it's entirely inaccurate to call it Marxist; it has no suggestion of collective ownership, which is the cornerstone feature of Marxism; anything that brings into question oppression and abuse of power isn't "Marxist"; you might as well then call Thomas Jefferson and the American Revolution "Marxist"! ;)
As for the movie, I liked it quite a lot, it seemed to have a nice positive energy about it.
"gentile actors simulating sweaty Semitic sex appeal"
I guess Jewish actor Logan Lerman will be simulating sweaty gallic sex appeal in the upcoming Three Musketeers.
Here's someone worse than Madoff. Read then forward this link to everyone you know, so they don't get scammed: http://texsquixtarblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/who-is-worse-bernie-madoff-or-rich.html
You can check out his greatest unknown performance "About Mrs. Leslie" (54) on Netflix on-demand.
I'm glad there's someone else who thinks Robert Ryan was the greatest actor in the history of cinema.
Couldn't agree more, especially after seeing this movie last night... she is something quite special!
Homely girl I beg to differ. To me, Jenna is a beauty and to top that she seems to be a genuinely nice lady. I would be flattered to be compared to her. I know so many think Jennifer Aniston is a great beauty but let me tell you, to me Jenna has it all over her. She's radiant. http://bit.ly/oOWTym
Atwell sat down recently to discuss the finer points of her soldier character, Peggy Carter, and how the woman in director Joe Johnston’s epic will set the standard for her for all upcoming roles that are deemed "strong women." http://bit.ly/pEJd4q
Hey big guy, wanna find out the Truth about the making of the Porno-Doc TABLOID? Call 718-406-1089, Joyce's manager, and arrange an interview with her. Did you know that TABLOID is NOT the TRUE Joyce McKinney story and Morris is being sued for fifty million for the way he slandered her, and did a counterfeit Joyce McKinney story which caused her severe emotional trauma? (Randy Adams, the subject of Thin Blue Line also sued him and the producers of THAT film. The citizens of Vernon Florida wanted to lynch him. He is hated by the people he does movies about. He first pretends to befriend them-- lies about his True Purpose, and then slanders them on camera -- twisting the story around for his own glory while making them look bad.) Errol Morris should work for a tabloid himself. He wouldn't know TRUTH if it bit him in the tail! Did you know Morris' sleazy producers LIED to Joyce and with a dummy contract, pretended to be from Showtime network "doing a TV series on Paparazzi", [to get footage on her], then while the deceptive Morris "interviewed" her for this non-existent "TV series", his cronies ransacked her luggage and STOLE materials for her autobiographical book out of her luggage, two film treatments she had registered with Writer's Guild, a valuable memorabilia collection of pictures documenting the famous love story, and even home movies and baby pictures belonging to her mother and father? This R rated film TABLOID is so trashy, libelous, and disgusting to Joyce's Christian family that her mother tried to take her own life and is now in a coma due to the intense slander by Morris' perverted film (spread by his PR teams and Mormons aiding them in the libelous Mormon sourced kidnap-rape tabloid yarn) portraying her daughter in such a False Light. Morris' purpose--along with his producers and his Utah connected distributors-- was NOT to tell the Truth, but to make her appear unbelievable by making her an object of hatred and public ridicule, so the REAL Joyce McKinney story (of what the tabloids and Mormon cult's media machine did to her, as well as the dangers of Mormonism upon society) would not be credible. Morris' people do not have the rights to her love story and they haven't got the slightest inkling of what the Joyce McKinney story is about. They aren't intellectual enough. Considering your writing above, maybe YOU are. If you don't mind a heavy investigative piece, and can handle something deep, give her manager a call. This little gal's story and the awesome message she has to tell, affects every man, woman, and child, in the US. As for Morris --he will be sued as well as his sources he PAID for the interviews in his film that lied on Joyce. The mega-lawsuit will entail False Light, Misappropriation of Name, Picture, and Likeness, Right to Publicity, Slander, Defamation, and Fraud and Infringement of her registered story which they actually stole and copied on a xerox machine while Morris' was interviewing her for the Showtime "TV series" which didn't even exist! They will also pay dearly for the misuse of the stolen photos as their used her picture for their advertising, record albums, and poster, without her consent. (They stole a still photo of her in a harmless college musical, playing Eve in The Apple Tree: and misused the photo to portray her as "Eve in the Garden of Evil tempting Adam"! They also took her MISS USA photo out of her MISS USA Official Pageant Scrapbook, and chopped off her head substituting a cartoon head then portraying her falsely as a sex crazed hussy and "S&M hooker", then (as if trying to give a sedetive to her for her "crazed sex drive"), they insert a giant hypodermic needle into her vaginal cavity in an obscene way, like a penis! In real life Ms. McKinney was a sexually inexperienced virgin when she met her Mormon fiance.) Had Morris not been in collusion with the Mormons and the tabloids they used in 1977 to spread the kidnap-rape Press Hoax, he could have had a high quality film which COULD have won an Oscar if he had done the TRUE version of her story-- by a heavy investigative piece or a true life bio-pic. Instead, like a dirty old man, and money hungry, he sided with the Mormon cult and its fake tabloid version of her story; he only saw sex-sex-sex with his twisted mind. He is obsessed with the tabloid version of Joyce --which is as off base as The Legend of Bigfoot. Maybe next Morris will do a film on Bill Clinton being Kidnapped by Space Aliens-- or Kim Kardasian's Butt Exploding. That's more his speed and level of intellect.
Love Nic Roeg! And did you see Criterion have finally released Insignificance?
The "suspense" part of the film works brilliantly, but James Miller (Shimell)'s "on and off" proficiency in Italian (e.g., he manages to speak chunks of Italian in praise of his translator at the beginning of the film, but inexplicably doesn't seem to understand a word of Italian the woman at the cafe speaks and needs Elle [Binoche] to translate for him) is obviously a slip. Since the linguistic gap is to crucial to the misunderstanding, the fly in the ointment regrettably makes the otherwise intriguing premise of the film conspicuously flawed.
Please do not read into what I did not say. I simply responded to the previous comment. Of course everyone should be able to make up her/his own mind. I did, which seems to be at the root of this discussion. Apparently you consider this film to be a work of art, but I don't know how you define your terms : a film, by definition, is a work of art, or this film is outstanding?
Are you implying, Artemis, that this work of art, simply because you didn't like it personally, should not be widely distributed in theaters so that people can make up their own minds about it? Scary.
Nice, but you forgot Nico.
Isn't it the quality of the content of the film, not the previous works of its director nor the hoopla surrounding its premier, which should determine how broadly or whether the film is released? As you participate in an annual review of Academy Award contenders -- do you not? -- you may have commented on films whose promotion you felt to be greater than the stuff they were flogging. Look at the films that were not awarded at Cannes.
you don't understand how a major American director's new film, which took the top prize at the world's premier film festival, found a distributor?
Sorry, I don't understand how he found a distributor for this film which is all over the place and nowhere. How can you speak of it in reference to Kubrick's " 2001 : a space odyssey" -- I guess that's your reference --which holds together from beginning to end? For the shallow, vacuous role of Sean Penn, it might as well have been played by X. And what about the dinosaurs, huh? Without a doubt the shots of natural phenomena are exceptional, but Yann Arthus-Bertrand's been there, done that. I nearly fell asleep, whereas others in my local cinema simply walked out.
Sadly, I haven't seen it.
Nothing to say about "Second-Hand Hearts"?
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