TITLE

The Passion Re-Cut: If "It Is As It Was", Why the Redaction?

AUTHOR(S)
Weldon, Clodagh M.
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Religion & Film;Oct2006, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
[1] Mel Gibson claimed that The Passion of the Christ (2004) was faithful to the gospels and that the gospels were faithful to history, a claim subsequently challenged and debated by many. This article seeks to examine Gibson's claim in light of his decision to edit and re-release the movie as The Passion Re-Cut, arguing that, ironically, he is in fact doing precisely what the gospels writers did in the first century: adapting the story of Jesus and retelling it to a different audience. Further, by exploring the changes Gibson has made to the movie, and the new audience for whom he is writing, I hope to discover something of his purpose as "gospel" writer and redactor.
ACCESSION #
24349541

 

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