To Polanski or not to Gibson this is the question?

Reading through the various sub-headlines today I noticed the emblazoned words of “DiCaprio pulls out of Gibson film” boldly in front of me, oh how the lines in Tinseltown are forming. It seems hollywood is taking a stand against Mel, either they are excommunicating him or getting ready to hang, draw and quarter him, all because he’s having a terrible private life, a painful but public one at that, clearly the man is losing control and has been doing so for a while, perhaps some crazy religious midlife crisis of something, but hey who doesn’t have one of those? However the TV and newspaper reports make it echo louder huh? Originally this situation was not in the public ear, but solely on a well recorded answering machine complements of ex-russian singer come what ever Oksana Grigorieva, of which some how made it mysteriously into the public arena? Sure previously Mel had got a tad drunk and made a few anti-Semitic remarks and acted inappropriately, which caught the ire of many a Jewish person and rightly so, we don’t want to tolerate any of that anywhere right? But who hasn’t done and said things we regret or are ashamed about in some way? However here we are with Mel’s latest tirade, all of the insane publicity about it,the salivating over it, which is perverse in its self, …but…. things had moved on and so had Mel it seemed? Moving on ment divorce, shack’n up with a new woman and getting her pregnant, not necessarily in that order however? Though this is his life, your allowed to make mistakes, errors in judgement, be wrong and not get stoned for it, you will pay a personal toll, but let he who has not sinned cast the first stone?

But, something ain’t right in Hollywood, and I hear you say  “tell me something I don’t know?”…… and I would agree with you, look at the littered lives that hollywood has ended on a needle or through alcohol, depression, excess, decadence, violence and suicide? This truly isn’t anything new, but the Mel Bashing surely is, anyone listening to those tapes can discern they are a not so cleverly constructed and albeit an insincere creation, whilst Mel’s tirade is factual and reflects the frustration of a mortally wounded person on the edge, Oksana’s innocence in all of this remains questionable? But I don’t want to discuss that exactly!

Moving on……………..

As Leonardo DiCaprio tries to save the world and signs petition’s to help protect beautiful feathered birds, of which I think is wonderful 🙂 and all, he not so long ago was racing against Johnny Depp and George Clooney for the coveted part of Frank Sinatra in a new movie, being made by the hollywood heavy weight Scorsese. What’s the problem with this picture …. well, Scorsese is a strong supporter of Roman Polanski you know that fellow who has been fearful to step on American soil since the seventies for taking advantage of a thirteen year old girl?  This doesn’t seem to conflict with anything here for Leo but does it? And well it’s about Sinatra isn’t it, the main man, the crooning king, what actor wouldn’t want to huh? Despite his connections to organised crime ? …….. anyway, it seems every where poor Leo turns there’s evil a foot and many a reason to not to take part in a movie? Better he stay home, drink champagne and sleep with super models, but no dam it, he’s a working man… however unlike all that have come before Mr Gibson is treated differently, he’s crossed the line apparently, supposedly having done unspeakable wrongs where a righteous stand must be taken by young courageous Leo!

What a joke………….. but in the mean time if you like Roman Polanski and think all is good in the world you too can add your name to the list of growing celebrity supporters below……..

Woody Allen
Wes Anderson
Darren Aronofsky
Jonatham Demme
Stephen Frears
David Lynch
Martin Scorsese

full list here and an interesting article here.

But for me……. the Viking movie that Gibson plans to make would no doubt be brilliant. Based on Mel’s previous movies “Passion of the Christ” and “Apocalypto” the Viking movie would be outstanding!  Gibson’s production and attention to detail must be applauded, I’m interested in his art, let the courts work things out for Oksana as it has in the past?

And maybe Hollywood is a bit nervous as well, that Australian’s, European’s, Asian’s and any number of foreign countries can create movies that would lead a charge away from the morass and control of mediocrity that is Hollwood!

and anyway………………………………………….. who needs Decaprio?

C’mon Mel bring on the VIKINGS!


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