THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 164 min. Release Year: 1988
Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Bowie, Harry Dean Stanton, Harvey Keitel, Willem Dafoe
he Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese, is a towering achievement. Though it initially engendered enormous controversy, the film can now be viewed as the remarkable, profoundly personal work of faith that it is. This fifteen-year labor of love, an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s landmark novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ, features outstanding performances by Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, and David Bowie; bold cinematography by the great Michael Ballhaus; and a transcendent score by Peter Gabriel.