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April 09, 2004

But it starts at sundown!

Mel Gibson is preparing to antagonize the Jewish community yet again, this time with the "High Noon" version of Hannukah. When I first heard about this, I though that it could not be true, but the venerable BBC seems to think it newsworthy. "They stuck by their guns and they came out winning. It's like a Western." said Mel.

And Slate has picked it up too. "My only comment: Nice try, but that won't really "sing" in a movie trailer. ("In a world dominated by Hellenized Syrians, one clan said, 'Enough'!")"

It's possible that Mel is trying to reconcile with the Jewish community for his portrayal of Jews in history as violent tyrants. And it's interesting that the vehicle he considers for doing so is the portrayal of the Jews as, oh, hey, wait, can we please be the violent tyrants again? People love that.

Posted by pam at April 9, 2004 10:28 AM | TrackBack
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