February 25, 2007, - 2:41 pm
OUTRAGE: Director DePalma, Mark Cuban Make Movie on U.S. Soldiers Raping Iraqi Girl; UPDATE: Cuban Wimps Out on Schlussel Readers, Sets Filter to Delete Their E-Mail Complaints; But Offers Schlussel Movie Deal Possibility
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Billionaire NBA Owner/Producer Mark Cuban can’t take the heat from Schlussel readers with complaints over this anti-American troops film. Read the comments section on this post, in which Cuban writes that he’s setting his filter to delete all complaints about this movie. Hey, Mark, you know what they say about your promiximity to the kitchen when you can’t take the heat . . . . One thing about Mark I do have to give him credit for: Mark Cuban does say he’ll consider a project I bring him. It’s a deal, Mark, as I intend to take you up on this. ****
My friend, Producer/Director James Hergott, President of of Owned Entertainment, alerts me to the latest Hollywood-Hates-America outrage.
Of all the brave and heroic things our many brave men and women have done in Iraq (and all over the world), Director Brian DePalma–fresh off the bomb of his absurd “The Black Dahlia“–will make his next biggest box office release a giant defamation of American troops. DePalma has chosen to make a film about the rape of an Iraqi woman by some U.S. troops. And he’s making this defame-the-troops “film” with billionaire producer and NBA owner Marc Cuban–yet another reason to boycott the Dallas Mavericks and ALL of the team’s licensed merchandise.
Making a film about this is an outrage. And it’s not the first time for DePalma, who has a serial obsession with defaming U.S. troops as rapists and wrongdoers in all wars. From JoBlo.com:
According to Production Weekly, Brian De Palma’s follow-up to the loved by few, not really liked by many BLACK DAHLIA is going to be REDACTED, a war drama based on the recent events surrounding the rape and murder of a 14-year old Iraqi girl and the killing of three of her family members by four US soldiers. Oddly enough, this will be the second De Palma movie to deal with such a thing; his CASUALTIES OF WAR [DS: starring–surprise!–Sean “Spicoli” Penn] centered around five U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War, four of whom kidnap and rape a young villager. In a move that’s decidedly un-De Palma-esque, however, REDACTED will be cobbled together from documentary footage, trial coverage, video from news broadcasts, YouTube posts, and excerpts from one of the soldier’s video blogs. Production on the movie is scheduled to begin in April. De Palma is also attached to the prequel THE UNTOUCHABLES: CAPONE RISING.
Why not make a film about the many rapes of Iraqi women by their fellow Muslims? Or about how many U.S. troops have saved countless women from the mass raping of Uday and Qusay Hussein or the rapes by their fighting Sunni and Shi’ite co-religionists? Well, DePalma would never do movies on those things. Because, hey, they aren’t anti-American. And that would portray the Muslims, not American troops, in a bad–and truthful–light. And we can’t have that in Hollywood.
Fortunately, there are a few good guys left in Hollywood, like James Hergott–and some others to which I’ll be introducing you in the coming weeks and months. It’s just a shame that the uber-liberal America-haters are the ones who get all the funding and cache to make their silver screen trash.
It’s bad enough that Mark Cuban produced sympathize-with-the-Islamic-terrorists propaganda like “The War Within” and “Death of a President,” to mention a few. Now this. E-mail Mark Cuban about his latest production choice. Post notes against this irresponsible movie on his blog. And don’t buy any Dallas Mavericks merchandise.
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