The Last Temptation of Christ Movie Review 1988

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Scorsese's controversial adaptation of the Nikos Kazantzakis novel, portraying Christ in his last year as an ordinary Israelite tormented by divine doubt, human desires and the voice of God. The controversy engulfing the film, as it was heavily protested and widely banned, tended to divert attention from what is an exceptional statement of religious and artistic vision. Excellent score by Peter Gabriel.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 164 minutes.
Originally from Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Religion, Director/Star Teams: Scorsese & Keitel, Rock Stars on Film, Great Death Scenes, Oldest Profession
Paul Schrader
Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, Andre Gregory, David Bowie, Verna Bloom, Juliette Caton, John Lurie, Roberts Blossom, Irvin Kershner, Barry Miller, Tomas Arana, Nehemiah Persoff, Paul Herman, Illeana Douglas
Michael Ballhaus
Martin Scorsese
Peter Gabriel
Mark Huffam, Cineplex Odeon Films

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