Hope this is not sacrilegious

I was looking at the picture I chose below for the interview with LadyKate63 and thinking that Guy looked almost Christ-like. I sort of shook that image off, thinking it had something to do with the discussion of redemption, but it wouldn’t go away, and then I remembered Robert Powell as Jesus in “Jesus of Nazareth” (1977), one of the blockbuster miniseries of my childhood. Same facial hair, piercing blue eyes surrounded by plenty of white, same expression with the mouth, same ecstatic near-death look in the eyes … I remember being totally electrified by Powell (I was 8).

~ by Servetus on April 12, 2010.

10 Responses to “Hope this is not sacrilegious”

  1. not stpeed on any toes here 😀
    a certain resemblanec is undeniable but I remember watching a fascinating programme at Christmas where scientists and artists gave us the “true face” of Jesus… didn’t even remotely look like this 😀
    and I can’t help but wonder if Lovelace’s face on his death bed would have looked similar 😀

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  2. I agree, no chance the historical Jesus looked like either Robert Powell or Richard Armitage.

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  3. No offense taken here. Teena made a great point. Robert Powell is not really Christ, so how can it be sacrilegious?

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  4. Well, I developed a pretty serious crush on the Christ of that film as a little girl. That was definitely sacrilegious … maybe that was why I titled the post that way.

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  5. I think that’s one of the reasons the second commandment exists. 😀

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