The Passion trailer - you ready?

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  1. Justified Saint

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    Here is a link to the trailer of Mel Gibson's The Passion for those who haven't seen it yet.

    http://www.aintitcool.com/ThePassion.mov

    You need quicktime and have patience, it takes forever to load even with high-speed internet. If you have dial-up you might as well not even try. [​IMG]

    I don't know, I think it is going to be great. Truly the greatest story ever told.
     
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    I updated my Quick Time and got it going. It is very graphic and moving. I look forward to the movie.

    God Bless
     
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    Thanks for the link to the article, it was an interesting read. I'm glad you got to see the trailer, I thought it was moving as well. I know many will object to the graphic detail but it's realistic. I agree though, it will have a big impact.
     
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    That brought tears to my eyes. That doesn't happen very often in films. This will be such a powerful way to show the awesome sacrifice our Savior has made for us.

    I cannot wait to see it. And again. And again. [​IMG]

    God bless,

    Grant
     
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    WOW

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    That snake stomp part is awesome.

    When is it going to be released?
     
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    Hey 3AM, I'm glad your interested in going to see the movie! Here are some notes on it:

    To further ensure the accuracy of the work, Gibson has enlisted the counsel of pastors and theologians, and has received rave reviews. Don Hodel, president of Focus on the Family, said, "I was very impressed. The movie is historically and theologically accurate." Ted Haggard, pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., and president of the National Evangelical Association glowed, "It conveys, more accurately than any other film, who Jesus was."

    During the filming, Gibson, a devout Catholic, attended Mass every morning because "we had to be squeaky clean just working on this." From Gibson's perspective, this movie is not about Mel Gibson. It's bigger than he is.

    "I'm not a preacher, and I'm not a pastor," he said. "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 evangelize."

    Even before the release of the movie, scheduled for March 2004, Gibson is getting his wish. "Everyone who worked on this movie was changed. There were agnostics and Muslims on set converting to Christianity… (and) people being healed of diseases."


    Nevertheless, certain groups and some in the mainstream press have been very critical of Gibson’s "Passion." The New York Post’s Andrea Peyser chided him, "There is still time, Mel, to tell the truth." Boston Globe columnist James Carroll denounced Gibson’s literal reading of the Biblical accounts. "Even a faithful repetition of the Gospel stories of the death of Jesus can do damage exactly because those sacred texts themselves carry the virus of Jew hatred," wrote Carroll. A group of Jewish and Christian academics has issued an 18-page report slamming all aspects of the film, including its undue emphasis on Christ’s passion rather than "a broader vision." The report disapproves of the movie’s treatment of Christ’s passion as historical fact.
     
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    Mel Gibson (a schismatic "traditionalist" Catholic) met with Dr. Scott Hahn today to show him a preview of The Passion and they talked for several hours not only about the movie, but also about ecclesiology; I can't wait to hear the details. =) The main actor in the film attended the Eucharistic Congress earlier this summer in Atlanta where Dr. Hahn spoke, they met, and he invited Hahn to meet Gibson in person when Hahn would be at the St. Joseph Communications Family Conference this week in Southern California (Anaheim).
     
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    Carson:

    Let us know the details. :D

    God Bless
     
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    a schismatic "traditionalist" Catholic?

    What does THAT mean?
     
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    Muchas Gracias J.S. - both my friend Emily and I have been looking for a version of the trailer on the Net that works on our machines.

    That's a sweet website. I'm bookmarking it.
     
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    Alright, good deal Carson.

    So what is a schismatic "traditionalist" Catholic? ;)
     
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    That would be a Catholic who is more Catholic than the pope - one who is in schism. Mel Gibson, specifically, is a sedevacantist. You may read more about them here:

    http://www.cmri.org/sedevac.htm

    Dr. Hahn spent several hours with Mel Gibson during a private viewing of The Passion, and spoke with him on theological issues, such as ecclesiology. It went well, so I hear, and Mel wants Dr. Hahn to talk with someone Mel trusts personally. The lead actor - who plays Jesus - in The Passion was being influenced by Mel's theology (this particular actor is still a Catholic in good standing), and Dr. Hahn had a good talk with him at the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress - this is what lead to the personal invitation for a private screening. This morning, when installing DSL on the Hahn's home network/router, I asked him, "So how's Mel?," and he replied, "*Laugh* Great! We just have to work on his Sedevacantism.."
     
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    Mel couldn't have a better guy working on him. I love them both.
     
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    Thanks for the info Carson,

    So why does Mel feel that way about John Paul II?

    Is it something specific?

    God Bless,
    Kelly
     
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    I found this piece of information valuable enough to share on the board. It seems that Anna Katharina Emmerick's mystical experiences serve as the inspiration for Mel Gibon's The Passion:

    VATICAN CITY, JULY 29, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The Church's recent recognition of a miracle has opened the doors to beatification for Anna Katharina Emmerick, a stigmatist and mystic whose written experience of Christ's life affects Christians today.

    The miracle, attributed to this Augustinian religious, occurred in Germany in 1880; it was officially recognized by the Holy See on July 7, 2003. Although disabled, she developed a fruitful apostolate by writing about her personal experiences of the life of Christ.

    On September 8, 1774, Anna Katharina Emmerick was born in a poor farm of the village of Flamske, in Coesfeld, the diocese of Munster, Westphalia, in Northeastern Germany, and was baptized the same day of her birth.

    Beginning at 4 years of age, she had frequent visions of the history of salvation. After many difficulties caused by the family's poverty and opposition to her choice of a religious life, she entered the convent at Agnetenberg, in Dulmen, at 28.

    After the civil authorities suppressed the convent, she moved to a private home. From 1813 onwards, sickness kept her immobile.

    "She bore the stigmata of the Lord's Passion and received extraordinary charisms that she used to console numerous visitors. From her bed, she carried out an important and fruitful apostolate," Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said when reading the decree of recognition of a miracle before John Paul II.

    Beginning that year, she was nourished strictly by Holy Communion, and endured exhaustive investigations by the diocese, Bonaparte's police, and the authorities.

    During her final years, she lived daily the preaching and Passion of Jesus. She died on Monday, February 9, 1824, consumed by illness and penances. Declared Venerable at the end of the 19th century, her process of beatification was taken up again in 1972. The heroism of her virtues was declared in 2001.

    Anna Katharina Emmerick, expelled from her cloister by the Napoleonic invasion, and confined to bed, tried to write in her low German dialect the daily visions of the supernatural which she herself felt were indescribable.

    When learning this, a noted German writer, Clemens Brentano, made her acquaintance, was converted, and remained at the foot of the stigmatist's bed copying her accounts from 1818 to 1824.

    Twice a day, the writer went to visit Anna Katharina Emmerick to copy the notes in her journal. He then returned to read what he had written, to be sure he had faithfully transcribed what the invalid dictated.

    When the religious died, the writer ordered the material in the journal. He prepared an index of the visions and the edition entitled "The Bitter Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ." The book became a world event.

    "I did not see in her physiognomy or her person the least trace of tension or exaltation," Brentano said after making the nun's acquaintance. "Everything she says is brief, simple, consistent, and at the same time full of profundity, love, and life."

    The script of the film "The Passion," to be released in the United States at the beginning of next year, is inspired in the visions of this religious, just as the film's director, Mel Gibson, has revealed.
     

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