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So...movies! :-)

Too tired from editing and stuff to natter about life at the moment, so I'll natter about movies instead. Specifically my favorite, Jesus movies.

Dude, I don't even know.

My friends and family know that I hate musicals, and that I love Biblical epics. There are a handful of movies with music that I love, but only a handful. I just added another! And it's a Jesus movie, so triple word score! Brace yourselves...it's Godspell!. Feel free to laugh, because I don't blame you.

Since I DVR'd it at Easter, I swear by all that is holy -- really and truly -- that I've watched it at least fifty times. Maybe more. I LOVE IT. I've mentioned before that King of Kings is known in my house as "the one with the good-looking Jesus." Well, Godspell is known as "the one with hot, practically-a-baby Jesus." Victor Garber, what a doll! 23 when the movie was made, so yes, practically a baby. A hot baby Jesus, and I need to stop before I find myself ensconced in a lower level of Hell than I'm already destined for.

Well...since I'm destined for hell anyway, I may as well add another pleasant recent discovery. Aaaaages ago, most likely during either the Christmas or Easter seasons, hubs!monkey was switching channels and something interesting caught my eye. Told him to go back. There on the screen was one of those stop-motion specials, a very high quality one where the puppets were very lifelike and realistic. We only watched a bit because I was online at the time (writing, reading...something), and he doesn't watch that kind of thing. I never got the name of the special and I've never seen it again. It's been almost ten years and every now and then I think about it -- I'm a completist, and it bugged me that there was an intriguing Christmas/Easter special out there that I'd never seen. Also, I'd nicknamed it "the one with hot puppet Jesus" because YOWZA, that puppet looked pretty good. Seriously! The kind with collar bones and a great neck... I'm not a freak, I swear it.

ANYWAY! One day a couple of months ago I was determined to find this special, to prove that I hadn't been hallucinating and that it really did exist. Well, I can't remember the search terms that finally yielded fruit, but HOT PUPPET JESUS REALLY DOES EXIST! I was delighted, even more so to discover that the movie was available for online viewing. Hooray! \0/

To make a long story short, if you're curious about Hot Puppet Jesus in particular or in Biblical epics/specials in general, the program is called The Miracle Maker. You can view it on hulu, here. :-D

Date: 2010-08-09 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joeysdramaqueen.livejournal.com
dude, my youthgroup at church did Godspell! It is an awesome musical.

Date: 2010-08-09 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxmonkey.livejournal.com
I LOVE IT. When the hubs comes in and sees me watching it AGAIN, he just laughs and walks away.

Hot practically-a-baby JEEEEEESUS! Seriously, Victor Garber is waaay too cute.

Jesus Christ: Superstar was on not too long ago, and man, it doesn't even compare. Just...ewwww. Give me Godspell any day. :-D

Date: 2010-08-09 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bugchicklv.livejournal.com
Victor's hot to this very day (it's the real reason I cry over the demise of Eli Stone: Victor singing. Yes.). I could only imagine the hotness he was back then. Must see it now.

Date: 2010-08-09 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxmonkey.livejournal.com
Hee! :-D This must be a production still; I don't remember this pose from the movie:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_k0TlNnfA17A/Splw1ixvnyI/AAAAAAAAAaM/KAKvXc885pI/s320/Garber.jpg

Such a doll!

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