The Church meets pop culture for this podcast series of Advent reflections. Fr Peter Malone MSC relates 28 movies to the Gospel.
Following an Advent Calendar theme, one MP3 review is uploaded for each day of Advent.
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
"We had the pleasure of meeting him [Robert Powell] when he was promoting the film... He reflected on the preparation he did to play Jesus. He said it was quite profound and, being brought up an Anglican, the moments when he was actually saying the words of the Eucharist at the Last Supper had an extraordinary profound affect on him as he remembered his childhood and the meaning of the Eucharistic celebration."
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Fr Peter's review
Jesus of Nazareth - Review 49.50 kB
Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) .
Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.