Skip to comments.Brad Pitt Playing Pontius Pilate?
Posted on 01/08/2013 2:43:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
As revealed last autumn, Warners are planning to add to the recent spate of proposed Biblical epics with its own yarn based around Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Deadline now reveals that Brad Pitt is circling the lead role. Reports that it's because he wants to wash his hands of World War Z remain unverified.
The familiar version of Pilate is more or less the one played - rather well - by Hristo Shopov in Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ, and by David Bowie in Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ - although perhaps you prefer Telly Savalas in The Greatest Story Ever Told or Michael Palin's portrayal in Life Of Brian. He's the politician who orders Jesus' crucifixion, securing himself a role as one of history's greatest villains.
There is plenty more to his story than that, however, and the idea of showing the character's younger years as a ferocious military badass under the rule of Emperor Tiberius might perhaps explain the attraction to the historically, epically-inclined Brad Pitt of Wolfgang Petersen's Troy...
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Maybe Hollywood will just make it up. Wouldn't be the first time.
Because he needs the money? ;’) Because he can’t bear to stay home 24/7 with A.J.? Because Robert Downey, Jr. had already turned down the role? Because he couldn’t run for Senate in Massachusetts?
Interestingly, the Latin they were speaking in the film was liturgical Latin, which I’m pretty sure was developed hundreds of years after the first centyry.
...aside from the Italicisms in the liturgical form (softening of C and G, and supposedly the change of V from a W sound to what we know today), it is hardly appropriate to speak of it as a separately developed language, because it is not...were it so, it would be more like one of the early daughter languages developed from late Vulgur Latin...
essentially, it is Caesar’s Latin with some daughter language pronunciation...an improvment in my opinion...speaking of Caesar, those who insist on ‘correct’ classical pronunciation would have us say “wayni, weedy, weecky”...ugh...
I actually prefer the sound of the classical pronunciation, despite the fact that "Ceasar" and "Cicero" are pronounced "kaiser" and "kickero." Nonetheless, when the Gaylords recorded Veni, Vidi, Vici, I'm glad they used the liturgical pronunciation.
I actually prefer the sound of the classical pronunciation, despite the fact that “Ceasar” and “Cicero” are pronounced “kaiser” and “kickero.” Nonetheless, when the Gaylords recorded Veni, Vidi, Vici, I’m glad they used the liturgical pronunciation.
...ah yes, kickero, indeed...I guess I sympathize with James Hilton’s Mr. Chips, who as a Latin teacher was highly indignant with the modernists’ auricular interpretation of a language that hadn’t been heard in over 1500 years, and refused to teach it...good for him...I choose to believe that intervocalic G’s and C’s were already softening by the first century, not because there is any evidence of that but simply because I like it better that way...
...also, kudos to the poster providing the Ben Hur video...an incredible piece of film footage...combined with the moving nativity scene, and its accompanying score, altogether a beautifully done movie...
And Barry Dennen's portrayal showed that Pilate can sing, too.
Brad’s girlfriend, daughter of the guy who played in “Midnight Cowboy”, yes, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie is scheduled to play Mary.
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