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Mel Gibson to make movie about the British role in slavery

#1
Word just in that Mel Gibson has a film in development concerning the British role in the slave trade, the film is set before abolition and focuses on how the British (or people with British accents) organised, financed and profited from the Global trade in slaves.

The film is being going to be marketed as a 'anti' Amazing Grace as the film about Wilberforce is seen as being 'too white'.

A 'must see'.
 
#2
Word just in that Mel Gibson has a film in development concerning the British role in the slave trade, the film is set before abolition and focuses on how the British (or people with British accents) organised, financed and profited from the Global trade in slaves.

The film is being going to be marketed as a 'anti' Amazing Grace as the film about Wilberforce is seen as being 'too white'.

A 'must see'.
I'm not surprised. Fat chance Mel Gibson would do a movie about the slave trade in Saudi Arabia circa 2007.
 
#3
Lipo said:
I'm not surprised. Fat chance Mel Gibson would do a movie about the slave trade in Saudi Arabia circa 2007.
Really Lipo shame on you! Slavery is only conducted by White Devils, everywhere else its simply forcing your hospitality and job creation schemes on the unwilling- all perfectly acceptable.
 
#4
Lipo said:
Word just in that Mel Gibson has a film in development concerning the British role in the slave trade, the film is set before abolition and focuses on how the British (or people with British accents) organised, financed and profited from the Global trade in slaves.

The film is being going to be marketed as a 'anti' Amazing Grace as the film about Wilberforce is seen as being 'too white'.

A 'must see'.
I'm not surprised. Fat chance Mel Gibson would do a movie about the slave trade in Saudi Arabia circa 2007.
Lipo, you'll doubtless have gauged by now from your very popular "Thank you UK" thread that Blair is despised on ARRSE - Mel "Braveheart" Gibson stands alongside him - the cnut.
 
#5
Lipo said:
I'm not surprised. Fat chance Mel Gibson would do a movie about the slave trade in Saudi Arabia circa 2007.
They trade in slaves? Damn, I need a new maid, whore (doris is about spent) and lawn crew. The current domestic aquired help is costing me and am looking at reducing my overhead. I got $10K I could get rid of for let's say 2 dozen, plus/minus 3 or 4 during transport...got any connections?
 
#6
Lipo, you'll doubtless have gauged by now from your very popular "Thank you UK" thread that Blair is despised on ARRSE - Mel "Braveheart" Gibson stands alongside him - the cnut.
On that we definitely agree. He ranks among the most glib and vacuous celebrities like Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Rosie O'Donnel, Madonna, and of course, Jacko. There are of course so many more.
 
#7
staaken said:
Lipo said:
Word just in that Mel Gibson has a film in development concerning the British role in the slave trade, the film is set before abolition and focuses on how the British (or people with British accents) organised, financed and profited from the Global trade in slaves.

The film is being going to be marketed as a 'anti' Amazing Grace as the film about Wilberforce is seen as being 'too white'.

A 'must see'.
I'm not surprised. Fat chance Mel Gibson would do a movie about the slave trade in Saudi Arabia circa 2007.
Lipo, you'll doubtless have gauged by now from your very popular "Thank you UK" thread that Blair is despised on ARRSE - Mel "Braveheart" Gibson stands alongside him - the cnut.
How can a man (loose term) go from making second rate (my opinion) films like Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 3 to "serious" (feck me your a laugh Miss Gibson) "factual" (Your not from this planet Miss Gibson are you?) films on a subject which is bias which ever way you stand.

You will not see my size 12's crossing any threshold in any cinema where that s!it-head has his film showing.

Tosser!

ARRSE should have warnings about raising blood pressure LOL
 
#9
Fine. Lets do a nice period flick about the American role in the slave trade as a riposte. When did it become illegal in his country again?
 
#12
armchair_jihad said:
Word just in that Mel Gibson has a film in development concerning the British role in the slave trade, the film is set before abolition and focuses on how the British (or people with British accents) organised, financed and profited from the Global trade in slaves.

The film is being going to be marketed as a 'anti' Amazing Grace as the film about Wilberforce is seen as being 'too white'.

A 'must see'.
Why only the British? What about the Spanish, French, Portuguese and Dutch? :shakefist:
 
#13
curryhead said:
Why only the British? What about the Spanish, French, Portuguese and Dutch? :shakefist:
I guess because the first three are Catholic Nations thus innocent (this is Mel Gibson) and although he does not mind making films in Mayan ie Apocolyto, making one in both Swahili and Dutch is probably too far for the US distributors.
 
#14
what are you all worried about

hollywood making a film about uk/english - come on you know it will be changed to be how the yanks did it better and on their own lol.
 
#15
Just for the record...

In the American War of Independence, many black American slaves fought on the British side, because we represented their best chance of being granted freedom.

During this war, the Americans pioneered the use of asymetric warefare against us, which is very ironic, considering what happened later in Vietnam, and what is currently going on in Iraq. While they were fighting us, they were simultaneously conducting a campaign of genocide against the Indian (Native American) tribes. In the years before, we had actually taken measures to protect the Indians against encroachment from the expanding colonies. This was bitterly resented by the Continentals (Americans to be) at the time.

And finally, slavery was not abolished in America until (I believe) 1865, which was the end of the American Civil War.

I am waiting for Mr Gibson to direct and possibly star in a film on some of this in which the principal villain has AN AMERICAN ACCENT!!!

SLR (Not to be confused with SLR Boy).
 
#16
armchair_jihad said:
The film is being going to be marketed as a 'anti' Amazing Grace as the film about Wilberforce is seen as being 'too white'.
Simple. Why not just remake the film with Morgan Freeman as "Winston Wilberforce"?

The only questions remaining being who will play his wife, Beyonce Wilberforce, and his mentor, Snoop Pitt-Bull the Younger?

.
 
#17
Gibson is an Ozzie anyhow, I think we should make a film about how his people 'wronged' the abbos and continue to discriminate against them to this day. Makes my blood boil!
 
#18
There will off be horrific scenes in this *ahem* historical movie with slavers on horseback leading armed henchmen to an innocent village.

In my minds eye I see shots of barechested women grinding corn, barefeet children playing; everyone is wearin brightcolored beads. A truly pastoral view, so to say.
Cue the grimfaced, bearded (that's bad, Europeans are allways bearded, there are no spam beards in Hollywood, EVER) men with rifles coming over the hill. They surround the village and start some wanton killing, which is thoroughly displayed in true Gibson style. (The fact that killing your merchandise is easily brushed aside...

Then the people are coralled and put in those nice contraptions that go around their necks and marched to the coast for a one way ticket to the new world.

What is off course NEVER mentioned, not in this movie and not in any PC lefty discussion is that the slave trade depended on local people. The slavers BOUGHT their slaves from African dealers. Those dealers were black africans who had cought their slaves themselves.
White people didn't go over to West Africa to hunt people for shipping to America, they went there to BUY slaves to resell them in America.

Europeans therefore are not the perpetrators (how do you spell that?), but accomplices in the slave trade. If reparations are to be payed Ghana and Senegal are to pay them, not the UK or the Netherlands.

Mel Gibbon will off course do his very best to portray the Limey's and Cloggies as the salt of the earth. But I personally will take that as a Nom de Geux! :meditate:
 
#19
Can just see the trailer now......

Hugh Grant playing the 'evil' English slave master, with Mel Glib-son blacking up like Al Jolson and masterminding an uprising on the Cotton ship back to England [the ship obviously being rowed across the Atlantic by the slaves to save Grant from having to waste good cotton on sails]

Glib-son commands his ship to Portsmouth where he marches onto York , de-thrones Edward the confesser taking control over the English throne and abolishing slavery on behalf of the US ,stopping off to round up the jewish community and setting them off on Bishops rock lighthouse.
 
#20
Perhaps we should make a film about how the British Marines captured Iwo Jima. I am sure that the septics would welcome our rewriting of the history of WW2.
 

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