My mom recently made DVD copies of the movie Godspell for me and my sibs. The quality wasn’t that great, so we borrowed it on tape from the local library.
She had told me about how upon watching it again, she was taken with the placement of the World Trade Center in so many shots. The towers were just being completed when the movie was being made.
I’ll vidcap the significant ones in separate posts, but this is off that second-generation DVD, so the photo quality isn’t that good.
Other thoughts about the Godspell movie (I haven’t seen the play):
*]It’s campy and fun, and it’s not to be taken as orthodoxy, of course. The ending is confusing; the disciples start rejoicing, but they’re still carrying Jesus’ body. Resurrection, anyone?
*]“Beautiful City” seemed like a weird addition; it wasn’t in the musical. Best I can surmise is that it’s their version of the entrance into Jerusalem, but I could be wrong.
*]While all the actors and actresses were talented, the late Lynne Thigpen could really belt it out. She went on to become “Chief” on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Of course, Victor Garber (Jesus) had a significant role in Titanic.
*]There weren’t that many scenes in which they weren’t running! Hope they were all fit.
*]The folk group at my church when I was little often played “Day By Day” for communion.
*]Paul Shaffer (of David Letterman fame) played keyboards in several songs.
Vidcaps to follow.