Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Film Shoots, Scores Big for the Wrong Team

From CNN:

After you kill off President George W. Bush in a fictional film, what do you do? How about make a deal.

Gabriel Range, the British producer/director/creator of "Death of a President," the fictional documentary that sight unseen became one of the most talked-about movies of the Toronto Film Festival, has sold U.S. distribution rights to Newmarket Films, which handled Mel Gibson's equally provocative movie "The Passion of the Christ."

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Lord. What a brilliant, BRILLIANT move by this self-important "artist." As W wages war on both Iraq and all things not white, straight and born-again-Christian, he is now given more fuel for his crusade against civil liberties by the unnecessary work of one Mr. Gabriel Range.

I'm all about artistic freedom, and yes, I understand the concept that art is supposed to take our imagination to places it wouldn't otherwise go (I mean, I've never thought about what would happen if W were offed...) but this is just stupid.

With the world being one spark away from blowing itself up we do not need to engage radicals on either side of the political fence. This film is only going to divide Americans more so than they already are, it's going to distract the news from reporting on the real issues that truly impact people and it's going to do an incredible disservice to liberals who want to defend the arts and free speech but who see a place for temperance and restraint.

Couldn't he have made a movie about Eva Peron? Everyone loves Eva.

2 comments:

ThatGayConservative said...

he is now given more fuel for his crusade against civil liberties by the unnecessary work of one Mr. Gabriel Range.

With all due respect, what the HELL are you talking about?

James said...

I don't disagree with GCL's remark about dividing the country. It most certainly will. But the most important thing is that no matter what one's opinion is about Bush, there must be a respect for the Presidency. A film portraying the death of a sitting president is not cool on any front. This is nothing other than an attention seeking, Michael Moore wannabe who is going to cause more trouble than healthy controversy and scintillating conversation.