By all means read this fascinating piece by Ivor Davis about the challenges faced by Steven Spielberg in the making of Munich (Universal, 12.23), which a source who worked on the film in Europe calls “Steven’s Passion of the Christ.” I’m going to dig into the ramifications in a column piece this after- noon when I return from my Rachel Weisz sit-down at the Peninsula, but I can at least say that Davis delves into a concern in the Jewish community that Munich might be a little too humanistic in its portrayal of the Palestinian terrorists who perpetrated the 1972 Munich Olympic Games massacre, since it is reported that Spielberg hired play- wright Tony Kushner to, in part, “soften” the portrayal of said characters. What Spielberg was facing in making this film, Davis explains, was a damned-if-he-does, damned-if-he-doesn’t conun- drum. If anyone has any reactions to Davis’s piece, send ’em along and maybe I’ll incorporate ’em into my thing this afternoon.