Ira Wells

Ira Wells

Ira Wells is an assistant professor of literature at Victoria College in the University of Toronto.

When Norman Jewison Turned His Camera on the Ultimate Superstar

When Norman Jewison Turned His Camera on the Ultimate Superstar

While some critics would later struggle to find a thematic through-line connecting Norman Jewison’s films, the Canadian director often identified his signature theme as betrayal. His 1973 musical drama Jesus Christ Superstar, adapted from the 1970 concept album of the same name, allowed Jewison to tackle the archetypal betrayal

Ira Wells
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