15
Sep
07

Caiaphas’ Twin… Jabba the Hutt?

On the Bible Films Blog, Matt Page has posted a fascinating comparison between the characters of Caiaphas the high priest (as he is depicted in Mel Gibson’s controversial film The Passion of the Christ) and… you guessed it… nefarious warlord Jabba the Hutt (of the Star Wars hexateuch fame)! Don’t laugh just let… Page makes some provocative observations, such as the ways in which both Gibson and George Lucas subtly manipulate light and shadow in order to emphasize the natures and purposes of certain characters. However, my absolute favorite was this visual comparison of the guards stationed in the villains’ respective palaces:

Check out the entire post… it’s well worth a look!

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