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Sign of the Cross (1932)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 C334 2006 v.1
In 64 A.D., Emperor Nero torches Rome and blames it on the Christians. Meanwhile, a Roman Prefect falls for an innocent Christian maiden, arousing the ire of Empress Poppacea. She and Nero conspire to send all Christians to a chilling death.
Quo Vadis (1951)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 Q76 2008
Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets and falls in love with the devout Christian, Lygia. She doesn't want to have anything to do with the warrior. Though Lygia grew up Roman, and as the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome...
The Robe (1953)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 R66 2001
This is the inspiring story of the robe that Jesus wore on the cross and the Roman centurion, Marcellus Gallio, who wins the robe in a gambling match at the foot of the cross.
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 D45 2005
Sequel to The robe, set in Rome after the death of Christ. The mad emperor Caligula is obsessed with obtaining the robe of Christ which has been entrusted to Demetrius, a devout Christian who turns his back on God, enters the arena and becomes the most famous gladiator in Rome.
The Ruling Class (1972) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 R84 2001
A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ.
Ben Hur (1959)
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.D7 B2874 2001
Jewish nobleman Judah Ben-Hur opposes the Roman tyranny in the times of Christ, and through his opposition brings tragedy to himself and his family.
Godspell (1973) by
Call Number: Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.M86 G537 2000
Film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. "Set in contemporary New York City, John the Baptist gathers a diverse band of youthful disciples to follow and learn from the teachings of Jesus.
King of Kings (1961)
Call Number: Library AV Video (DVD) (PN1995.9.B55 K464 2003
The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 B16 2002
Pardoned instead of Christ, Barabbas is haunted for the rest of his life...Arrested again, he is sent to the sulphur mines and then to gladiator school...
The Miracle Maker - The Story of Jesus (2000) by
Call Number: Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A6 M57 2007
The story of a family seeking help for an ailing daughter. When they cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, the family's faith is put to the test as the father is torn between allegiance to the king and the desperate need for the miraculous powers of God.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library Reserve PN1995.9.B55 J323 2004
Based upon the rock opera "Jesus Christ superstar", book by Tim Rice.
Silent Films in the Hatfield Library
The passion and death of Christ (1905)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 L38 2003
Using 31 carefully costumed and staged tableaux, this early French film dramatizes Christ's crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension.
From the manger to the cross (1912)
Call Number: Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 L38 2003
A passion play, filmed on location in Egypt and Palestine.
La naissance, la vie et la mort du Christ (1906) by
Call Number: Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 C446 2008
Intolerance (1916) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 I6 2002
Four separate stories are interwoven: the fall of Babylon, the death of Christ, the massacre of the Huguenots and a contemporary drama, all crosscut and building with enormous energy to a thrilling chase and finale.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1927)
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.S5 B4 1988
The classic story of the young Jewish nobleman and his nemesis, a Roman centurion, set against the backdrop of the life of Jesus.
The King of Kings (1927) by
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 K454 2004
A reverent dramatization of the great events of the New Testament.
Foreign Language Films
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 P27 2006
Concerns the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth... Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing.
RoGoPaG (La ricotta) (1962) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.91.I8 R68 1995
A collection of four short films which take a satirical and darkly humourous look at society and the conditions and circumstances of specific individuals in it. La ricotta is a film about a man involved in a film about the crucifixion, and how religion betrays him just as it did Jesus.
Sopralluoghi in Palestina (1963-64) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1998.3.P367 S66 2005
Director Pier Paolo Pasolini visits the original sites of the Gospel looking for locations for his film "Il Vangelo secondo Matteo."
Jésus de Montréal (1989) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library Reserve PN1995.91.F7 J42 1991
A troupe of underemployed actors joins a charismatic young man to help a church update its annual Passion play, which attracts a city full of hope, praise, temptation and condemnation.
Yiimimangaliso: The Mysteries (2001)
Call Number: Hatfield Library Reserve (PR9366.7.C53 M98 2005
In June 2001, this South African company's first production, The mysteries opened at Wilton's Music Hall in London and within a day of the first reviews both productions had sold out.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library Reserve PN1995.91.I8 G6 1990
The film is different from other cinematic depictions of the life of Christ in that there is no screenplay per se. Pasolini limited himself to the account by Matthew; only words written by the Saint are employed; no additional dialogue was written and only scenes described by Matthew are shown.
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.C55 L38 2007
Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them...
South Park. The Passion of the Jew (2004) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1992.8.C55 S682 2004
After finally seeing "The Passion", Kyle has to admit that Cartman has been right all along about the Jews role in history. Inspired by Kyle's change of heart and a powerful love for Mel Gibson, Cartman incites many of the film's hardcore fans to band together and carry out its message.
Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian
Subjects:Art & Art History
, Cinema Studies
, Latin American Studies
Call Number: Hatfield Library Reserve (HV8569 .C78 2008
As the method chosen to end the life of Jesus Christ, crucifixion looms as a highly charged and symbolic method of execution. Yet, it was common at the time and had been used for at least 500 years. Examines the torturous capital punishment applied to not only Jesus, but to tens of thousands of other unfortunate victims.
Picture Perfect Jesus (2000)
Call Number: Library AV Video (DVD) (N8050 .P52 2000
Tells the story of the painting "Head of Christ" by Warner Sallman, discussing its creation and popularity and the artistic, theological, and social criticism leveled at it.
Mel Gibson's Passion: An Interview with Mel Gibson (2004)
Call Number: Hatfield Library Reserve PN1995.9.B55 P272 2004
"In this special edition of "Primetime", ABC News' Diane Sawyer interviews filmmaker Mel Gibson about his highly controversial movie, "The Passion of the Christ."
The Story of Jesus Florida's Passion Play
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 S862 2000
Presents excerpts from a three-hour version of the Passion play performed annually in Florida.
The Face: Jesus in Art
Call Number: Hatfield Library Reserve N8050 .F23 2001
Trace the different ways in which Jesus has been represented in art by people throughout history and around the world from the early 3rd century to the present.