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March 28, 2004

Let's get some discussion going.

by Feòrag

Two questions sprung to mind recently:

  1. If The Passion of the Christ had been a horror film, with the same level of violence, would it have got a certificate from the British Board of Film Censorship Classification? and
  2. At the same time, an interesting compilation of early French erotic films has received an R18 certificate which limits sales to adults in licensed sex shops only. So why does the BBFC and, it seems, society in general, consider gratuitous, graphic violence to be more acceptable than adults having lots of fun with one another?

The floor is yours.

Posted in The Passion of the Christ at 17:40. Last modified on September 28 2006 at 23:42.
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1: Posted by: Dave Bell | March 29, 2004 10:27 PM

At one of the local cinemas, it was possible to go watch The Passion of the Christ and then catch The Return of the King.

I don't think Peter Jackson screwed the book as much as Mel Gibson did.

And I'm pretty sure that Professor Tolkien knew what he was about when he chose that title, and knew what the religious resonances are.

Besides, Rosie Cotton is a babe.

2: Posted by: Feòrag | March 30, 2004 2:01 AM

I admit I haven't seen either film yet, and I have no plans to see The Passion because I've heard enough about it to know I'll hate it. If I want to pay lots of cash to throw up, I'll spend it on far too much beer!

While in a local gay establishment the other day, I did overhear two bulky men with very short hair and chunky leather accessories, discussing going to see it. Strange -- they didn't seem religious...

3: Posted by: A Voice of Sanity | September 5, 2008 6:16 AM

Now available on Amazon (really): The Good Old Naughty Days (Polissons et Galipettes) (2002)

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