Monday, February 14, 2005

Passion on 100 Greatest TearJerkers

The Passion of the Christ made an appearance on last night's Channel 4 chart, 100 Greatest Tear Jerkers, where it clocked in at 94. The clip they showed and discussed was the flashback where Mary runs to Jesus when he falls as a boy, and as she sees him fall the same way on the road to Calvary. I must admit that the tears welled up for me just watching the clip again!

I spotted a couple of other Jesus film links in there. I had not realised before that Philip Saville, director of the Visual Bible's Gospel of John, was the director of Alan Bleasdale's Boys from the Blackstuff in the early 1980s; it clocked in at 65.

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