Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The passion for the obscure 

After making "the most successful Aramaic-language film ever" (put that on your CV!), Mel Gibson is going again where major studios fear to tread - an ultra-violent picture with unknown actors set five centuries ago in what is now Mexico, spoken in "an obscure Mayan dialect" (are there any non-obscure ones? Yes, I know, I know, some are still spoken today around Yukatan).

Perhaps Oliver Stone should have filmed "Alexander" in Greek - it would have been easier to tune out subtitles than the awful dialogue.

Some Hollywood directors never produce a good movie in English. Mel Gibson will probably produce yet another good one in a dead language.


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