8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘The Passion of the Christ’ Movie

Jim Caviezel

Upon the 10-year anniversary of its release, here are 8 things you might not know about Gibson’s moving, challenging masterpiece.

1. Some of the source material is controversial, too.
One of the main inspirations for co-screenwriters Mel Gibson and Benedict Fitzgerald was “The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ,” a tale in which poet Clemens Brentano chronicles the (supposed) visions of stigmatic German nun Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824).

While it’s been speculated that Brentano wrote most of the book himself, with a Vatican investigation concluding that “it is absolutely not certain that [Emmerich] ever wrote this,” the book inspired some of the most striking images in the film, including the suspension of Jesus over the bridge after he’s first taken into custody, the torment of Judas by demons, Mary’s wiping up the blood of Jesus from the ground after his scourging and the dislocation of Jesus’ right shoulder so that his hand could reach the hole for the nail on the cross.

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3 Comments

  1. Now, after 10 years, since THE PASSION OF THECHRIST movie….a New Release is joining Christians, of ALL Denominations: THE SON OF GOD, opens this week!
    Will see, what people think of this rendition ???
    Surely, the Pope, will get asked, about it!

    • Don’t expect too much! This movie is likely targeted to Protestants – not Catholics – and it was produced by a couple of twice-divorced Hollywood types who were married by Della Reese – a well known Hollywood actor/minister.

      The Pope will probably love it!

      Doug

  2. Doug
    I did a little Research, on who’s promoting the new Movie: Son of God….You are So Right! The Protestants, especially, on the Trinity Network! All the Well known Pastors, are being televised promoting it!
    Claims to appeal to the Youth!


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