Ich bin nicht euer Superstar!

0:41 minute: Ich bin nicht der offizielle Kirchenjesus, der unter Polizisten, Bankiers, Richtern, Henkern, Offizieren, Kirchenbossen, Politikern und ähnlichen Vertretern der Macht geduldet wird. Ich bin nicht euer Superstar.

This quote is barked by Klaus Kinski in Jesus Christus Erlöser (1971), an actor known best for his work with director Werner Herzog and his movie Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (a.k.a. Nosferatu the Vampyre) – which was a remake of the amazing F.W. Murnau film Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens also starring Bruno Ganz (Hitler in Der Untergang).

It was stated during a performance in which Kinski retold the story of Jesus Christ in his own words, in a time that the Rice/Webber rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar was a big hit. In this play he slowly takes over the roll as Jesus and ‘becomes’ him. The greatest part of the audience does not appreciate this at all and starts arguing with Kinski during the play, which results in insulting each other.  There is a documentary about this happening by Peter Geyer that I would love to see.

The reason why I posted this is that I was listening to the album excerpt of “The Great Becoming” on Bloodline‘s Myspace and came across this quote once again (04:15 minute). I already knew it from my favorite elektro/industrial band: Feindflug. They used exerpts of this speech in their 2002 industrial dancehit Glaubenskrieg (01:25 into the song).

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