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Mel Gibson: The High Octane Birth of a Superstar (2002)

Recounts Mel Gibson's rise to fame through the Australian film industry. The story is constructed through interviews with important industry acquaintances of Gibson's at that time.
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Recounts Mel Gibson's rise to fame through the Australian film industry. The story is constructed through interviews with important industry acquaintances of Gibson's at that time.

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Bland Documentary on Gibson
15 May 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Mel Gibson: The High Octane Birth of a Superstar (2002)

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Rather bland promotional piece features interviews with the likes of Piper Laurie, Phil Avalon, Michael Pate, John Jarratt and several others as they discuss their opinions on Mel Gibson. This promotional piece was made for MGM's first release of MAD MAX and it's a pretty forgettable piece as the overly serious narration by George DelHoyo just overpowers you with stuff that you already know. You get to hear from Mel's talent agent and a few others as they discuss what was going on with the actor before MAD MAX. From here we learn about the rise to stardom and the roles that would follow after the 1979 cult film. Fans of Gibson might want to check this out for some of the stories but overall this is a pretty bland look at the actor.


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