Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 30, 1973 · Page 75
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 75

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, June 30, 1973
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ALL EDITIONS B«14 The Arizona Republic Phoenix, Sat., June 30,1073 is for the spiritual; not religious films Undoubtedly there will be many who will do nothing less than damn director (also co- writer and co-producer) Norman Jewison for his concept in filming "Jesus Christ Superstar." We already note that some Jewish groups have issued condemnations and we'll go into that another time. But what should be pointed out in reviewing the movie, made from the international stage and concert phenomenon, is that one must not lose sight of the fact that it is a very special entertainment. Tn the first place, it is hewed from what was termed ^a "rock opera." Which immediately places it in a position even unlike and apart from cinematic transmutations of such varied classical fare as "Die Fleder- maus." "Aida," "Der Rosen- kavalier" and "The Barber of Seville." Tn the second place, what Jewison mostly clouts the viewer with in metaphoric, allegoric and simple as well as complex terms, goes far beyond the concept of the last seven days in Jesus' life almost 2,000 years ago. It aims its arrows at the roots of' man's quest for peace and lust for war. And third, in bringing in metallic symbolism — tanks, machine guns and airplanes — essentially in highlighting Judas' internal conflicts for his betrayal of Christ, Jewison opts for the universal in mankind's never-ending battle to reach higher moral plateaus and overcome his junkie-type crutch for perpetrating evil because of unrealistic Fourth, and perhaps even more important than the preceding points, is its think- ing man's approach for reaching the empathy in the younger generation and delineating the Christian religion's embryonic start in the spiritual terms they find vastly more appealing. Therefore, "Jesus Christ Superstar," which could be termed a blasphemous, irreverent motion picture by those who fail to deviate one iota from traditional religionism, is seen by this reviewer as an almost excellent motion - picture product which has to be some sort of milestone in filmmaking. Of course there are some flaws. Ted Neeley comes across in an uneven characterization of Jesus, the musical score (despite Andre Previn conducting) appears to have less depth and power than the original album or the concert version seen here and the musical sound track itself occasionally is overcourageous, spelled "loud." But then, there's a simply brilliant portrayal of Judas by black actor Carl Anderson (and there will be frowns galore on this score, too). Yvonne Elliman's rendition (as Mary Magdalene) of "I Don't Know How To Love Him" is a showstopper; the effectively surrealistic swin> Long flight is made for reserve meetmgs SAN DIEGO (AP) - Capt. Kenneth B. Clark, an officer with a naval air reserve unit at North Island Naval .Air -Station here, makes a 12,000- mile round-trip flight once a month between London and San Diego to command 750 part time sailors here. He recently had been transferred to London with his firm but her did not let the transfer ruin,his record. Earlier in his Navy career, he had to commute between Los Angeles and the Grosse He, Mich. Naval Air Station for three years and never missed a meeting. RUDY BARRACAN Weekdays BUDDY MILTON-HAL SUNDAY Best Music In Town Sunday Mexican Food 7 P.M. 320 E. Camelback 279-9091 ELGaucho Restaurant Presents Los Pavos Trio FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT Fri. & Sat. Sanqutl Fadliliei Small i, Large Poilici Fine Mexican Food 300 N. HAYDENRP. TEMPE SERVING FINE AUTHENTIC CWNSSE ~~ CUISINi Also Pint American Food At Medtnt* Family Price* DINNERS-ORDER* TQ GQ Luncheon Specials OPEN: A.M.-10 P.M. FRI. 11A.M.-11:30 P.M. 54T. 2 P.M.-11:30 P.M. SUN. 12-10 P.M. HUN, 19th Av«.2T4-IT}| 2 lloclii N. ol Thomgi Rd. ming pool choreography of 'Herod's Song" and cherubic Jcjhua Mostel's (Zero's offspring) swishy caricature of Herod; the clever concept of a contemporary group of young actors busing into the Israeli desert (where it was filmed) to perform the work utilizing the d'esert and skimpy costumes and prop's; and so many minuscule but artistically inventive visual effects and values which need a second viewing for better appreciation. Frankly, "Jesus Christ Superstar" is not for the religious. But it is for any of them who have the capacity to be spiritual. Jewison's triumph here is in finding the right concept to WORLD FAMOUS transform what has to be one of the most provocative of historical subject matters to the motion picture screen; No matter the reaction, this fact stands out as boldly as the Nazarene's effect on the world over the past 2.000 years. - PHIL S T R A S S- BERG. 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