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Temptation Scenes

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Many films have protagonists being tempted by another character, but certain films seem to allude directly to Satan's temptation of Christ. What temptation scenes seem to draw explicitly or implicitly from Matthew 4?

In Jesus of Montreal, Richard Cardinal holds out a variety of rewards--wealth, fame, material possessions--to Daniel, who is playing Jesus in a Passion play, while both look out over Montreal. Daniel is promised all these things if he will allow Cardinal to represent him.

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In He Got Game, sports agent Dom Pagnotti tempts Jesus Shuttlesworth by promising him a big NBA contract if he signs a contract to have Pagnotti be his agent.

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In The Devil's Advocate, John Milton, who turns out to be Satan, tempts Kevin Lomax to join Milton's law firm while, once again, looking out over the city.

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Others?

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How about the Emperor tempting Luke to

kill Darth Vader

in Return of the Jedi?

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