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Posted: 27 Feb 04, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Autopsy Scheduled For Thursday

POSTED: 11:31 p.m. EST February 25, 2004
UPDATED: 1:39 p.m. EST February 26, 2004

A 57-year-old Kansas woman died after she collapsed during a morning viewing of "The Passion of The Christ" at a Wichita theater early Wednesday.

According to the Wichita Eagle online, Peggy Law Scott was with co-workers at the Warren theaters 9:30 a.m. screening of the film.

The publication said Scott collapsed during the last 20 minutes of the film and was transported to the hospital after two physicians tried to revive her. The paper said it was unclear whether the woman died at the theater or the hospital.

Wichita's KAKE-TV -- which was filing a report on local reactions to the film -- reported that Scott (pictured, left)collapsed during the film's bloody crucifixion scene.

Directed by actor Mel Gibson, "The Passion of The Christ" is a brutal depiction of the final 12 hours of the life of Jesus Christ. The film has come under criticism from some Jewish leaders who fear that it will fan the flames of anti-Semitism. Christian leaders have for the most part praised it.

Compounding the controversy is the graphic violence of the film, which includes gory scenes of the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus. Gibson has not denied that his film contains graphic violence, which has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America's ratings board.

"I wanted it to be shocking," Gibson told ABC's Diane Sawyer in a recent interview about the film. "And I also wanted it to be extreme. I wanted it to push the viewer over the edge, so that they see the enormity -- the enormity of that sacrifice -- to see that someone could endure that and still come back with love and forgiveness, even through extreme pain and suffering and ridicule."

Scott was an employee of the Clear Channel Network and was a general sales manager for two radio stations in Wichita, according to the Eagle. An autopsy will be conducted Thursday, according to the Sedgwick County cororner's office.

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Posted: 27 Feb 04, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's funny when I live in Wichita but have to get my news from a message board. LOL.

I'm sorry for the woman.. didn't know her, but it's cool that we made some big news.

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Posted: 27 Feb 04, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL, that's funny, that first part you said

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Posted: 27 Feb 04, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

here's some new info from Kake:

http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/656362.html

The woman had an enlarged heart so it was a coincidence.. but another man here has had a heart attack after watching it.. LOL.. he survived though.

I had no interest in seeing this before, but now the risk factor is making it tempting :-P

Our Warren theatres are quite modern and THX approved btw. Perhaps it might be a little safer to watch it in an old mono theater.

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Posted: 27 Feb 04, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate non-surround/5.1 theatres.

Saw a movie in stereo once - disliked the sound (no LFE effects) - but then this was an OLD Cineplex Odeon theatre, so...

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Posted: 27 Feb 04, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i saw the movie yesterday with my school it was pretty good


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Posted: 27 Feb 04, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure that people die at the cinema on quite a regular basis, but because of the hype surrounding the film, this time it makes the news.

I'm one of the lucky ones - I once went to see 'Scrooged' at the cinema and lived. Second thoughts, maybe I wasn't so lucky.


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Posted: 29 Feb 04, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I'm sure that people die at the cinema on quite a regular basis"

Well, gee, that's comforting :)




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Posted: 29 Feb 04, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll just buy the book of the movie, I hear Gideon have got the rights to print it.


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