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    Monday, January 19, 2009

    Who is This (Film) Jesus?

    My friend Thomas Langkau emailed me last week about some footage he'd seen on this YouTube video. It's a montage of different film Jesuses set to music. The first few actors are obvious enough Brian Deacon, Robert Powell, Max von Sydow and Bruce Marchiano. But the final few scenes are taken from another Jesus film and one I'm not familiar with.

    The period would seem to be the late seventies, the eighties or possibly the early nineties, but this was the leanest of all periods for Jesus films. Of those that fit the time frame, it's obviously not Last Temptation, Jesus of Montreal or The Day Christ Died. I had three other ideas - The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd, In search of the Historic Jesus or the French film - Deux heures moins le quart avant Jesus-Christ, but from the small number of images and footage available on the web, it looked like this was still another film.

    My guess is that it is some church sponsored project - although it may be something made for one of the minor television programmes. So I'd be interested to know if anyone does know what this film is and if they know how I can get hold of a copy - if only to behold that perm in all its glory.


    • At 9:18 pm, January 19, 2009, Blogger CGARTIST said…

      Hello --this is from the music video SECRET AMBITION by micheal W. Smith ..it was filmed at the GREAT PASSION PLAY in Eureka springs Arkansaw USA ..the other actors in the clips are all from the above mentioned Passion play .The actor was from Tulsa OK.and ...Ill have to do some video searching to find his name .

    • At 11:57 pm, January 19, 2009, Blogger CGARTIST said…

      According to the box of the music video --Special thanks to Tom Newman as Jesus and the Church on the Move ,Tulsa OK filmed on the set of the Great passion play Eureka springs ARKANSAW .

    • At 9:35 am, January 20, 2009, Blogger Matt Page said…

      Brilliant. Thank you.


    • At 10:27 am, January 22, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      I knew that guy looked familiar. "Nobody knew his secret ambition" I remember watching that as a teenager on a "Christian Music Videos" show... at that time, there were only about 25 christian music videos in the whole industry, so this video got a lot of air time


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