looking face, as opposed to Annas, who looks almost exactly like [[HarryPotter [[Franchise/HarryPotter Voldemort]]. Played straight by Pilate in the same version - he has a chinstrap BeardOfEvil and his costume is a combination of a Gestapo officer and a Roman legionary.
3rd Sep '16 5:19:15 PM damus2300
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* HarsherInHindsight: The dig against Music/JohnLennon ("Jesus is bigger than John was when he did his baptism thing") isn't as funny since he died nine years later.
15th Aug '16 12:22:15 AM fusilcontrafusil
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*** The Gospel of John, from where this scene is taken, says that Judas didn't actually care about the poor but [[{{Hypocrite}} only wanted to help himself to the money]], as he was their treasurer. In the musical there's no indication he is anything but sincere.

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*** The Gospel of John, from where this scene is taken, says that Judas didn't actually care about the poor but [[{{Hypocrite}} only wanted to help himself to steal the money]], as he was their treasurer. In the musical there's no indication he is anything but sincere.
20th Jun '16 2:29:07 PM Thespian101
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** Mary Magdalene. Depending on the production, Jesus and/or Judas could be as well.

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** Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Depending on the production, Jesus and/or Judas could be as well.
15th Mar '16 3:20:35 PM fusilcontrafusil
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*** The Gospel of John, from where this scene is taken, says that Judas didn't actually care about the poor but [[{{Hypocrite}} only wanted to help himself to the money]], as he was their treasurer. In the musical there is no indication he is anything but sincere.

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*** The 1973 version has him be more sad and solemn about it.
*** The Gospel of John, from where this scene is taken, says that Judas didn't actually care about the poor but [[{{Hypocrite}} only wanted to help himself to the money]], as he was their treasurer. In the musical there is there's no indication he is anything but sincere.
15th Mar '16 3:17:44 PM fusilcontrafusil
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*** The Gospel of John, from where this scene is taken, says that Judas didn't actually care about the poor but [[{{Hypocrite}} only wanted to help himself to the money]], as he was their treasurer. In the musical there is no indication he is anything but sincere.
8th Jan '16 9:53:47 PM Octavian
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* HamAndCheese: Pilate tends to be played with either this or TranquilFury. Fred Johanson (2000) is an example of the former; Alex Hanson (2012), of the latter. Barry Dennen (1973) does both at different times, but errs toward ham, albeit with not as much over-the-top attack-dog viciousness as Johanson.
** Worth noting is that Pilate's apparent one constant character trait is being out of his depth, and a lot of his characterisation comes from this. Barry Dennen's Pilate is relatively calm when we meet him in Act I, but becomes angrier and more vicious throughout the show as a result of the stress and strain of trying to understand and to dispense justice while knowing the crowd will lynch him if he doesn't give them what they want.
** Meanwhile, Fred Johanson's Pilate is near tears from fear in "Pilate's Dream", but resolutely macho and hypermasculine when next we see him - the tears are his real self, while the borderline psychotic rage which characterises the rest of his performance is a facade of machismo put on to please the crowd and give the impression of strong, merciless leadership. Reinforcing this impression is the fact that in the lull just before the final "Remember Caesar" section of "Trial Before Pilate", when Jesus is the only person who can see his face, the facade falls and the rattled, extremely scared look from before is back.
** Among the major portrayals, Hanson's Pilate is different in that he is negotiating from a position of strength; Dennen's Pilate risks being physically torn apart by the mob, while Johanson's Pilate risks an unsustainable loss of face. Hanson's Pilate seems to be better-protected, and as a result he remains relatively calm even up to the start of "Trial Before Pilate", when he begins to sense that things are not as they should be and that the problem will not blow over on its own. His eventual rage is not born of fear; it comes from bemusement, turning to frustration and helplessness.
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