Monday, March 26, 2007

Mel Gibson, not nuts at all.

Just a tad highly strung.
From TMZ
"Gibson was speaking to a film class about his movies, and several members of the Mayan community came to hear the famous director.

After Gibson's presentation, the crowd was allowed to ask questions. Alicia Estrada, an Assistant Professor of Central American Studies at CSUN, challenged Gibson, asking him if he had read about the Mayan culture before shooting the controversial film. Gibson said he had. Estrada persisted, stating that representations in the movie that the Mayans engaged in sacrificial ceremonies and had bloodthirsty tendencies were both wrong and racist. Gibson then exploded in anger, responding, "Lady, F**k off." Gibson also became extremely angry when members of the Mayan community protested on how they were portrayed in the film. The emotional Mayan members were escorted out of the room, and we're told Gibson screamed a parting shot -- "Make your own movie!"

You know, Mel 'Suger Tits' Gibson amuses the hell out of me, but outbursts notwithstanding, he's probably right this time. It's a film, and films are not always known for being steeped in exact historical fact. I doubt the Spartans were really running around in little leather shorties, but damn it was good to see on screen. People need to stop apologising over shit all the time.
Make your own fucking movie indeed.

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Blogger The Swearing Lady said...

It's true, LeFou. You didn't see us Irish complaining when Tom Cruise butchered our heritage in Far And Away, did you?

9:28 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Or when Brad did his very own version of the 'troubles' complete with Donegal/Glasgow/Wicklow/Sligo/Swindon accent.

9:31 a.m.  
Anonymous eva said...

Good Morning, you sound very chirpy this morning, FMC :)

Guess I can agree with you on this one, although I don't really give a toss about Mel Gibson. Whenever he makes the news these days it seems to be him making a twat of himself. Wonder what he is like in real life? Or no, I don't wonder, because I don't care.

I dreamt I was in New York out partying with JLO last night (?). We had a great time, actually. Drank a bottle of whisky. Super to party without getting a hangover :-)

9:41 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I'm up and sounding chipper because I think I'm as high as a kite on all the cold medicine.
Ah Mel, I don't know, I think I rather enjoy a man who strays from the usual bland hollyweird roles. He's nuttier than Nutella.

9:44 a.m.  
Blogger Fat Sparrow said...

If only the members of the class had had a three drink minimum, like Gibson apparently had.... Then those silly brown womenfolk would know to be properly subservient when a white man is speaking.

11:45 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Meh, I'm exhausted by it all, I'm Irish, we get portrayed as boozy, spoon playing, pot o' gold lovin' red headed, freckled leprechan loving songsters every other day by some one or other and it doesn't bother me. Mostly because I'm a auburn haired freckle nosed booze loving potato eating Irish woman.
Where did I put me pitchfork?

12:04 p.m.  
Blogger Kim Ayres said...

I'll reserve judgement until someone butchers my vision with "Blunt Cogs, the Movie"

12:31 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Could you imagine? 'That's not the way! That's not the way at all! It was an AXE you stupid fuckers, GLARK! GALRK!'
*shakes head, wanders off for soup.

12:35 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gibson had to put up with a lot of crap from that professor.

1:01 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Cheers Nonniem Mouse, I figured as much. I haven't seen the film yet but anyone that has say it is awesome.
I have also just remembered Leo Di Caprios accent in Gangs of New York, ta ta, ta ta ta tam.

1:18 p.m.  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Anthony Hopkins is the only actor who can do a bad accent and get away with it and Sean Connery is the only actor who can do no accent and get away with it.

The Mayans at least got a bloody movie made about them. Noone's ever made a feature film about the ups and downs of a small Tolastach A' Chaolais crofting community. Mind you, we'd laugh at anyone except Meryl Streep doing our accent and I don't think we could afford her. We're a tough bunch to please.

5:05 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

James Nesbitt is another Connery, albeit a Nordy one. I have heard his dazzling array of accents and found them to ne'er alter one whit.

6:11 p.m.  
Blogger PI said...

And of coursa the Brits assisted the Yanks to win WW2 - Errol Flynn relieved Burma single handed etc etc! I think maybe Mel Gibson doesn't bull---t like so many film people do. Or maybe he just needs anger management classes.
As Sean Connery had been mentioned - maybe you have to be a bit of a bastard to be a successful screen hero?

6:18 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Certainly, look a Russell Crowe. 'e's a man's man innit? Even Harrison Ford's a bit of a toughy on screen and was deadly in Raider movies.
I'll let you in on a terrible secret. Last Friday while waiting for 300 to start, the paramour and I sat through of minutes of a trailer for Die Hard 4. At the end of it we both turned to each other and in pure dork said, 'Wooooahhhh! Awesome!'
We shouldn't be let out.

6:41 p.m.  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I loved James Nesbitt in Cold Feet. Yum.

12:22 a.m.  
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