Friday, April 07, 2006

AN AMAZING ROCK OPERA


We are students in the 3º Polimodal, Eas Del Valle in Argentina.
We saw JCS in our English classes, and we want to share our experience. We are going to compare the Opera with the Gospels.
If you didn't see it,we can tell you that is the story of the last seven days in Jesus' life, but it's told from the point of view of Judas.
We worked hard and it would be great if somebody who saw JCS made any comments.
We're in a Catholic school and our priests are open minded, so we could discuss and make our conclusions.
We saw the great version of 2000,with Glenn Carter as Jesus of Nazareth and Tony Vincent as Judas Iscariot. Our teacher recorded it from DirectV, our local satellite provider
We're still listening the melodies of the Opera,because they're fixed in our minds.

Nacho Debuchy

14 Comments:

At 7:57 PM, Blogger EAS Del Valle 2006 said...

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At 4:47 PM, Blogger rddietrich said...

Hi everyone,
My name is Ramona Dietrich and I'm an American living in Lisbon, Portugal. I haven't seen the film but I am familiar with the soundtrack. I loved the music and hope you did too!

Keep up the good work with your blog. It's outstanding!

Beijinhos from Portugal,

Ramona

 
At 4:49 PM, Blogger rddietrich said...

Hi everyone,

My name is Ramona Dietrich and I'm an American living in Lisbon, Portugal. I have never seen the film but I am familiar with the soundtrack. I love the music and hope you did too.

Keep up the good work. Your blog is outstanding.

Beijinhos from Portugal,

Ramona

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Isabel Teixeira said...

Hi ,
Well, my name is Isabel.I´m from Brazil and I think you´re really lucky to study in a Catholic school with such open-minded priests that allow to watch " Jesus Christ Superstar" and compare it to the Gospels. This is really a unique opportunity to discuss about such strong and important figure.

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger Berta said...

What an excellent idea your teacher had, especially at this time of the year!!! If I recall well, your school is related to Don Bosco, isn´t it?
I am sure I will visit your blog again to read about the interesting comparisons you will make between the movie and the Gospels.
Warm regards from an EFL teacher from Caracas, Venezuela

 
At 4:12 AM, Blogger Dennis said...

Grrr! I just wrote you all a long message, switched screens to show my wife your blog, switched back - and my message had gone...... (Long scream....). Here we go again.... Lucio, F.I.B.,Alvaro, Frederico, Ignatio (hope I've left no-one out). My name is Dennis, I've "met" your teacher (on the internet). I was a lecturer in English at the University of Osnabrueck in Germany until I retired a few years ago - so - I'm an Englishman in Germany. I was VERY impressed by your messages. What I liked about them so much is that you noticed things about the film, or felt something strongly, and you expressed your thoughts and feelings in English in a way that brought across your thoughts and emotions. I'd love to discuss this film or other matters with you because it seems you have things to say. I've seen "Jesus Christ..." at least four times - twice, in England, live, on stage; I've seen the original film, and I've seen it once, live, in German. I admit for me all four experiences have been musical experiences. I love music of various kinds and "I don't know why I love him" is one of the most moving melodies I know.
Can someone give m more details of the version of the film you saw? I want to see if it is available in English on DVD.

Look forward to reading more from you all.

Greetings from an Englishman in Germany aka Dennis

 
At 11:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Del Valle class,
I am so impressed that you are using the modern interpretation in JCS to compare and contrast to the Gospels. All the while, you are using your English to convey your ideas and feelings.

This is one of my favourite movies, and has become an Easter tradition for me. I love the music and songs and know the entire opera by heart.

I have not seen the Opera, though I went to a smaller scale stage play performed a few years ago in my hometown in Canada. It starred Ted Neeley, who also played Jesus in the 1973 movie version. I took my record album, and got Ted Neeley to autograph it. Now I need to find the soundtrack on CD.

I am also interested in finding the DVD version of the movie, because I think the video copy will wear out from playing it every year!

Thank you to Susana for beginning this project, and to all those who have contributed to this blog so far. I'll check back again for more comments.

Abrazos,
Leanne

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Claudia Bellusci said...

Dear students,
I'm really impressed by the work you're doing in your English class. This comparison between religious faith and performing and musical art will stay in your memories for ever.
I became a fan of musicals when I went to New York aome years ago. It was my first (and only so far) visit and I wanted to see a Broadway musical. I saw Miss Saigon and I must say that was the strongest artistic experience I've ever had. It made such a strong impact in me that I immediately wanted to get the soundtrack (and I did). I play it from time to time and I feel the same emotion as I felt in the theatre.
A few years after that, I took the cassettes to school (CDs were not as common as they are today)and played some songs to the students and told them part of the story.
I haven't seen JCS but will try to watch the video version so that I can contribute to the discussion.
Keep up the good work!
Claudia (La Plata - Arg.)

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Erika Cruvinel said...

Dear students
My name is Erika Cruvinel and I am an English teacher in Brazil. I haven't seen JCS, but I guess I must run to the nearest video store and rent this movie because I was very curious when I read all your comments on hte movie. You are doing a great job and your English is fantastic!
Congratulations!
Erika

 
At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, i think your school is giving you a great opportunity by watching JCSS and comparing it wit the Gospels.
I have seen a the gospels and the version i saw didn´t like me a lot because it shows up a Judas who is determinated by God. A Judas who hasn´t had the chance to choose.
I don´t know what version of he film you have seen but i´m sure it´s great to see it with the guiding of yor priests.
Kisses,
Francine

 
At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI!My name is Liuba and I`m from Russia. Thank you,Susana, for this blog. It`s a really great idea! You kown,in Russia we haven`t governmental system of theological education,and here isn`t strict pale for all people,and all people can choose their minds about it. But we haven`t seen religious movies in school.
I think, in your idia here is 1 bad place:1973`version is more full, more interesting and more quality then 2000`s version.But it`s just IMHO)
With every good wish,
Liubov Lischenko.

 
At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Julia Kaiser said...

HI! I´m Julia (Kaiser). I think you know me so I guess I don´t need to introduce miself. I was with Susana on msn and she told me about this blog you´re doing...It´s great!! I´m reeding all your comments and seems you´ve been working hard!´cause it looks like you´ve been borned talking english!!
I also reed th comments of the people who visited the flog...people from all over the world took a little bit of their time to congratulate you!! and I think you deserve it so I did the same!!!...
OK. I´m leaving now. Keep working like this!
See u soon!
bests wishes!
me, july.

 
At 5:23 PM, Anonymous josefina mendoza said...

hi! how are you? above all i want to congratulate them for the work that you have made, i really find fantastic. on the other han i hope the finish well this year and those that come remember us, since here we will miss it. luck and kisses.
josefina.

 
At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I reconcile with said for noelia. the esena it is impressive, the actors leave all his potential in it both in the artistic thing and in the personal thing. I think that it is a very good musical work.

Bye
Emmanuel

 

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