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NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 13:39:15 -0600
Reply-To: "pedro martori"
From: "pedro martori"
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 14:39:15 -0500
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but not in the " Schindler List" film....isn=A8t that something ?
CRITICS SEE PORN AND S&M IN "THE PASSION"
The following quotes are from the critics of "The Passion of the =
-Rev. Andrew Greeley calls it "sadomasochistic and pornographic."
-Christopher Hitchens dubs it "an exercise in lurid sadomasochism."
-Ex-priest John Dominic Crossan labels it "pornographic."
-David Edelstein of Slate finds it an "exercise in sadomasochism.'
-Rabbi James Rudin brands it "a sadomasochistic film."
-David Denby of The New Yorker opines "It's extremely sadistic."
-Jonathan Foreman of the New York Post says it's "pornographic."
-A.O. Scott of the New York Times sees it as "high- minded =
-Andrew Sullivan was shocked to find it "pornographic."
-Rev. Michael Coffey, a Lutheran minister, says it's "pornographic."
-David Ansen of Newsweek screams "It's the sadism" that's troubling.
-Jamie Bernard of the Daily News notes it "would horrify the regulars at =
an S&M club."
-Ex-priest James Carroll sees the film as nothing but "pornographic."
-Leon Wieseltier of the New Republic dubs it "a repulsive masochistic =
fantasy, a sacred snuff film."
-Harvard professor Daniel Jonah Goldhagen was aghast at the =
"sadomasochistic, orgiastic display" and its "unremitting sadism."
-Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post calls it "the most =
unremitting sadism in the history of film."
-Bill Safire in the New York Times complains of its "sustained sadism."
-Al Neuharth of USA TODAY calls it a "wasted exercise in sadomasochism."
Catholic League president William Donohue responds as follows:
"Christians need to take note of this mental goose- stepping, but they =
should also note that none of these savants found 'Schindler's List' to =
be pornographic. What they find pornographic is the scourging and =
crucifixion of Jesus Christ. No doubt for some of them, the New =
Testament classifies as pornography as well. Indeed that is exactly what =
a Brooklyn rabbi told me to my face. At least now it's out in the =
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