Servant of the Story: Judas as Tragic Hero in Film

By Kaile Shilling


1. While terms like "classical," and even "usual" or "traditional" are often subject to debate, I am here referring to "classical" film structure as discussed by Kristin Thompson in her book Storytelling in the New Hollywood, a discussion which itself draws from Syd Fields' book Screenplay and Robert McKee's book Story which are both largely accepted in the film industry itself as the dominant outlines of "classic" or "standard" screenplay structure.

2. Kristin Thompson Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999), 28

3. Thompson, Storytelling, 14

4. Thompson, Storytelling, 50

5. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, "Heaven on their Minds."

6. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, "Damned for all Time/Blood Money."

7. Paffenroth, Images of the Lost Disciple, (Louisville/London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001), 99.

8. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, "Superstar."

9. Thompson, Storytelling, 46

10. Paul Schrader, Last Temptation

11. Paul Schrader, Last Temptation

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