Gospel of John movie

The Gospel of John movie came out a few months before the heavily hyped Passion of the Christ, and sort of got lost in the shuffle. It had little in the way of distribution and was created by a company having financial difficulties. It’s too bad, because it’s a better film overall than the Passion. The clever artifice of the Gospel of John movie is to use only the words of Scripture as dialogue. Since the book is not what you’d call a classic narrative, scenes are transitioned visually. It is clever, effective, and often surpassing in its art and power, and by the end the theme of this Gospel is clear. This is cool stuff. Maybe not up to Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth, but it comes pretty close.

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