March 7, 2010, - 1:20 pm
**** UPDATE: Wow, shockers abound at this year’s Oscars: Virtually no political speeches, a movie that shows American soldiers in a positive light (“The Hurt Locker”) beats out an over-hyped left-wing anti-American 3-D movie (“Avatar”) and wins in two major categories (with the director thanking our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan), Oprah’s horrid movie (“Precious”) loses most major categories (except the one horrible award to the obnoxious fat chick who won’t shave–Less ‘Nique, please), Clooney gets snubbed as does the anti-Semitic movie (“An Education”). And so does the anti-Israel Arab creep’s flick (“Ajami”). Ditto for America-hating, “we deserved 9/11” actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. Given that, I’d say it was a great ceremony . . . for a change. I’d like to thank the Academy. ****
You may have heard: tonight is the Academy Awards ceremony live telecast. I’ve posted this before, but it bears re-posting. I could watch it over and over. It’s the best Academy Awards speech ever . . . not the biotch”s acceptance speech, but the late, great Paddy Chayefsky’s smackdown of her and her BS, right after (for which he got incredible, prolonged applause). Chayefsky, by the way, proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart, after being wounded in Germany. His message applies to all the stupid political speeches and statements we’ll hear tonight, too.
In case you were wondering, these were my picks for 2009’s top movies, and here are the best movies, actors, etc. for which I voted as a member of the Detroit Film Critics Society. If I picked the Oscars, those would be my picks. So consider those my picks for tonight.
And on another note, I’ve repeatedly noted on this site that the Israeli government needs to stop financing Bin Laden-esque propaganda and that made by its own enemies from within, far-left Israelis and Arabs like Scandar Copti and films like his “Ajami,” which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film tonight. He takes Israel’s money (which Israel was stupid to give) and then denounces the country. I’ve highlighted the same problem with other self-hating, pan-terrorist Israeli government-funded movies, like “Waltz With Bashir,” as well as “Lemon Tree,” and “Paradise Now.”
More on Copti:
Scandar Copti’s remarks, in an interview from Los Angeles with Israel Radio, were condemned by Israel’s culture minister, who said she was saddened that a film-maker who accepted government funds for the movie was criticizing his country.
“The movie technically represents Israel,” Copti said. “I don’t represent Israel. I am an Israeli citizen but I cannot represent a country that doesn’t represent me.”
I can’t blame Copti for taking the money, then laughing at Israel all the way to the bank. I expect this, as I’ve noted that it’s happened with most of the movies that the Israeli government funds. I blame the Israeli government. Their Hollywood is like our PBS. The government-funding of far-left, pan-Islamic hatred has to stop. (Thanks to the JIDF for the tip on Copti.)
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