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Jesus Christ, cinema star

Mel Gibson's movie is the latest take on the Passion Story, but filmmakers have long found it a source of inspiration

By John J. Michalczyk
Globe Correspondent / February 22, 2004

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Three years after the birth of cinema in Paris, filmmakers were already focusing on the life and death of Christ as a rich and valid cinematic subject. In a primitive and condensed several minutes, the Lumiere brothers' 1898 "Life and Passion of Jesus Christ" went on to inspire a long line of directors to visually depict the last days of ... (Full Article: 1563 Words)

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