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1 posted on 07/25/2005 5:20:33 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Uh, seriesly?


2 posted on 07/25/2005 5:21:54 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Liz

Is Mel going to do a remake of "Braveheart" in Gaelic?


3 posted on 07/25/2005 5:22:11 PM PDT by Alouette (Jews don't expel Jews -- Americans don't appease terrorists.)
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To: Liz

tears your heart out, don't it?


5 posted on 07/25/2005 5:23:50 PM PDT by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslim half has already started. ps. I need more cowbell!)
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To: Liz

good for him .. they'll be breaking down his door for something they don't understand ...


6 posted on 07/25/2005 5:23:57 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Mr. Chambers! Don't get on that ship! The rest of the book, "To Serve Man", it's... it's a cookbook!)
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To: Liz

I have to ask...

why?


7 posted on 07/25/2005 5:25:30 PM PDT by sharktrager (My life is like a box of chocolates, but someone took all the good ones.)
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To: Liz

Mel obviously isn't going to end Hollywood's slump.

::golf clap::


8 posted on 07/25/2005 5:27:55 PM PDT by Reform4Bush
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To: Liz
Apocalypto or, Once Upon A Time In Aztlán
14 posted on 07/25/2005 5:48:14 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Liz

At least it's not the semaphore version :)


15 posted on 07/25/2005 5:49:23 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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church groups and hardcore Catholics who made "The Passion of the Christ"

FTR, I saw it the weekend it opened (and that was the most recent movie I've seen in a movie theater). I'm Jewish.

ML/NJ

17 posted on 07/25/2005 5:50:54 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Liz

Is this a conquistador movie?


18 posted on 07/25/2005 5:51:34 PM PDT by July20
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will star a neophyte cast

A cast of barely legal teen girls?

20 posted on 07/25/2005 5:57:34 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Liz

2012 baby


21 posted on 07/25/2005 5:59:38 PM PDT by dennisw ( G_d - ---> Against Amelek for all generations)
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To: Liz

Filming in dead languages worked for "The Passion" because there was a built-in audience already interested in the subject, and willing to tolerate anything that would give the presentation of Jesus more authenticity.

That special kind of audience won't be there for this film. If actually made in Mayan I suspect this film will turn out to be a major bomb.


22 posted on 07/25/2005 6:03:58 PM PDT by SpringheelJack
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To: Liz

What is rent-a-system and P&A? Does anyone know?


28 posted on 07/25/2005 6:14:35 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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"Apocalypto" hardly fits the traditional definition of a summer film. Set 500 years ago, pic will be filmed in an obscure Mayan dialect, ... It will star a neophyte cast indigenous to the region of Mexico ... And it likely will carry an R rating, unless Gibson tempers the onscreen depiction of violent scenes he wrote in his script.

This could be very interesting.

A cast "native to the region" in a "Mayan dialect" with "onscreen depiction of violent scenes." Could this be the answer both to the critics of the violence in Passion of the Christ and to the Azatlan fanatics pushing bizarre fantasies about who "owns" the northern parts of Mexico and the western parts of the United States? (FYI, Aztec and Mayan cultures never spread farther north than about 50 miles north of what is now Mexico City and did not spread coast to coast in Mexico, therefore the fantasy of Azatlan being some sort of Mexican "homeland" is offensive, particularly to nations that do have a heritage based claim to those lands, like the Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo,Western Apache,and Zuni - they killed Mayans and Aztecs for fun...)

Show the "peace loving nature loving native culture" of the Mayans and Aztecs for the bloodthirsty, brutal and grotesque thugs that they were, particularly if you can convey just how tiny their actual holdings were, and you might just reshape the landscape of multiculturism in the southwestern US.

Add to that the knee jerk reaction of most PC critics to defend or even celebrate violence committed by "indegenous peoples" as culturally protected, imune from moral judgement, and Gibson may just put his critics into an unbearable position.

And "Apocalypto" is a Greek term meaning "an unveiling" or "new beginning."

I think Mel may have been misunderestimated.

29 posted on 07/25/2005 6:15:11 PM PDT by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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Is Mel still thinking about making a film about the Maccabean revolt? Why can't he do that instead of this obscure-sounding subject?


30 posted on 07/25/2005 6:15:59 PM PDT by Cecily
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Already, there is talk that Disney will program "Apocalypto" against the Warner Bros. film "Lady in the Water," which just happens to be the first M. Night Shyamalan-directed film Disney hasn't financed since the filmmaker's breakthrough, "The Sixth Sense."

Smart move , Disney.

IMHO the only M. Night film even close to being watchable was Signs. And that one was so-so.
The rest...yawn.

32 posted on 07/25/2005 6:19:47 PM PDT by Vinnie
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Why doesn't Gibson do a 9/11 movie, for God's sake?


33 posted on 07/25/2005 6:21:02 PM PDT by Packer Pete
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"The dialogue you are about to read will not be spoken in English."

What a rip.

You might think that those who fell for it the last time... nahhh.

35 posted on 07/25/2005 6:24:13 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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Those who love him simply call him ~eccentric~


38 posted on 07/25/2005 6:27:52 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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