Mel Gibson's the Passion

Mel Gibson seems to have exceeded all expectations with his new film The Pasion. I defy you to watch the trailer at hollywood Jesus without a tear in your eye. This bloody portrayal of Jesus death will shake us out of our complacent overfamiliarity with this story and make us sit up and listen.

Empire Online | The Film Website | News To begin with, Gibson attended Mass every morning whilst shooting The Passion just so that he was ‘squeaky clean’ while working on the film. And then there’s the matter of his muse. Most directors pick a pretty lady as their inspiration, but Gibson went one better, finding an altogether more spiritual guide. ‘I’m not a preacher, and I’m not a pastor,’ he says. ‘But I really feel my career was leading me to make this. The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic. I hope the film has the power to evangelise.

‘Everyone who worked on this movie was changed. There were agnostics and Muslims on set converting to Christianity.’

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