RE: [John_Lit] Re: Mel Gibson's "Passion" and gore
- On 3 Mar 2004 at 13:41, Staley, Jeffrey wrote:
> The bad news, unfortunately, is very bad: the violence is not onlySorry to be coming at this a little late -- I am only now getting a
> excessive, IMO, it's pornographic.
chance to look over recent list postings. I have seen the charge
that The Passion of the Christ is pornographic frequently, from both
film critics and scholars like yourself. This may well be due to my
ignorance but I have not before seen this association of the word
"pornography" with (non-sexual) violence. I am curious about what
kind of definition of pornography is being assumed here, because it
is not one that I am familiar with.
Dr Mark Goodacre mailto:M.S.Goodacre@...
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