The Book of Maccabees is one of my favorites. Gibson, for all his troubles, will be faithful to the book, I’m sure.
posted on 09/09/2011 6:38:14 AM PDT
I don’t know about the movie but Mel could be entertaining.
posted on 09/09/2011 6:42:13 AM PDT
Gibson looking for redemption?
posted on 09/09/2011 6:43:25 AM PDT
Joe Eszterhas? Looking forward to seeing Judah bursting through the gate and mowing down an entire Roman legion with a machine gun in each hand while screaming with a maniacal look on his face.
posted on 09/09/2011 6:49:00 AM PDT
by Opinionated Blowhard
("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
Yay! Mel is back with his epics.
I have really missed him as he is about the only Hollywood actor/director I will pay to see. He does extraordinary work.
Actually, he is the only Hollywood personality I have paid to see in a movie since about 1990.
This is exciting news! Can’t wait! I believe these books are in the Catholic Bible.
posted on 09/09/2011 7:21:09 AM PDT
by Saundra Duffy
(For victory & freedom!!!)
Braveheart with a Menorah.
I don’t look to Hollywood for biblical commentary.
posted on 09/09/2011 7:52:07 AM PDT
(proud member of the sunzab itches club)
Hannukah is referred to in the New Testament as the feast of the dedication (John 10.22): “it was then the dedication in Jerusalem, it was winter, and Jesus walked in the temple in the stoa of Solomon...”
Good for him. He’s made some wonderful movies.
posted on 09/09/2011 8:24:40 AM PDT
(Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
I genuinely like Gibson.
We all have our flaws -- but the flaws of many in the entertainment business are totally overlooked. Gibson? Oh, they were just waiting for a chance to use his flaws against him. They weren't going to cut him any slack.
Fortunately for him, he has enough talent to make a comeback. I plan to support him, and I hope he gets his personal demons under control.
posted on 09/09/2011 8:29:12 AM PDT
(The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
To: marshmallow; Salvation
Antonio Ciseri's Martyrdom of the Seven Maccabees (1863), depicting the woman with her dead sons.
Shortly before the revolt of Judas Maccabeus (2 Maccabees 8), Antiochus IV Epiphanes arrested a mother and her seven sons, and tried to force them to eat pork. When they refused, he tortured and killed the sons one by one. The narrator mentions that the mother "was the most remarkable of all, and deserves to be remembered with special honour. She watched her seven sons die in the space of a single day, yet she bore it bravely because she put her trust in the Lord." Each of the sons makes a speech as he dies, and the last one says that his brothers are "dead under God's covenant of everlasting life". The narrator ends by saying that the mother died, without saying whether she was executed, or died in some other way.
posted on 09/09/2011 8:32:17 AM PDT
(Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
Its a project that will have everybody in Hollywood and beyond talking.
posted on 09/09/2011 9:13:09 AM PDT
(Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
Having put some painful personal issues behind him, Gibson is determined to get back to making movies. He has long wanted to make this film about heroic Jews, and it was discussed even when he was under fire after his drunken anti-Semitic rant during a 2006 Malibu arrest.
You can't put the cat back in the bag, Gibson.
posted on 09/09/2011 9:32:45 AM PDT
Will he cast a gentile in the titular role again?
posted on 09/09/2011 9:35:20 AM PDT
(Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
Warner Bros will bow out and the film will be canned. Why because Mel committed the cardinal sin of Hollywood. He let his anti semitism become public knowledge. He did it in very unaccetable and repugnant terms. If he had attented a pro Palestine rally carrying an anti Zionist placard and waving a Hamas flag all would be well. If he had organized a protest againt Israel’s “occupation” of Gaza. That would be fine. If he had drummed up support for the Gaza flotilla. He would be a hero.
So drunken rants against Jews make you an outcast but supporting policy that would actually lead to the deaths of millions of Jews that makes you a Tinsel Town glory boy.
posted on 09/09/2011 11:41:56 AM PDT
("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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