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Mikel J. Koven

mythologically orientated Hollywood version of The Ten Commandments ( 1956 ). Such a shift reflects Scott’s own interest in more historically plausible filmmaking – Robin Hood ( 2010 ), Kingdom of Heaven ( 2005 ), Black Hawk Down ( 2001 ) and Gladiator ( 2000 ) – than in contributing to a mythological discourse. And yet, to completely demythologise Moses could run afoul of the Christian Right in the United States and thereby alienate a potentially major market for the film. In this respect, trying to balance both Scott’s desire for a demythologised Moses and not

in The Bible onscreen in the new millennium
Exploring gender, anti-racism, and homonormativity in Shamim Sarif ’s The World Unseen (2001) and I Can’t Think Straight (2008)
Alberto Fernández Carbajal

had something to do with Leyla and her affliction ’ (Sarif, 2008 , p. 165, emphasis added). She later offers, ‘What do two women do together? […] It’s not natural ’ ( 2008 , p. 167, emphasis added). Analysing the current collusion of Islamist and Western homophobic discourses, Olivier Roy suggests that ‘[e]‌ven when the mainstream Muslim approach in the West is very conservative (towards homosexuality or abortion, for example), it is usually expressed in line with the position of the Catholic Church or Christian Right’ ( 2004 , p. 32), which reveals not a ‘pure

in Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film
Demonising controversy in The Last Temptation of Christ and The Passion of the Christ
Karra Shimabukuro

attempted to stop the making of a gospel, or whether he was referring to some conspiracy theory about Hollywood being run by Jews is immaterial. Part of the enormous cultural significance of The Passion of the Christ was its ability to become yet another symbol at the heart of the Culture War. Embracing the film symbolized the embrace of the Christian Right’s conception of America, an America in which a deeply conservative theology could find confirmation and validation in significant elements of popular culture. (Poole 2009 : 198) Gibson was on the side of

in The Bible onscreen in the new millennium