Friday, November 10, 2006

Mel To Play One Of The Great Saviors Of Christendom?
Give the English a break... kill some moslems for awhile this time

Before I go any further, I just want to know... if any of this is true, any chance that one of the direct descendants of King Jan Sobieski, actress Leelee Sobieski, can be in this flick?

That will have a major impact if I see this movie... over and over and over and over and over.

OK, all joking aside, the word coming out of Poland is that the film "Victory" will center on Polish King Jan Sobieski III and the massive ass-whoopin' his vastly outnumbered Catholic armies did on the moslem horde (all half million of 'em) during the Battle of Vienna. And this movie will star in the leading role and possibly be directed by Mel Gibson.

Supposedly, this film is set for release 2007-2008 time frame. Get the specifics here, and here (a Polish entertainment and movie site. Believe me, you'll get the gist of it).

It's about time King Jan Sobieski got the recognition he deserves here in the West. If it wasn't for him (and others), we'd all be bowing to Mecca five times a day.


Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Not taking anything away from the other nations that sent troops, or the baker who blew up the moslem gunpowder cache, but if King Jan han't shown up with the Polish cavalry (poetic justice side note: the Poles rode Arabian horses), it is doubtful if CATHOLIC Europe would have won.

2:34 AM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

This movie does appear to be something to look forward to.

And Leelee did such a good job as St. Joan of Arc, it would be good to see her in anything.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

FAB, any Pole will tell us!

I didn't know she was in a movie about St Joan. The only one I saw was with Mila Jovovich.

*Sigh* Mila Jovovich -- Leelee Sobieski -- Either way, I was pushing the near occasion of sin all the way to the edge.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

I'll watch it. I'd even go see it in the theater.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Growing up with JPII as the only Pope I'd ever known and this story about King Jan III, I still can't understand the stereotype of "Pollacks" (not my word) being stupid.

Is it an Anti-Catholic bias?

Clearly, the Poles ruled well and strongly for hundreds of years. They were also known as philosophers and poets. I don't get it.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Milehimama said...

I don't think it will be released in 2007-2008 if Gibson is going to be attached. This type of movie would take around 2 yrs. production time; it apparently isn't even written yet and has no talent attached.
Mel Gibson is committed to acting in 2 movies slated for release in 2008; he is exec a third movie.
Leelee Sobieski appears available though - her 3 movies for 2007 have already been completed.

As for poles being dumb...
Can you write Polish?
Well, can you at least READ Polish?
Can you even speak Polish?.....
How's it feel to be dumber than a Pole?

My favorite Polish joke... 'cause I'm Polish too.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous rob said...

How long would it take for the movie to come to the good ole' US of A after it debuted in Poland?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Anon 11:22,
And, you might include composers. Chopin and Paderewski are two who come to mind.

Speaking of King Jan stopping the heathen horses outside Vienna, not many know (certainly no one educated in today's public school system where Communism and the Cold War maybe get two paragraphs) that Lenin, in the early years of the Communist revolution, tried to invade Europe -- aiming for France -- and never got past the Poles.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

Interesting sidenote to all this, FD is heading for Poland in a few months, for a few months. I'll be sure to pass along any info I can get while over there!

2:57 PM  

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