History Film / ThePassionOfTheChrist

15th May '17 1:53:06 PM RGZReGZ
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: SlightlySubverted. Gibson actually follow in line with Catholic/Orthodox/Protestant tradition, but...

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: SlightlySubverted.Slightly Subverted. Gibson actually follow in line with Catholic/Orthodox/Protestant tradition, but...



** Depend on denomination, Mary the mother of Jesus is considered as such. Of the four Gospels, only the Gospel of John mentions Mary the mother of Jesus being present, and only after Jesus has been crucified. However, in the Catholic tradition, Mary is present during Jesus' passion, which is reflect as the 4th Station of the Cross and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Thus, being a Traditional Catholic, Gibson reflect these in his film and have her witnesses the events throughout.

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** Depend on denomination, Mary the mother of Jesus is considered as such. Of the four Gospels, only the Gospel of John mentions Mary the mother of Jesus being present, and only after Jesus has been crucified. However, in the Catholic tradition, Mary is present during Jesus' passion, which is reflect as the 4th Station of the Cross and the all 5 Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Thus, being a Traditional Catholic, Gibson reflect these in his film and have her witnesses the events throughout.
12th May '17 10:19:31 PM RGZReGZ
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* FromBadToWorse: Although the whole plot is a ForegoneConclusion for the viewer, the characters in universe don't know how far it will go or what will happen next. Mary in particular wonders aloud in one scene how much Jesus will endure.

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* FromBadToWorse: Although the whole plot is a ForegoneConclusion for the viewer, the characters in universe (except Christ, of course) don't know how far it will go or what will happen next. Mary in particular wonders aloud in one scene how much Jesus will endure.
12th May '17 10:16:38 PM RGZReGZ
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* AdaptationExpansion: Via the additional details not in the Gospels themselves, which were taken from Christian tradition and literature (Emmerich). For instance, Jesus falling exactly three times while bearing his cross and meeting his mother Mary on the way is straight from the Catholic "Way of the Cross" (''Via Crucis'') also known as the "Stations of the Cross". Much of the [[{{Gorn}} added violence]] is taken from Emmerich. And there are Gibson's own additions.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Via the Considered as such if one prescibe to bible-only theology, as many additional details not in the Gospels themselves, which themselves were taken from Christian tradition Catholic tradition/dogma and literature (Emmerich). For instance, Jesus falling exactly three times while bearing his cross and meeting his mother Mary on the way is straight from the Catholic "Way of the Cross" (''Via Crucis'') also known as the "Stations of the Cross". Much of the [[{{Gorn}} added violence]] is taken from Emmerich. And there are Gibson's own additions.



** The only point where artistic license is taken is during the scourging of Christ. The Bible states Jesus had received "forty minus one" (39) strokes when Pilate ordered him to be flogged, five separate times, in line with Deuteronomy chapter 25 which states that criminals may not receive more than 40 strokes, so the Jewish authorities tended to stop at 39 in order not to break the law accidentally -- again, showing Gibson is accurate in terms of bible. In terms of history, however, this brought about a question: Jesus was flogged by Romans not Jews, so this might be irrelevant. Needless to say, the film goes ''way'' beyond 39 strokes (with a soldier counting in Latin all the while), and both rods and scourges are used on Jesus. The beating is only halted due to an officer pointing out that they weren't ordered to flog the prisoner to death.

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** The only point where artistic license is taken regarding history AND religion is during the scourging of Christ. The Bible states Jesus had received "forty minus one" (39) strokes when Pilate ordered him to be flogged, five separate times, in line with Deuteronomy chapter 25 which states that criminals may not receive more than 40 strokes, so the Jewish authorities tended to stop at 39 in order not to break the law accidentally -- again, showing Gibson is accurate in terms of bible. In terms of history, however, this brought about a question: Jesus was flogged by Romans not Jews, so this might be irrelevant. Needless to say, the film goes ''way'' beyond 39 strokes (with a soldier counting in Latin all the while), and both rods and scourges are used on Jesus. The beating is only halted due to an officer pointing out that they weren't ordered to flog the prisoner to death.



** Depend on denomination, Mary the mother of Jesus is considered as such. Of the four Gospels, only the Gospel of John mentions Mary the mother of Jesus being present, and only after Jesus has been crucified. However, in the Catholic tradition, Mary is present during Jesus' passion, which is reflect as the 4th Station of the Cross has Jesus meets his mother and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Thus, being a Traditional Catholic, Gibson reflect these in his film and have her witnesses the events throughout.

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** Depend on denomination, Mary the mother of Jesus is considered as such. Of the four Gospels, only the Gospel of John mentions Mary the mother of Jesus being present, and only after Jesus has been crucified. However, in the Catholic tradition, Mary is present during Jesus' passion, which is reflect as the 4th Station of the Cross has Jesus meets his mother and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Thus, being a Traditional Catholic, Gibson reflect these in his film and have her witnesses the events throughout.
12th May '17 10:13:34 PM RGZReGZ
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** Depend on denomination, Mary the mother of Jesus is considered as such. Of the four Gospels, only the Gospel of John mentions Mary the mother of Jesus being present, and only after Jesus has been crucified. However, in the Catholic tradition, Mary is present during Jesus' passion, and thus the 4th Station of the Cross has Jesus meets his mother; the Sorrowful Mysteries even place Mary as being presented at the scourging at the pillar (2nd Sorroful Mystery). Thus, being a traditional ctaholic, Gibson reflect these in his flim and have her witnesses the events throughout.

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** Depend on denomination, Mary the mother of Jesus is considered as such. Of the four Gospels, only the Gospel of John mentions Mary the mother of Jesus being present, and only after Jesus has been crucified. However, in the Catholic tradition, Mary is present during Jesus' passion, and thus which is reflect as the 4th Station of the Cross has Jesus meets his mother; mother and the Sorrowful Mysteries even place Mary as being presented at of the scourging at the pillar (2nd Sorroful Mystery). Rosary. Thus, being a traditional ctaholic, Traditional Catholic, Gibson reflect these in his flim film and have her witnesses the events throughout.
12th May '17 10:11:52 PM RGZReGZ
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Subverted. Gibson actually follow in line with Catholic/Orthodox/Protestant tradition, but...

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Subverted.SlightlySubverted. Gibson actually follow in line with Catholic/Orthodox/Protestant tradition, but...



** Of the four Gospels, only the Gospel of John mentions Mary the mother of Jesus being present, and only after Jesus has been crucified, but she debuts early on in the film and witnesses the events throughout.

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** Depend on denomination, Mary the mother of Jesus is considered as such. Of the four Gospels, only the Gospel of John mentions Mary the mother of Jesus being present, and only after Jesus has been crucified, but she debuts early on crucified. However, in the film Catholic tradition, Mary is present during Jesus' passion, and thus the 4th Station of the Cross has Jesus meets his mother; the Sorrowful Mysteries even place Mary as being presented at the scourging at the pillar (2nd Sorroful Mystery). Thus, being a traditional ctaholic, Gibson reflect these in his flim and have her witnesses the events throughout.
1st May '17 12:32:25 PM Mdumas43073
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A 2004 film produced and directed by Creator/MelGibson about the [[PassionPlay Passion of the Christ]] -- the last hours of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]]'s life. All the dialogue is in the ancient languages Aramaic and Latin. The initial cut didn't even have subtitles, though they were added to the theatrical cut on the insistence of test audiences.

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A 2004 film produced and directed by Creator/MelGibson about Creator/MelGibson, dramatizing the [[PassionPlay Passion of the Christ]] -- the last hours of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]]'s life. All the dialogue is in the ancient languages Aramaic and Latin. The initial cut didn't even have subtitles, though they were added to the theatrical cut on the insistence of test audiences.
1st May '17 12:30:21 PM Mdumas43073
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A film directed and produced by Creator/MelGibson about the [[PassionPlay Passion of the Christ]] -- the last hours of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]]'s life. All the dialogue is in the ancient languages Aramaic and Latin. The initial cut didn't even have subtitles, though they were added to the theatrical cut on the insistence of test audiences.

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A 2004 film produced and directed and produced by Creator/MelGibson about the [[PassionPlay Passion of the Christ]] -- the last hours of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]]'s life. All the dialogue is in the ancient languages Aramaic and Latin. The initial cut didn't even have subtitles, though they were added to the theatrical cut on the insistence of test audiences.
20th Apr '17 3:03:56 AM kkeenn123
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* ThrowTheDogABone: After scene after scene of Jesus having every single action cause more pain for him, he's being crucified and a guard recommends flipping the cross over so they can bend the nails' points so they don't slip out. The cross is flipped and Jesus about to be crushed underneath it... but suddenly it stops a foot from the ground. Nobody seems to notice aside from Mary Magdalene and Jesus, so it's not clear if the cross was stopped physically or if God intervened to give his Son a ''little'' mercy.

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* ThrowTheDogABone: After scene after scene of Jesus having every single action cause more pain for him, he's being crucified and a guard recommends flipping the cross over so they can bend the nails' points so they don't slip out. The cross is flipped and Jesus about to be crushed underneath it... but suddenly it stops a foot from the ground. Nobody seems to notice aside from Mary Magdalene and Jesus, so it's not clear if the cross was stopped physically or if God intervened to give his His Son a ''little'' mercy.
14th Apr '17 5:40:32 PM Aeon1337
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* KidsAreCruel: Judas gets tormented by children who mock him for his appearance, and then begin saying he's cursed. Veers ''right'' into NightmareFuel territory after that, when despite Judas running from them, they ''still'' follow him to throw more insults and mocks. It's also implied the children also killed Judas's mule. Oh! And [[CreepyChild those kids may or may not be demons]].

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* KidsAreCruel: Judas gets tormented by children who mock him for his appearance, and then begin saying he's cursed. Veers ''right'' into NightmareFuel territory after that, when despite Judas running from them, they ''still'' follow him to throw more insults and mocks. rocks. It's also implied the children also killed Judas's mule. Oh! And [[CreepyChild those kids may or may not be demons]].
3rd Apr '17 7:08:00 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Related to this is the fact that the oldest manuscript of the New Testament is written in Athenian Greek and with one specific exception[[note]]''Eloi eloi lama sabachthani'' - [''My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?''] [[/note]], contains no transcriptions or transliterations of Jesus' sayings in Aramaic. Even if the film translated from Greek(assuming they didn't use English translations as source) back into Aramaic, that would still involve a lot of guesswork at best and would not in any way be authentic in a historical sense.

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** Related to this is the fact that the oldest manuscript of the New Testament is written in Athenian Greek and with one specific exception[[note]]''Eloi eloi lama sabachthani'' - [''My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?''] [[/note]], contains no transcriptions or transliterations of Jesus' sayings in Aramaic. Even if the film translated from Greek(assuming Greek (assuming they didn't use English translations as source) back into Aramaic, that would still involve a lot of guesswork at best and would not in any way be authentic in a historical sense.
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