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Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth – 1977
Franco Zeffirelli

Anthony Burgess
Suso Cecchi d’Amico
Franco Zeffirelli

Tarak Ben Ammar co-executive producer
Lew Grade executive producer
Bernard J. Kingham executive producer
Vincenzo Labella producer
Dyson Lovell associate producer

Robert Powell – Jesus Christ
Anne Bancroft – Mary Magdalene
Ernest Borgnine – The Centurion
Claudia Cardinale – The Adulteress
Valentina Cortese – Herodias
James Farentino – Simon Peter
James Earl Jones – Balthazar
Stacy Keach – Barabbas
Tony Lo Bianco – Quintilius
James Mason – Joseph of Arimathea
Ian McShane – Judas Iscariot
Laurence Olivier – Nicodemus
Donald Pleasence – Melchior
Christopher Plummer – Herod Antipas
Anthony Quinn – Caiaphas
Fernando Rey – Gaspar
Ralph Richardson – Simeon
Rod Steiger – Pontius Pilate
Peter Ustinov – Herod the Great
Michael York – John the Baptist
Olivia Hussey – Virgin Mary
Cyril Cusack – Yehuda the Rabbi
Ian Holm – Zerah
Yorgo Voyagis – Joseph
Ian Bannen – Amos
Marina Berti – Elizabeth
Regina Bianchi – Anna (as RĂ©gina Bianchi)
Maria Carta – Martha
Lee Montague – Habbukuk
Renato Rascel – Blind Man
Oliver Tobias – Joel

Review by ukchristianmom

Absolutely stunning

This factual, and very real, account of the life of Jesus Christ and those most closely associated with Him, has never been bettered. An all star cast, starring Robert Powell in the title role, with such luminaries as Anne Bancroft, Olivia Hussey, Sir Laurence Olivier, Stacy Keach, Rod Steiger, Ernest Borgnine and others, to name a few, give compelling performances in their individual roles for the entire movie. I have seen numerous films on the most important man in all of Creation, and I have yet to see one that even comes close to grabbing my attention and having me on the edge of my seat all the way through. I heartily recommend this movie and I dare you not to be moved by this fascinating tale.

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70’s Televison

What an amazing piece of kit our telly was. Can you imagine having to change channel by turning a knob to tune in BBC2 and forever getting up to realign the aerial and contrast, and the only way to stop the picture from rolling was to give the set a good thump? Do you remember that we only have three channels to watch? Thinking about it, the conversation was better at school next day as everyone seemed to be watching the same thing unlike nowadays where we have too much choice. Aye, the quality of programmes seem to have dwindled when you think back to what we had in our days.

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