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    Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Moore Digs at Gibson

    Oscar-winner Michael Moore has taken a veiled swipe at Mel Gibson's controversial movie The Passion Of The Christ - his revenge after Gibson refused to back Fahrenheit 9/11. Moore was disappointed when the Australian heart-throb actor pulled out his financial backing of his expose of George W. Bush's regime and his reaction to the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Braveheart star then refused to join Moore for a joint discussion with Time Magazine's editors, who were considering them for a joint Man Of The Year award last year. On the subject of Gibson's biblical opus, Moore tells Vanity Fair, "If I were to make a movie, it would be about turning the other cheek... And the meek shall inherit the earth." Moore added he was disturbed at, "How easily the vulnerable can be manipulated, twisted by images on the screen."
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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Quote Originally Posted by LvJ
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    I wholeheartedly supported what Moore was trying to do with F 9/11, but, I mean really...pot? This is the kettle.

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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Film is a powerul medium, but as far as reality goes it's still two dimensional and a product of the filmmakers will and vision.

    Kinda like televison news.
    Last edited by westofyou; 02-03-2005 at 11:05 AM.

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    Wow!
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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    I didn't realize the story of Jesus Christ was "manipulated" and "twisted." That would be UNfairenheit 9/11.

    Michael Moore is a big, fat, stupid white man.

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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Was he being serious with that remark? Seriously, I think Moore likes to push people's buttons any way he can, and he surely knew how that remark would be scrutinized. I almost think that everything he does is a game to him. Not saying that that's good nor bad, but maybe the way it is.

    He reminds me of the mischievous kid on the back row of class.

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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    I didn't realize the story of Jesus Christ was "manipulated" and "twisted."
    It has been for centuries. It all depends on your interpretation of the Bible.
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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    I thought they were at opposite ends of the political spectrum?

    Is Mel Gibson even a US citizen?

    I just think this was an ill-fated collaboration from the start.
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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    Is Mel Gibson even a US citizen?
    Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York. So yes, he is a citizen.

    Other things Peekskill is famous for - where Pataki was mayor before he ran for Gov of New York and where the ficticious school Tootie, Jo, Natalie and Blair went to (Facts of Life for all you born under a rock).
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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy
    Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York. So yes, he is a citizen.
    Right, his father moved the brood to avoid Vietnam (IIRCC) Mel later served in the Continental Army to make up for it..... very John Wayne.

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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Right, his father moved the brood to avoid Vietnam (IIRCC) Mel later served in the Continental Army to make up for it..... very John Wayne.
    Mel Gibson was born on Jan. 3, 1956. He had just turned 17 years of age when America's involvement in the Vietnam War ended in Jan. 1973, so I think it is a stretch to blame him for not serving in that conflict.
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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Moore added he was disturbed at, "How easily the vulnerable can be manipulated, twisted by images on the screen."

    Pot meet kettle.
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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    Mel Gibson was born on Jan. 3, 1956. He had just turned 17 years of age when America's involvement in the Vietnam War ended in Jan. 1973, so I think it is a stretch to blame him for not serving in that conflict.
    I'm not blaming him at all (in fact it was his brothers that the dad was more concerned with).

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    Re: Moore takes shot at Gibson while being extremely Ironic

    Very tongue-in-cheek. Mountain meet Mole Hill.


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