Monthly Archives: July 2010

Shutter Island’s ending explained | David Cox

Forget Inception; Leonardo DiCaprio’s previous film, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, confused just as many cinemagoers. David Cox investigates the curious history behind one of the more troubling conclusions in recent cinemaWarning: beyond this point… Continue reading

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Shutter Island’s ending explained | David Cox

Forget Inception; Leonardo DiCaprio’s previous film, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, confused just as many cinemagoers. David Cox investigates the curious history behind one of the more troubling conclusions in recent cinemaWarning: beyond this point… Continue reading

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Shutter Island’s ending explained

Forget Inception; Leonardo DiCaprio’s previous film, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, confused just as many cinemagoers. David Cox investigates the curious history behind one of the more troubling conclusions in recent cinema Continue reading… Continue reading

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Could Mel Gibson’s latest controversy end his career? | Ben Walters

The actor’s alleged sexist and racist outburst may end a career that has only just got back on track. But Hollywood has a history of forgiving almost anything – as long as you pull in an audience

A cartoon in a recent edition of the New Yorker shows a man walking down the street in a business-like manner, talking into his phone. “I can squeeze you in between my public apology and my book deal,” he says. The gap between opprobrium and opportunity can appear vanishingly small these days – a symptom, perhaps, of the insatiable news cycle, ever hungry for fresh rounds of scandal, prostration and onward-and-upward resolution.

This week, Mel Gibson finds himself at the start of a potential new cycle, with RadarOnline.com reporting details, taken from a tape the publication claims to have heard, of a violently sexist, racist tirade Gibson is alleged to have directed at Oksana Grigorieva, the estranged mother of his young child. According to Radar, Gibson can be heard calling Grigorieva a “cunt”, a “bitch” and a “whore”, making threats (“I am going to come and burn the fucking house down … but you will blow me first”) and telling her: “You look like a fucking pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it will be your fault.”

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