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Missing old Easter time movies
Besides Ten Commandments, which I still like, they don't show the movies we used to see every year. I'd like to see The Robe with Richard Burton, or Spartacus, or anything they used to show at Holy week each year. These movies matter, esp since I couldn't sit through three hour vigil- caught some Mass on TV but missed most. I liked JC Superstar. I 'll watch any Easter movie except Gibson's-oops, I forgot its 3:15- missing skating...
I haven't paid much attention this year because I was out, but I distinctly remember that last year on Turner Classic Movies, they played several Easter-related movies, including, back to back, Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar. I had never seen either of them in their entirety before. Godspell was especially interesting. The man who played Jesus was an almost radiant actor--it wasn't just his aureole of fuzzy reddish hair--with a lovely quality of simplicity. It turned out to be Victor Garber! who's had a wonderul and varied career since then, including a role in Titanic.