Monday, April 17, 2006

The last supper

The last supper

In JCS the apostles are shown like idiots, and in the Bible they aren’t as well described as in the Opera.
I think they’re described like idiots because they’re asking Jesus all the time: Where they’re going, What’s happening. Here, in this version they are looking forward to their fame after their death while they were laying the table on. It seems to me that they didn’t realize what was going on.
In the Gospels Judas doesn’t answer to Jesus when he says somebody will soon betray him, but in the Opera, Judas angrily argues with Jesus about the betrayal.
I’m not really sure but I think the argument sounds credible. Jesus is peaceful but not a cold blood .

My sweetest greetings, F.I.B (Federico Ismael Bois)


At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Joe Hammed said...

Very good!! If I remember my bible correctly, Judas's role in the gospels was that of a thief who betrayed Jesus in exchange for money. Having said that; the opera's main goal was to focus on the relationship between Jesus, Judas, and Mary Magdelin. Also,in the opera, Judas did not betray Judas so much for the money, but to save the christianity movement that he felt was in jeopardy.The argument between Judas and Jesus DOES sound plausible. I mean what would you do if you thought you were being accused of such a tremendous crime as betraying the worlds savior? Good Job.

At 10:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federico, I am so glad your blog entry included a photo from the Opera version of JCS. I have not seen the Opera, but I have seen the movie many, many times.

In the movie, the Last Supper scene takes place in the Garden of Gethsemane, and resembles a picnic. At the moment Jesus sings, "The just a little harder, when brought about by friends", all the disciples strike a pose that is clearly an imitation of the famous Last Supper painting by Da Vinci. It looks like that happens in the Opera too.

The disciples are initially festive, enjoying a meal with their leader, and I agree they seem preoccupied with their eventual fame. Then Jesus reveals what will soon happen, and they are hurt and confused that he could doubt their loyalty. Though Jesus spends an sleepless night, agonizing over his commitment to God, the disciples sleep soundly until the soldiers come to take Jesus away. They are dazed and confused by this rude awakening, and Jesus consoles them.

I feel sorry for Judas, who thinks he is doing the right thing; Jesus's peaceful reaction only serves to confuse him. He becomes wracked with guilt, which causes him to take his own life.

There are some powerful emotions stirred up here. No wonder the Last Supper is such a memorable event.

Sweet greetings to you in return,
Leanne in Canada

At 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm agree with the film because always is better have another point of view.
I think that the actors are very good and tehy have really good voices.
In this scene clearly shows the humility of Jesus as he says in a moment, that he was crazy thinking that would be remembered.

Good bye, see you later
Juan Arteta

At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Judas was feeling forced to betray his for some supernatural force and he didn't undestand why.
the apostles were like idiots because in the opera they didn't know about jesus's death.
And I think that Jesus was repent to mision at the moment of his death but it belonged desicion to God.

María Mendoza


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