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teacher shows "the passion" to sixth grade class

Postby TerraFrost » Thu Mar 11, 2004 4:35 am

showing "the passion of the christ" in school isn't exactly a bright idea on a number of levels, yet a teacher did it, as described here:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/03/08 ... index.html

first, and as the news articles touch upon, i don't know of any ways to get a full length movie thats still in the theaters, without resorting to something illegal.

second, the article says that the teacher showed it because he was trying to connect historical events. this makes one wonder... what historical events was he trying to make kids connect to that required him showing a movie about pretty much nothing other than a crucifixition? it sounds to me like he was going a little too much into depth on a subject which might have been appropriate for him not to even mention.

all in all, i think it was stupid, and i think the teacher should be fired. indeed - i further believe that people like this are whom the MPAA / RIAA should be going after - not small time pirates.
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Postby Megafrost » Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:42 pm

The thing about this that seems to be the stupidest to me is...why the hell did the teacher think it was okay to show an R-rated movie to a bunch of 11/12 year olds without their parents consent?
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Postby Gigafrost » Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:56 pm

Something I wonder but have been unable to locate on google...is the reported historical accuracy of The Passion of Christ purely based upon the bible or is there other evidence that something like this event happened at that time?
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Postby tsian » Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:33 am

Gibson has drawn his inspiration from the bible and so, in some elements (specifically, if i recall correctly, the depiction of paunchus (sp?... the Roman..) historians have found it at least somewhat lacking.
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Postby Rao » Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:51 am

Made a whole lotta money though, i think that was the main goal. A devout Christian wouldnt resist to come see a modern dipiction of the dead of their savior. From a film major, it was good in all aspects. Action and directing.
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Postby Neerowolf » Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:02 am

When I read the title, I thought it was a girl who flashed them. Heh. Then I saw what you meant.

I heard about it on the daily show. Its weird, really.
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Postby Real_Pochacco » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:01 am

Yeah I have to agree with you that this is wrong on so many levels.

It's a religious movie at school? Bad.

It's a violent, rated R movie at school? That never is allowed.

It's a bootleg copy of a movie? Come on guys.

Why do I feel that copying movies is worse than copying music?

Dunno. I'm still kind of forming my opinon on that one.
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