Passions aroused

  • 2004-02-19
Mel Gibson's latest film, "The Passion of Christ," is stirring up plenty of controversy ahead of its Feb. 25 release in the U.S.A.

The film suggests that the Jews were to blame for Christ's crucifixion, leading to accusations by some that the film is anti-Semitic. "In two hours not a single Jew says anything intelligent - even a sentence, even half a sentence," according to Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.
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Monty Python flicks came in first and seventh place in a survey conducted by the U.K. arm of Amazon and the International Movie Database to find out the best British film of all time. The top 10 were as follows:
1) Monty Python's Holy Grail, 2) A Clockwork Orange, 3) Trainspotting, 4) Lawrence of Arabia, 5) The Third Man, 6) Shakespeare in Love, 7) Monty Python's Life of Brian, 8) The Bridge on the River Kwai, 9) Sense and Sensibility, 10) Love Actually.