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Old 07-10-2010, 11:24 AM   #11
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Default Re: How the hell are they going to release The Beaver?

I have an idea-- He can blame the Beaver for his rant. It was the Beaver talking! Mel is innocent!

Of course, then he has to chop off his hand.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:07 PM   #12
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The whole point of The Beaver is to showcase an unlikely person walking around with this beaver. Who's more unlikely -- Jim Carrey or Mel? And it's low budget is no gauge on his career. It's basically an indie that got EXTRA money because of the talent involved. Mel's career was actually in good shape. He had a couple movies in the can and a couple ready to go.

With that said. I think he's finished. It's way too close to that incident a few years ago. The timing is bad. It's too much too soon. He's a drunken bigot in the eyes of the world. More than that he's just an a$$hole. And even more than that he's a threat to women -- women who buy a lot of his movie tickets.

He'll quietly fade away, maybe direct another movie he finances himself. But it will flop. He's got enough money to do anything so if his career is dead, so be it.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:32 PM   #13
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Seriously, how the hell do you release a comedy like that with Mel Gibson in it?
I know someone who's seen a cut of it. It's not a comedy. It's a drama about a mentally-ill man with some laughs in it.

Depending on what Mel does in response to this (like if he takes responsibility for his actions), Summit could still make it work. Summit after all, bid for and won the domestic distribution rights for The Ghost Writer at the height of the Polanski thing. They platformed it fairly well.

Now obviously Mel is more high profile than Polanski, but I'm just saying that The Beaver has a fighting chance (and it's always been a hard-sell anyway). The movie lucked out that Summit picked them up as it looks like they might be the only studio that would have the balls to still release it, imo.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:00 PM   #14
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Summit after all, bid for and won the domestic distribution rights for The Ghost Writer at the height of the Polanski thing. They platformed it fairly well.
Polanski has a lot of sympathizers, particularly in this business. In NY and LA there's clearly more support and respect for him than there is dislike. And those cities really opened that movie.

Gibson, however, should have a lot less sympathizers. In a matter of 4 years he's offended Jews, Blacks, Mexicans and women (twice now). His sympathizers are Christians in the middle of the country. And they don't go see beaver hand puppet movies.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:34 PM   #15
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Polanski has a lot of sympathizers, particularly in this business. In NY and LA there's clearly more support and respect for him than there is dislike. And those cities really opened that movie.

Gibson, however, should have a lot less sympathizers. In a matter of 4 years he's offended Jews, Blacks, Mexicans and women (twice now). His sympathizers are Christians in the middle of the country. And they don't go see beaver hand puppet movies.
As a Christian, I'm offended that people might assume I sympathize with him. He's an idiot. On top of everything else, he apparently knocked two of his girlfriend's teeth out, which is part of what freaked her out enough to record him. That same article also says she got him on tape saying he'd burn her f-ing house down, but not before she blew him.

I think Mel's talented, but I hope he crashes and burns for this. I can put up with someone saying stupid stuff to an extent -- I still like Tom Cruise -- but when you start spewing loads of hate speech and then start HURTING people... fvck that.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:52 PM   #16
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Who cares what he does in his personal life? Good actor, good director, I'll watch his movies. What he does outside of that--none of my damn business. And noone else's either. Pretty rich that Ari Emanuel is campaigning against Mel, considering all the crap I've heard about him.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:52 PM   #17
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On top of everything else, he apparently knocked two of his girlfriend's teeth out, which is part of what freaked her out enough to record him. That same article also says she got him on tape saying he'd burn her f-ing house down, but not before she blew him.
i keep thinking she got the idea of recording it from the girl with the dragon tattoo.

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Pretty rich that Ari Emanuel is campaigning against Mel, considering all the crap I've heard about him.
no one goes to see movies b/c of this guy... brother of white house chief of staff to obama. no way could he take care of a guy who made that pack of n____s rape comment.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:10 PM   #18
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no one goes to see movies b/c of this guy... brother of white house chief of staff to obama. no way could he take care of a guy who made that pack of n____s rape comment.
You know, I knew that Ari's brother worked with Obama...but never really thought about Mel's comment juxtaposed with that. And it makes perfect sense now why Ari did what he did. I still stand by how a celebrity's personal life should have no bearing on their work, but his actions certainly make sense now.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:21 PM   #19
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Separate the artist from their art.

I would certainly understand why people wouldn't want to work with Gibson after this. So it's possible he won't produce any more art with all the burning bridges everywhere. But as an audience member I will never understand why people boycott an artist whose personal life they disagree with. Like snwrist said, it's none of our business. Just like Roman Polanski's actions are none of our business. Unless bigotry or pedophilia are crossing over into their work Gibson and Polanski produce at least some movies that are worthy of attention. If I started selectively ignoring the work of artists who I despise in real life I wouldn't have much left to watch. I'm Jewish and I still went and saw APOCALYPTO after Mel's first outburst. And I'm not quite sold on THE BEAVER yet, but I will go see that Viking one he's directing. Would I have dinner with the guy though? No.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:25 PM   #20
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Pull an SOB and turn it into porn?
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