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posted 22 September 2003 11:21 AM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As for the rest of Mel Gibson's threats, context is all: the guy is a movie star. Movie stars expect to get their own way. They are surrounded by sycophants, many of them on the payroll. Should a discouraging word somehow prick the bubble of fabulousness in which they travel, even big-screen he-men can turn into crybabies. Mr. Gibson's tirade sounded less like a fatwa from the Ayatollah Khomeini than a tantrum from Sinatra in his cups.

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posted 23 September 2003 11:54 PM      Profile for marcy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks for the link, Clockwork. I get the Sunday New York Times and so was able to read the interview with Mel's truly odious dad in the magazine. It's interesting how the radar detects what it should, isn't it? All I had to read was Mel's "secular Judaism" quote to have my "closet Anti-Semite' detector activated. Ah yes, let's hope the cryptic clues become less cryptic. By the way, when is this gem set to be released? Although I avoid Mel flicks, I'd love to get a look at this one. And I do mean look, since I won't be able to understand any of the dialogue. Do you think Mel regrets doing "The Year of Living Dangerously," a film that is, as I recall, sympathetic to the left in Indonesia (including the Communist Party) circa 1965?
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