Funny with all this praising of this movie we forget the other stuff that comes with it.
For instance, how 'bout my cousin's son in elementary school being called a "Christ Killer" and a "Dirty Jew"?
It's not all halos and light.
Please balance your praise with the understanding that this is an "R" rated movie for the violence and folks ARE taking their children.
I am really and truly hurt today by what my cousin's child is going through with this interestingly-timed name-calling. It's a learned behavior.
Passion "plays" caused alot of pogroms in my grandparents' native Russia and other places... including the one my grandfather's family escaped after my grandfather was told by his schoolmate, "I spit on your God!".
I would not be here today if they had not escaped.
I will not see this movie and I will not support it.
But hey, that is just me, a hereditary Jewish pagan, with actively Jewish relatives. And for the record, my mother raised my sister and I Christian so we would not suffer such as she suffered.
And yet, the name-calling directed at my cousin's son yesterday, ....coincidentally I am sure, occurring just after this movie opened....is the very same name-calling my mother remembers as a child, when she and my grandmother were shoved into the gutter in my hometown, and spat upon after being called these names.
Seems the more things change, the more they stay the same, eh? and it ain't always pretty either.
Check this out too:http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...d/zeffirelli_1
Just some food for thought...Joyce in the mts.