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Jesus Of Nazareth - Official® Credits Trailer [HD]

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Release Date: March 27, 1977 Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 Anglo-Italian television mini-series dramatising the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus based on the accounts in the four New Testament Gospels. The mini-series was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and produced by Lew Grade through his ITC Entertainment company. Zeffirelli co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Burgess and Suso Cecchi d'Amico. The storyline of Jesus of Nazareth is a kind of cinematic Diatessaron, or "Gospel harmony", blending the narratives of all four New Testament accounts. It takes a fairly naturalistic approach, de-emphasising special effects when miracles are depicted and presenting Jesus more or less evenly divine and human. The familiar Christian episodes are presented chronologically: the betrothal, and later marriage, of Mary and Joseph, the Annunciation, the Visitation, the circumcision of John the Baptist, the Nativity of Jesus, the circumcision of Jesus, the Census of Quirinius, the Flight into Egypt and Slaughter of the Innocents, the Finding in the Temple, the Baptism of Jesus, the woman caught in adultery, Jesus helping Peter catch the fish, the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 11-32), a dialogue between Jesus and Barabbas (non-biblical), Matthew's dinner party, the Sermon on the Mount, debating with Joseph of Arimathea, the curing of the blind man at the pool, the Raising of Lazarus (John 11:43), the Feeding of the Five Thousand, the Entry into Jerusalem, Jesus and the money changers, the Last Supper, the betrayal of Jesus by Judas, Peter denying Christ and repenting of it, the judgment of Jesus by Pilate ("Ecce Homo"), the Johannine Passion Narrative (John 18-19 including the Agony in the Garden), the Carrying of the Cross, the Crucifixion of Christ (Laurence Olivier's Nicodemus recites the "Suffering Servant" passage [Isaiah' 53:3-5] as he looks helplessly on the crucified Messiah), the discovery of the empty tomb, and an appearance of the Risen Christ to his Disciples. The film's storyline concludes with the non-Biblical character Zerah and his colleagues gazing despairingly into the empty tomb. Zerah's laments: "Now it begins. It all begins". Cast: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Valentina Cortese, James Farentino, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Tony Lo Bianco, James Mason, Ian McShane, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quinn, Fernando Rey, Rod Steiger, Peter Ustinov, Michael York, Olivia Hussey, Claudia Cardinale, Ralph Richardson, Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Yorgo Voyagis Studio: Carlton Pictures Director: Franco Zeffirelli Screenwriter: Anthony Burgess, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Franco Zeffirelli Genre: Biography, Drama, History Official Website: Not Available