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The Passion of the Christ

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 168
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Controversies

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15 September 2011

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A study of controversies over The Passion of the Christ that shows how conservative Christians united in support of Mel Gibson and in opposition to liberal, secular and Jewish critics. King explores how the public battle in...

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A study of controversies over The Passion of the Christ that shows how conservative Christians united in support of Mel Gibson and in opposition to liberal, secular and Jewish critics. King explores how the public battle in the USA over the editing and rating of this film generated more controversy than any other in recent cinematic history.

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The fullest description to date of the mass media marketing of this film
Close study of its narrative structure and most controversial scenes
Places the film and its marketing campaign in the context of a century of arguments about Jesus films?
Richly illustrated with stills from the films and related imagery



Contents
Introduction
A Personal and Procedural Note
PART I: KEY DETAILS
Cast
Crew
Other Details
Ratings, by Nation
PART II: PRODUCTION AND MARKETING
The Turns of Events
The Needs of Groups
The Final Push
PART III: RATING CENSORSHIP
Deference in Hollywood
Support for violence
Defiance in New Zealand
Titillation
Horror
The Fate of a Prophet
Conclusion
PART IV: EVANGELICAL RECEPTION
Dangers of Media Violence
Uses of Nedia Violence
The Scholars and Violence
Redemption through Media Violence
Stolen Fire
PART V: THE PLOTTING
Narrative Structure
Character Focus
Undermotivation
PART VI: THE SENTENCING
Synopsis
The Finished Version
Caiphas's Curse
PART VII: CONCLUSION
PART VIII
Appendix A: Christian Watchdog Sites
Appendix B: References.

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NEAL KING is Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech, USA. He is the author of Heroes in Hard Times: Cop Action movies in the U.S. (1999), co-editor of Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies (2001), and has published several other studies of violent film genres and social inequality.

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NEAL KING is Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech, USA. He is the author of Heroes in Hard Times: Cop Action movies in the U.S. (1999), co-editor of Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies (2001), and has published several other studies of violent film genres and social inequality.

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