The Passion Of Christ Analysis

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n agendas? The answer to the previous question is an obvious one. Over the course of the last fifteen years a multitude of films have come out of Hollywood production studios which have raised interesting questions about the representations of other nations by the American film industry. Argo (2012) being one of the most controversial. The movie based on events which took place in 1979 looks at the take over of the United States embassy in Tehran by Iranian activists. The film that is starred in, directed and produced by Ben Affleck, came under attack by then Iranian president at the time Abolhassan Banisadr, who felt that the story of the event was told in a misleading way and completely omitted some important facts that surrounded the event. Furthermore Banisadr thought that the film was an attempt by the American media to distort and recreate the history of the event and that…show more content…
One film in particular is Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ (2004). The movie is based around the turmoil of Jesus’ last twelve hours before his crucifixion. Many scholars have questioned Gibson’s portrayal of people of Jewish religion in the motion picture. Some going as far as claiming that this adaption by Gibson “retains a real potential for undermining the repudiation of classical Christian anti-Semitism by the churches in the last forty years” (Pawlikowski, 2004). After a premature release of the script made its way into the hands of Pawlikowski, he insisted a panel of Catholic and Jewish scholars be set up in order to analyse the script. Rabbi Dr Euegene Korn of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Dr Euegene Fischer a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) put together a panel of nine people in order to analyse the script. The ADL then later released a statement in which questioning what the end product would come to

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