The Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese, is a towering achievement. Though it initially engendered enormous controversy, the film can now be viewed as the remarkable, profoundly personal work of faith that it is. This fifteen-year labor of love, an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s landmark novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ, features outstanding performances by Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, and David Bowie bold cinematography by the great Michael Ballhaus and a transcendent score by Peter Gabriel.
Local Color -- Inspired by a True Story
A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. He befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back not only on art, but on life. The two form what appears to be a tenuous relationship at first, between a student and master. The student wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. But time has not been kind to the old
master and his life and work have lost their meaning. Over the course of the summer the student s enthusiasm and innocence rekindles the master s artistic passion.
Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The student learns to see the world through the eyes of an artist, while the master remembers how to see past the ugliness in life and once again embrace the beauty. This story is based on a real life experience.
One Master. One Student. One Summer to Dream.
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A renowned artist looks back on the summer of his defining year, 1974. He befriends an elderly, alcoholic, yet genius painter who has turned his back not only on art, but on life. Together, both student and master learn valuable lessons.
"The Best Film of 1988" declared Gene Siskel, Siskel & Ebert/Chicago Tribune, echoing the sentiments of numerous critics who included The Last Temptation of Christ as one of their "ten best films of the year." The powerful drama earned director Martin Scorsese an Academy Award® nomination for "Best Achievement in Directing," as well as Golden Globe® nominations for Barbara Hershey ("Best Actress") and Peter Gabriel ("Best Score"). Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis and starring Willem Dafoe, The Last Temptation of Christ is a visually breathtaking accomplishment.
The Last Temptation Of Christ. Master filmmaker Martin Scorsese delves deep into the mind and soul of Jesus Christ and the inner torment he experiences after discovering he is the son of God.
The carpenter Jesus of Nazareth, tormented by the temptations of demons, the guilt of making crosses for the Romans, pity for men and the world, and the constant call of God, sets out to find what God wills for him. But as his mission nears fulfillment, he must face the greatest temptation: the normal life of a good man.
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