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Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson (for an hour)

2 Responses to “Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson (for an hour)”

  1. Monco says:

    Awesome interview. Thanks a lot for this. Loved the discussion of Braveheart and Passion. Only wish their was extra time for more Apocalypto talk. Hope these chats become a regular treat with future releases of his films.

  2. Linda says:

    A wonderful interview that really showed the passion of actor/director Mel Gibson.
    Amazing interview, thank you Mr Gibson and MCN. Hope to see more interviews like this.

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“Dude, I don’t like the way you talk, bro. How can you tell me that it’s going to be hard? Do you see a lot of people like you writing stories? Give me a break, bro. That’s your strength, that you’re not like us. Go out there and tell your stories. Don’t go out there and try to be like Quentin or me or anybody else. We need you. Tell me what makes you angry, why you’re arrogant, or fearful, whatever it is. Don’t hide anything. Be honest. What is that thing that bothers you and makes you distinct? Everyone’s looking for you. A Mexican point-of-view to tell a story right now? I’m telling you, everybody wants that right now. I desperately need you to tell your story in your way. You are essential.”
~ M. Night Shyamalan

“My films are always brought to life from an idea, a coincidence, or a dreamlike magic. An ephemeral moment that settles in my mind and starts to bloom. The plot slowly appears before my eyes, and there’s nothing left but to write it. I actually do use a mood board. And location scouting is essential to the realization of the film. I’m inspired by architecture — the beauty of certain neighborhoods, the mystery in odd buildings, or streets that suggest psychoanalytic theories. I only choose my actors after I write the script.”
~ Dario Argento