Same director. Similar costumes. Hmmm.


Jeffrey Wells ponders the similarities between the outfits worn by James Dean in Rebel without a Cause (1955) and by Jesus in King of Kings (1961), both of which were directed by Nicholas Ray.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

  • http://vjmorton.wordpress.com Victor

    The Jeffrey Hunter KING OF KINGS was widely derided at the time as I WAS A TEENAGE JESUS.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05113670876288157267 Matt Page

    or “rebel with a cause”


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