Passionate Defense

Mel Gibson is in trouble. The screenwriter from his hit movie gorefest “The Passion of the Christ” is claiming he was underpaid. I haven’t seen the Passion. I have no intention of doing so. I don’t see how Gibson’s interpretation of the events of the crucifixion of Jesus could be any more compelling than the text.

The scriptwriter is seeking $10 million for the work. Pretty good money if you can get it – particularly since the original was pretty much there in the form of one of the world’s best selling and most popular books. Any monkey could have produced a screenplay from that source material. Who does this guy think he is?

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

2 thoughts on “Passionate Defense”

  1. I haven’t seen it, but I’m interested to… I think we usually absorb things visually much different than we do by reading. Key word being ‘usually’.

    I can’t see how the scriptwriter thinks he has a leg to stand on though. I imagine he would have agreed to a wage when signing up with Mel… tough luck mate.

  2. I did get dragged along to see it, and didn’t dare open my mouth and say that I wasn’t thoroughly moved like everyone else.
    My thoughts were ‘the Romans were bastards, weren’t they’ at the end of the movie, followed by ‘now, why did they crucify Jesus, I dont’ think that was explained in the film’.
    It was pretty gruesome.

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