"Jesus Christ Superstar"- A Complete Statistical Assesment

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In the opening scene Judas sings the lyrics "My mind is clearer now At last All too well I can see Where we all Soon will be If you strip away The myth From the man You will see Where we all Soon will be" this shows a connection of Jesus' humanity. By doing this, the movie can achieve a deeper connection of reality with the audience because they are more capable of putting themselves in his position. He goes on with "Listen Jesus, do you care for your race?

Don't you see we must keep in our place? We are occupied Have you forgotten how put down we are? I am frightened by the crowd for we are getting much too loud and they'll crush us if we go too far If we go too far" which shows that Judas is beginning to doubt Jesus' ability to control his followers; it also alludes to the story line to come.

During the What's The Buzz scene, Jesus says, "Why should you want to know? Don't you mind about the future? Don't you try to think ahead? Save tomorrow for tomorrow; Think about today instead." this statement shows that Jesus is teaching them to live out there days to the fullest, because they might not be able to the next day. Afterwards we see the disciples in the cave with Jesus. At this, Mary Magdalene starts a ballad "Try not to get worried, try not to turn on to Prob-lems that upset you, oh. Don't you know everything is all right, yes, everything is fine, and we want you to sleep well tonight? Let the world turn without you tonight. If we try, we'll get by, so forget all about us tonight." This shows that the disciples want to comfort Jesus...