Mel Gibson knows all too well that the time leading up to Jesus' crucifixion isn't called ''the Passion'' for nothing. Behold the fiery headlines that greeted a few of Hollywood's previous adaptations of the New Testament.
1 THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988) (The New York Times, 8/14/88)
2 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1973) (The New York Times, 8/9/73)
3 THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (1965) (New York Herald Tribune, 12/9/62)