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Mel Gibson screens 'Apocalypto' in Okla. - Yahoo news 9/24/06

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  • Mel Gibson screens 'Apocalypto' in Okla. - Yahoo news 9/24/06

    Gibson avoids media at Okla. screenings

    By The Associated Press Sun Sep 24, 1:14 AM ET



    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060924/...eople_gibson_7
    Last edited by ALIASd; 09-24-2006, 11:16 AM. Reason: sp
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    Re: Mel Gibson screens 'Apocalypto' in Okla. - Yahoo news 9/24/06

    I hear he screened it in Austin, TX too.

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      Re: Mel Gibson screens 'Apocalypto' in Okla. - Yahoo news 9/24/06

      Originally posted by Melonballer View Post
      I hear he screened it in Austin, TX too.
      You're right, AICN has Harry's review with SPOILERS
      http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30170
      "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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        Re: Mel Gibson screens 'Apocalypto' in Okla. - Yahoo news 9/24/06

        I think it's wonderful how Mel Gibson is taking his rehab so seri..uhhh.... nevermind.

        I hope this movie flops bigtime so Mel Gibson just becomes another footnote.
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          Re: Mel Gibson screens 'Apocalypto' in Okla. - Yahoo news 9/24/06

          Originally posted by Melonballer View Post
          I hear he screened it in Austin, TX too.
          Mel Gibson Steps Out for Apocalypto

          MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 08:25AM EST
          By Tim Nudd
          PEOPLE

          Mel Gibson Photo by: ARmando Gallo / Retna
          Two months after his drunk-driving arrest, Mel Gibson is slowly stepping back into the public eye, visiting two towns in Oklahoma and a film festival in Texas last week to screen a rough cut of his film Apocalypto.

          Gibson did not make public appearances in Oklahoma, but stopped by screenings at Cameron University in Lawton on Thursday and the Riverwind Casino in Goldsby on Friday, the Associated Press reports. He arrived at Cameron on Thursday morning wearing a mask and wig so he wouldn't be recognized, university rep Amber McNeil told the AP.

          Jhane Myers, an Oklahoma City-based publicist who worked with Gibson during his visit to the state, said in a statement that the actor and director was "deeply touched by the warm reception he has received while in Oklahoma."

          On Friday he made a surprise appearance at the Fantastic Fest, an event devoted to science-fiction and horror movies in Austin, Tex., where he took questions from the audience after the screening of Apocalypto, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

          Gibson drew parallels between the collapse of the Mayan society, dramatized in his film, and present-day America. "The precursors to a civilization that's going under are the same, time and time again," he told the audience. "What's human sacrifice if not sending guys off to Iraq for no reason?"

          Gibson said he plans more edits for the film, now more than two hours long. The rough cut, which did not include sound effects, score and some visual effects, earned a standing ovation from about one-third of the full house at Fantastic Fest.

          In July, Gibson was excoriated after making anti-Semitic comments to a police officer while being arrested on drunk-driving charges. He later apologized and sought treatment for alcoholism.

          Apocalypto is set to be released Dec. 8.
          http://people.aol.com/people/article...538727,00.html
          "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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