“The Last Temptation of Christ” et l’« affaire » Scorsese

  • Author(s): André Muraire
  • When: 1992-05
  • Where: Revue française d'études américaines
  • Scorsese draws a personal portrait of Christ tempted to get off the cross and live the rest of His life as a normal bunion being The scandal created was not no much due to its pornographic content alt to the suggestion that Christ might have been tempted to renounce hie sacrifice. This paper presents the anti.Temptation campaign as an illustration of the violence that may be genera-ted by blind, noninstitutional, fundamentalist censorship at local (possibly national) level, and to show how such censorship is primarily a matter of local pressure usually counterbalanced by the power of Federal constitutional authority.

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