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Message 1 of 30 (733387)
07-16-2014 8:25 PM


I watched this over the course of two nights. I enjoyed it.

I understand it was a greek novel first. I started the novel on a kindle sample, and I may read the whole novel, but the ending to the movie was the pinnacle of the whole concept for me.

The encounter with a still living uncrucified Jesus with an unphased road to Damascus Paul was terrific. The last seconds of the film was one of the better endings I have seen in a film.

David Bowie played Pontius Pilate.

I had some respect for Scorsese as a filmmaker, but I never connected to a film he made as I did with this one.

Interestingly, the film was on tv to capitalize on Gibson's Passion when I was a teenager, and I remember having vehement hate for its depiction of Christ.

It is a good thought-piece despite it's blasphemous portrayal of Christ.

Have you seen it?

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Message 2 of 30 (733430)
07-17-2014 7:25 AM
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I read the book, and saw the original B&W version, back in the 60's. Caused quite a stir over blasphemy.
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Message 3 of 30 (733469)
07-17-2014 1:06 PM
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I've seen it and I've mentioned it at least once here at EvC.

I like Paul's idea that it doesn't matter whether Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead or not; what matters is that people believe in the myth. (I don't think he actually called it a myth.) Truth may be stranger than fiction but fiction is often more powerful than truth.


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Message 4 of 30 (733503)
07-17-2014 5:26 PM
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07-17-2014 7:25 AM


i can't find any info on black and white version of film
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Message 5 of 30 (733510)
07-17-2014 7:22 PM
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07-17-2014 5:26 PM


He might be talking about King Of King from Cecil B. DeMille, which was a silent movie. It had a 1961 remake.
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Message 6 of 30 (733532)
07-17-2014 10:13 PM
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07-17-2014 7:22 PM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgyM_HBJYG0

i noticed they had it on youtube (king of kings cecil b demille)

also noticed they had the peter gabriel soundtrack on youtube

i watched the passion of christ tonight

i've never been able to get the same feeling from it i did when i saw it in theaters when i was 14-15

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Message 7 of 30 (733587)
07-18-2014 3:52 PM
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07-17-2014 10:13 PM


throw this thread in the bag but this ending is so cool

harvey keitel as judas

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Message 8 of 30 (733588)
07-18-2014 4:00 PM
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damn hard to embed certain vids

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Message 9 of 30 (733593)
07-18-2014 9:11 PM


i can't figure out if gibson is the greatest genius of motion pictures or the biggest meathead
  
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Message 10 of 30 (733678)
07-20-2014 6:54 AM


The Kingdom of Heaven
The Kingdom of Heaven is a good film that shows something about religion directed by Ridley Scott. It is only sort of accurate but gives a good representation of the kind of things that were going on during the crusades around the yr 1100.

I enjoyed this scene.


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07-20-2014 6:45 PM
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Re: The Kingdom of Heaven
gotta see this. i love ridley scott
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Message 12 of 30 (733852)
07-22-2014 10:42 AM


This is more of an action/fantasy movie, but its got a lot of religious elements to it:

Constantine (2005)

Hopefully you can get passed Keanu...

Here's the scene where he meets with the Angel Gabriel:

http://youtu.be/-828wM9lpLw

This next one isn't really a "religious" movie per se, but the interactions between the Chrisians and the Vikings is a central theme to the movie.

The Vikings (1958)

Here's a scene where the Christian pricess is getting hit on by the viking slave:

http://movieclips.com/...ikings-movie-a-joining-of-the-flesh


  
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Message 13 of 30 (858252)
07-18-2019 11:53 PM


severely interested in seeing Terrence Mallick's "A Hidden Life" which depicts the martyr life of a Catholic conscientious objector to the third reich.

the title appeals to me. despite being two of the most important people in Christian history, little is known of the hidden lives of Joseph and Mary.

J├Ągerst├Ątter was a true catholic in a time of cowards

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Message 14 of 30 (858457)
07-20-2019 3:55 PM
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07-18-2019 11:53 PM


I forget...did you and Charlie grow up Catholic?

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. ~RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

Subjectivism may very well undermine Christianity.
In the same way that "allowing people to choose what they want to be when they grow up" undermines communism.
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Message 15 of 30 (858500)
07-20-2019 11:26 PM
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07-20-2019 3:55 PM


yes, but we were also sent to fundamentalist bible camps every summer for 7-8 years

we were unhappy about being confirmed, but when i protested my father slapped the shit out of me.

ironically, my father doesn't practice catholicism now and i do. charlie's a biblical literalist and doesn't attend services.

i was taking him to mass, but he disrespected some of the priests verbally and doesn't believe in Mary.

you can't know Jesus without Mary and Joseph. it's impossible. Jesus loves Mary. that's his mother. He loves Joseph, that's his foster father.

confession is another bugaboo for charlie. confession adminstered correctly is godly. many parish priests butcher the sacrament.

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