The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)

 Unlike Jesus himself, we are Rated R.

The Next 100 Project reaches episode #100 and we do it with an in-depth pre-Easter chat about a life-changing Jesus movie. Willem Dafoe is galvanizing as the Big Guy in Marty Scorsese’s passion project, but what stands out the most are the revolutionary ideas in the story and in the script. Even atheists should give this movie a chance. Strap in because we’ve got a lot of holy topics to tackle. Go to Sparkplug Coffee and save 10% on order numero uno when you use the promo code “Top100Project”.

For The Record: The Miracle Maker came out after Ralph Fiennes had been nominated for 2 Oscars. It’s also debatable to say that H.B. Warner’s career tanked after playing Jesus in The King Of Kings. He was in 136 movies, about half of which were after KoK. Also, Christian Bale played Moses in Exodus: Gods And Kings, not Gods Of Egypt.


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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1988 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1988 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Taxi Driver and Raging Bull and Kundun and Bringing Out The Dead and The Passion Of The Christ and Silence and The Final Testament Of The Holy Bible

YouTube links: The metaphor-laden Sermon On The Mount and Jesus spends some time in the desert and Jesus’ ever-changing message and “God is not an Israelite” and “It is accomplished”

Previously on the Next 100 Project: The Piano

In 2 weeks (April 9th) on the Next 100 Project: Bull Durham