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Mel Gibson Originally Intended for The Passion of the Christ to Have No Subtitles Despite the Film Being Entirely in Latin.

The main action in The Passion of the Christ involves a man being beaten, mutilated, tortured, impaled, and finally executed. The film is difficult to watch, so much so that some critics have labeled it offensive, even sadistic, for fetishizing violence. But did you know that Mel Gibson did not want to add subtitles to …

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Why Did Mel Gibson Single-Handedly Finance the Film “The Passion of the Christ”?

The Passion of the Christ grossed over $475 million at the domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time and the highest-grossing foreign-language film released in the United States. It grossed over $83 million in its first weekend alone, definitely a record for a February release. But did you know that …

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Why Did George Miller Want His Wife to Edit “Mad Max: Fury Road”?

George Miller’s Mad Max trilogy gave the world a taste of Australian cinematics by combining explosive scenes and post-apocalyptic vibes. After almost thirty years of hiatus, Miller filmed another franchise installment. Despite it being an action movie, why did Miller choose his wife to become the editor of Fury Road? Margaret Sixel, the wife of …

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While filming a 170 foot waterfall in the movie Apocalypto, a cow was trying to cross upstream and went over the falls. It emerged at bottom, banging against the rocks, but after a local man swam in to calm the cow it then climbed up the bank and began eating grass as if nothing had happened.

Talking Apocalypto with Mel Gibson and Co-Writer Farhad Safinia Mel Gibson, love him or hate him, is one talented person. While I am not saying this excuses certain aspects of his behavior, I feel that his most recent film Apocalypto is nothing short of extraordinary. Layered with many themes that are as applicable to the …

While filming a 170 foot waterfall in the movie Apocalypto, a cow was trying to cross upstream and went over the falls. It emerged at bottom, banging against the rocks, but after a local man swam in to calm the cow it then climbed up the bank and began eating grass as if nothing had happened. Read More »