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The Passion trailer online

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Jul 16, 2003

For those interested in getting a sneak peek at Mel Gibson's new movie about the Passion of Jesus can find online here.

If the whole movie is as moving as these few scenes are, it will be a blockbuster. I'm looking forward to seeing it now more than ever.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 25, 2003 12:47 AM ET USA

    I have looked at the film again and I agree the figure is likely to be Satan. One correction to my earlier observations: when the figure appears in the crowd, it is clearly a man's face, not a woman's -- although the features seem to be "asexual" or "bisexual" -- perhaps a metaphor for Evil.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 24, 2003 8:28 PM ET USA

    <> A fascinating conjecture which makes sense within the limited context of the film "trailer" -- thank you. Certainly neither Our Lady nor Mary Magdalene really fit, and the character is shown both times in conjunction with the serpent. I have not read Anne Catherine Emmerich's work. CWN Reader

  • Posted by: - Jul. 20, 2003 4:45 PM ET USA

    I think the character filmed in the blue-black light is Satan. And very effective, too. The script is supposed to closely follow Mary Catherine Emmerich's book "The Dolorous Passion." If you have not read it, I would highly recommend it! This film is going to change hearts - for whoever is courageous enough to watch it.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 19, 2003 3:57 PM ET USA

    Like Jerome Kavaney, I would like to know how to contact Mr. Gibson to thank him for this film. I am confused by some scenes as I thought that the film was taken literally from Sacred Scripture. Who is the woman filmed with a blue back-light? Eve? St. Mary Magdelene? And what is happening in a sequence at the end of the trailer where a foot -- man's? woman's? comes down on a snake? Is this supposed to represent Mary, who is neither the preceding nor the following character? Thanks.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2003 8:39 PM ET USA

    How can one reach Mel Gibson to thank him for this film??? Jerome Kavaney

  • Posted by: - Jul. 16, 2003 9:37 PM ET USA

    There has been SO much talk about the anti-semitic message in this film. I daresay once the critics have actually viewed it they may change their minds.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 16, 2003 8:37 PM ET USA

    The trailer brought me to tears!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 16, 2003 8:13 PM ET USA

    i'm looking forward to the release of this film.

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