Mel Gibson's new war film, Hacksaw Ridge, is the true story of Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Nation's highest military honor. It's a given that, between Braveheart and The Passion, Mel Gibson is the master of his craft. On that front this film absolutely delivers. It's sweeping, emotional and entertaining on all levels. But here is what struck me above all:
I remember vividly being five years old at my grandfather's home, sitting in his den, holding a shining gold medal with a blue ribbon that extended from both sides, so that it could be worn like a necklace. I had no idea what I was holding. I had no idea of it's significance.
I recently watched the new movie Miracles From Heaven, in theaters this weekend, and I was so impressed by one aspect of the film that I wanted to share it with you. It's bigger than the movie business. It's something we all need to infuse into our work and lives, no matter what we do.
I remember vividly being on my knees in prayer. It was one week before filming my brother and my third feature film, an inspiring true sports story called WOODLAWN.