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Jesus
(1999)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:
Patrick Williams
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Angel Records
(March 28th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you're nostalgic for the sweeping, epic style of music for portrayals of Jesus Christ in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Avoid it... if you expect either overwhelming, choral and organ treatment for the man or, conversely, intelligent use of historical instrumentation to give him an authentic musical representation.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,093
WRITTEN 3/28/00, REVISED 7/6/08
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Jesus: The Epic Mini-Series: (Patrick Williams) Every few years, capitalist pigs use the story of Jesus Christ, the supposed "lord and savior" of the long-abused Christian faith, to crank out yet another cinematic telling of his aggrieved life. With organized religion itself, as a concept, corrupted since its origins by fortune seekers and hustlers eager to take advantage of the fears of the simple-minded, it should come as no surprise that many films about the most famous religious figure in the history of the planet are marketed with the same unforgiving zeal. Produced by Five Mile River Films with a $26 million budget and airing over four hours on the CBS network on May 14th, 1999, Jesus: The Epic Mini-Series (or, as more usually titled, Jesus) was eventually acquired by Trimark and pushed in what the company referred to as "one of its largest ad campaigns ever for a home video release." Even before its inevitable and rich journey through Christian distribution channels, the series was a sweeps winner for CBS, featuring all the large-scale production elements that led, in this case, to an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Miniseries" (and one for make-up as well). The network broadcast of Jesus: The Epic Mini-Series was in high definition, only a minor miracle at the time, and stirred up a fuss about the film's commemoration of the (historically questionable) 2000th birthday of the gracious, whore-loving man himself. A private screening was even held at the Vatican with a (reportedly) partially lucid Pope John Paul II and the lead actors in attendance. In other words, the religious fervor surrounding this film thrust it into the news for a short while. That was until, of course, yet another remake of the story of Christ would get the superstitious sorts all hyped up to frenzied, explosively orgasmic levels a few years later, courtesy of Mel Gibson and the same dauntless Christian distribution channels.



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Average: 3.12 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 50:15
• 1. Main Title (2:58)
• 2. Joseph Dies (2:34)
• 3. Searching for Jesus (2:36)
• 4. Temple, The Early Days (2:38)
• 5. Healing the Sick (3:08)
• 6. Zealots (1:51)
• 7. Walking on Water (2:50)
• 8. Raising Lazurus (2:59)
• 9. Jesus Arrives (1:26)
• 10. The Last Supper (3:52)
• 11. Satan (5:17)
• 12. Gethsemane (1:25)
• 13. Taken to Pilate (1:59)
• 14. Pie Jesu - performed by Sarah Brightman (3:56)
• 15. The Passion (1:53)
• 16. The Crucifixion (4:17)
• 17. Jesus Has Risen (2:27)
• 18. I Am With You (1:59)

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The insert includes a note about the score and production, but no picture of the big guy himself.
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