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Stat
17th November 2010, 06:37 AM
Interesting article/interview with Paul Here: http://www.movieline.com/2010/11/paul-haggis-on-the-next-three-days-scientology-and-why-hes-ok-with-you-hating-crash.php
Although, he's being very brief in regards to Scientology, he mentions "I’m actually talking about [my departure] in an upcoming New Yorker profile".

Auditor's Toad
17th November 2010, 06:48 AM
More and more " big name " people are leaving and doing so very publicly.

What will he reach in this interview, several million people?

Lots and lots of people are being warned away before the cult ever has a chance to get them hooked.

The more of this the better.

Stat
17th November 2010, 06:50 AM
More and more " big name " people are leaving and doing so very publicly.

What will he reach in this interview, several million people?

Lots and lots of people are being warned away before the cult ever has a chance to get them hooked.

The more of this the better.

Indeed.

Alanzo
17th November 2010, 03:33 PM
Paul Haggis is my hero.

Lurker5
17th November 2010, 03:52 PM
I loved "Crash" . . . It shook my world - whoa. This new movie sounds VERY interesting. :thumbsup: Looking forward to it - and his next expose - -
:yes:. Way to go, Paul.

Type4_PTS
17th November 2010, 04:09 PM
"I’m actually talking about [my departure] in an upcoming New Yorker profile".


:drama:

OHTEEATE
17th November 2010, 08:46 PM
Heavy weight shitstorm blowing in off the mighty Atlantic! Batten down the hatches! Strike the mainsail! New Yorker is major press. Do you remember the Readers Digest broadside? I'm just sayin'... get the popcorn ready. OSA Int, you got some cleaning up to do! ( Desi Arnaz line, I Love Lucy, sit com from the 50's)

Wisened One
17th November 2010, 09:23 PM
Goooo PAUL!! :cheerleader: :boxing:

Smurf
18th November 2010, 12:43 AM
There was a screening for his film last night at the Directors Guild building in West Hollywood. Paul and most of his cast were there - Jason Beghe wasn't.

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/gzQt2thpeMS/Screening+Lionsgate+Next+Three+Days+Arrivals/IVOWvSDem2E

nozeno
18th November 2010, 01:16 AM
Paul Haggis is my hero.



http://emmamaree.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/traditional-haggis.jpg

Smurf
18th November 2010, 03:25 AM
http://emmamaree.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/traditional-haggis.jpg

So, you saying Paul is a clump of sheep's innards rolled into a ball? :confused2:

Infinite
18th November 2010, 03:40 AM
I do wish people would stop running down Scotland's traditional dish by perpetuating myths about it being some sort of concoction boiled up in a sheep's stomach. It is, in fact, a wee furry beastie that runs wild in the Highlands. I know. I spent £500 on a shooting weekend hunting the creatures. Didn't actually manage to find any but one of the guides did manage to snap a pic.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTX2he3rc6wBMvYoDhOS4tPXotpU-cwHdg3Wg5p5sgQLX__UD4pFA

On my next trip to Scotland I am planning a weekend on Loch Ness looking for signs of the monster which has been recently sighted.

degraded being
18th November 2010, 12:06 PM
I do wish people would stop running down Scotland's traditional dish by perpetuating myths about it being some sort of concoction boiled up in a sheep's stomach. It is, in fact, a wee furry beastie that runs wild in the Highlands. I know. I spent £500 on a shooting weekend hunting the creatures. Didn't actually manage to find any but one of the guides did manage to snap a pic.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTX2he3rc6wBMvYoDhOS4tPXotpU-cwHdg3Wg5p5sgQLX__UD4pFA

On my next trip to Scotland I am planning a weekend on Loch Ness looking for signs of the monster which has been recently sighted.




Yes. Very true, Blip. I hunted those little haggis creatures on my recent stay at Camelot Castle Hotel. I was a bit disoriented, thinking I was in Scotland, but my lovely hosts assured me were were in Scotland.

Stat
5th January 2011, 07:54 AM
"...That award established Haggis as a sober, trustworthy voice. So it was a major event when he publicly abandoned the Church of Scientology.

Haggis was prompted to leave and to issue a damning statement by noises from the church’s San Diego branch in support of moves to ban gay marriage in California. He remains unrepentant.

“Stupidly, I didn’t really know what was going on when I went in to the church,” he says. “I was in the middle of something and not aware of this stuff. A lot of my friends had walked away quietly and I thought: ‘That’s not me’. I wrote a letter and I was happy to take credit for it.”

Haggis says there are a great many people, notably John Travolta and Kelly Preston, still within the organization for whom he retains respect and affection. But he remains hugely unnerved by the church’s apparent paranoia and by its attitude to homosexuality.

“When you start making excuses to yourself you know something has gone wrong,” he says. “I realized that’s what was happening. Look at what they do, not just at what they say. My daughter suffered some discrimination.

“My daughter, who’s gay, didn’t tell me at the time. I looked a little deeper and then looked at a few magazine articles and then did my own investigation. I didn’t want to believe any old journalist.”

Yikes! Who said all writers are misanthropes?"

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2011/0105/1224286769567.html

skollie
6th January 2011, 03:18 AM
http://gawker.com/5725832/the-scientology-expose-weve-been-waiting-for


New Yorker staff writer and Looming Tower author Lawrence Wright is writing what his agent calls "the most profound reckoning to date" with Scientology, told through the eyes of director and apostate Paul Haggis. This should be good.

Haggis spent 35 years as a Scientologist before angrily and publicly ditching the cult in 2009 after he became convinced that leader David Miscavige is a violent nut. He hasn't spoken publicly about Scientology since, but a "blown" celebrity (to use the Scientological term for leaving the fold) like Haggis is Scientology's worst possible nightmare—it can smear and threaten rank-and-file detractors all it wants, but when one of its former leading lights is making the charges, it's harder to strike back.

The Scientology Expose We've Been Waiting ForWright is a meticulous and muscular reporter, so the two men collaborating to tell the story of Scientology from the inside will be a very big deal. The book, which doesn't have a publisher yet, will be called The Heretic of Hollywood: Paul Haggis vs.The Church of Scientology and will explore both founder L. Ron Hubbard's life and Haggis' personal investigation into Miscavige's violence, the enslavement of "Sea Org" volunteers, and forced abortions for church workers, according to a catalog from Wright's agent Andrew Wylie [pdf] that was pointed out to us by a tipster. Full text of the catalog copy is below.

Wright has mentioned the project before in interviews, and indicated that it grew out of a New Yorker story that hasn't yet run.

It will be interesting to see whether Scientology's counterintelligence and disinformation machinery will be up to the challenge of undermining a project like this: Back in the 1970s, the cult actually managed to infiltrate the private life of Paulette Cooper, author of The Scandal of Scientology, with a stooge acting as her best friend in a failed effort to frame her and drive her to suicide. So Wright might want to be careful about making any new friends for the next few years.

Stat
6th January 2011, 08:46 AM
Thank you, Skollie!

Here is another article on that subject.

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/01/paul_haggis_is_collaborating_o.html

Paul Haggis is Collaborating on an Anti-Scientology Book

* 1/5/11 at 7:30 PM

Director Paul Haggis was a high-profile defector from the Church of Scientology in 2009, but he was cagey when discussing it during his recent press tour for The Next Three Days, admitting that he'd saved his thoughts on the matter for a forthcoming New Yorker profile. Now, Gawker reports that a book has sprung from that not-yet-published article, and it's entitled The Heretic of Hollywood: Paul Haggis vs.The Church of Scientology. Written by New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright, it will chronicle the roots of Scientology "through Haggis's eyes," explaining the religion's appeal to ambitious Hollywood players and detailing the abuse Scientologists allegedly suffer at the hangs of leader David Miscavige. The book does not yet have a publisher.

P.S. Skollie's link is the original and has a lot more info on that.
http://gawker.com/5725832/the-scientology-expose-weve-been-waiting-for

Stat
6th January 2011, 11:17 AM
More coverage by LA Times:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/01/paul-haggis-scinetology-book-tom-cruise-will-smith-church.html

Stat
7th January 2011, 09:35 AM
If Paul will succeed with the book, he will will succeed with a movie.
Wouldn't it be something. Huge. :shithitfan: :megaphone: :pixiedust:

skollie
7th January 2011, 06:10 PM
If Paul will succeed with the book, he will will succeed with a movie.
Wouldn't it be something. Huge. :shithitfan: :megaphone: :pixiedust:

That would be wonderful!
:happydance::happydance::happydance: