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Websurfing fun

I've been having some fun doing some websurfing tonight. Allow me to share my results. First, we have the Degree Confluence Project, whose goal "s to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location." That's pretty neat.

The second is Mel Gibson's The Passion, which I get more excited about every time I hear more information about it. There's even a trailer at the site I just linked, go check it out.


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Jul. 14th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)
Isn't that the movie filmed partly in Aramaic? That's some crazy stuff, man--and I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Jul. 14th, 2003 09:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah -- Aramaic, Latin, and Greek -- filmed entirely in the original languages. Originally, Mel wasn't going to include subtitles, but the reports now indicate that it will be subtitled. Regardless of how it's released in the theaters, I'm looking forward to the inevitable DVD release which should have the option to turn off the subtitles.

I just showed the trailer to Mrs. Mellow and expressed my continued excitement about the film, and she said that it definitely looked epic. I like epic films.
Jul. 15th, 2003 03:39 am (UTC)
I wonder if the film will include the Resurrection, or if like Andrew Lloyd Weber's Jesus Christ Superstar, it will end only with His death.

It will also be an interesting thing to see what sorts of pronunciations they choose to use for the ancient languages. Based on the one line in Latin by Pilate in the trailer, it sounds like they'll probably be using Ecclesiastical pronunciation (as opposed to Classical). I wonder how Greek and Aramaic will fare (the one line in Aramaic in the trailer doesn't reveal too much).
Jul. 15th, 2003 05:33 am (UTC)
Well, I don't have any links to cite, but I have read in the past that the question of the end being the death vs. the Resurrection is one of the carefully guarded secrets of the film. My guess is they don't go to the Ressurection.

As for the pronunciations, I had read some stuff about that, too, but I don't remember exactly what I read or where I read it except that Mel hired a slew of language experts to help him make it as authentic as reasonable.
Jul. 15th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC)
Mel Gibson and Bible Stories...
The only question I have is whether Jesus gets to kick ass with a machine gun, or if he just karate chops his way through sinners.

*ducking tomatoes from the goyim*

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