Hi, I was sorting through some old VHS tapes yesterday and found an old favorite tape of Christ’s life, “King of Kings”. It’s from the 60’s (I was born in 1959) and very dated in some ways, but I loved it. Jeffery Hunter, was a handsome Jesus and although I don’t think Jesus had blue eyes, they helped make for an effective performance. When he meets John the Baptist in the water, no words are said, they look at each other and you could read the expressions and then their is a close up on their eyes. The sermon on the mount is wonderful too…my kids watched that part twice. Again, it’s dated, but it brings back good memories and helped me even as a child with meditation.
I admit I never saw Passion of the Christ…way too violient for me and I never had a fondness for Mel Gibson even before his arrest. Being hyper-sensitive, I didn’t need to see that brutality to feel it.
Any favorites you would like to share?