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  • The War on Mel Gibson

    03/27/2004 9:34:37 PM PST · by Cedar · 12 replies · 197+ views
    LewRockwell ^ | Gary North
    The War on Mel Gibson by Gary North THE CULTURE WAR I argue in my book that the media's war on The Passion of the Christ has been systematic and increasingly frantic. It is part of the overall culture war that is being waged by the Left on America specifically and the West generally. The chief theoretician of this war was the Italian Communist, Antonio Gramsci, who died in 1937. I go into this background in my book. Gramsci understood eighty years ago: Christianity is the enemy of Communist revolution. He wrote in 1921: What remains to be done? Nothing...
  • Gibson's 'Passion' is a polarizing masterpiece

    03/19/2004 9:45:15 AM PST · by Cedar · 6 replies · 94+ views
    The Pilot-Independent ^ | March 19, 2004 | Doug Patton
    Gibson's 'Passion' is a polarizing masterpiece by Doug Patton The Pilot-Independent Last Updated: Friday, March 19th, 2004 08:18:35 AM "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." — Matthew 10:34 After watching director Franco Zefferelli's beautiful but bland 1977 made-for-television miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth," I remember thinking that if anyone ever depicted on screen the actual torture and brutality of the crucifixion, the film would have to receive an "R" rating. Nearly three decades later, Mel Gibson has made that film. "The Passion of the Christ" cannot simply...
  • Mel Gibson Reveals His "Passion"

    03/13/2004 9:31:47 PM PST · by Cedar · 8 replies · 181+ views
    WBEN News ^ | Bob Stilson
    Mel Gibson Reveals his ''Passion''. By Cinema Bob Stilson Few films have stirred as much controversy as Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”, the new film which tells the story of Jesus Christ’s last twelve hours on earth. Many Bible scholars were troubled by the fact that one of Hollywood’s biggest action stars was tackling a story such as this. Fears grew even larger when it was learned that the film was to show the torture and crucifixion in Jesus in a far more graphic manner than had ever been filmed before. Then, as the film neared completion, the...
  • Power and Faith in The Passion of the Christ

    03/12/2004 10:05:48 PM PST · by Cedar · 15 replies · 118+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 3/12/2004
    The Passion of the Christ Director: Mel Gibson Cast: Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci Cert: 15. Whatever the many controversies surrounding Mel Gibson's depiction of the last days of Jesus, he has made a film of overwhelming power and passion, the likes of which have never before been attempted on screen. It is a violent, bloody and gory film, yet it is a film clearly made with such care that it should be seen by everyone (indeed, in spite of the lurid stories of protest and complaint about its content and it's supposed anti-Semetic theme, it is already one...