Jewish movie producer-turned-TV presenter Peter Guber has blasted THE
PASSION OF THE CHRIST as being "anti-Semitic" - to director Mel Gibson's
Gibson was left speechless on American movie talk show SUNDAY MORNING
SHOOTOUT (07MAR04), when Guber - the executive producer of Batman and BATMAN
RETURNS - told Gibson he felt uncomfortable after watching the film, because he
looking for an excuse to dislike Jews could use the movie as propaganda.
But 48-year-old Gibson insists he never set out to make a film that was
anti-Jewish and simply followed the text of The Gospels.
Guber explained, "I felt uncomfortable because we all bring our
experience, our faith, our history to anything we say.
"I don't think he's (Gibson) anti-Semitic but I think somebody looking at
that film, especially in other countries, could feel that. After I saw the film
I didn't sleep well at night."
Gibson listened intently to Guber's thoughts but made no reply.