Is The Passion anti-Semitic? Certainly it is, because the Gospels themselves are anti-Semitic--in the sense of fixing Jewish responsibility for the Crucifixion. Gibson perhaps gets some added relish out of his treatment of Caiaphas and his colleagues and the Jewish mob, but no unsanitized rendition of the story can omit their actions.
Thursday, March 18, 2004
Still More Passion
The New Republic's Stanley Kauffmann has finally gotten around to reviewing Gibson's The Passion of the Christ and he certainly calls a spade a spade: