Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just, it's WONDERFUL!

Director Samuel Maoz's hard-hitting Israeli war movie Lebanon won the Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice film festival today. The film went inside a tank to focus on a young Israeli conscript during the 1982 war. "I dedicate this award to the thousands of people all over the world who, like me, come back from war safe and sound," the director told the audience at the 11-day cinema showcase. Another frontrunner, American director Todd Solondz's dark comedy Life During Wartime picked up best screenplay.
And why is this so wonderful?
Two prominent American pictures were shut out of the festival's official jury awards -- Michael Moore's attack on corporate greed, Capitalism: A Love Story, and The Weinstein Company's The Road, which John Hillcoat adapted from Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel. This will no doubt affect Harvey Weinstein' release plans for it. Moore's pic did receive the Leoncino d'oro Award from 26 local youths selected by the festival, but nothing from the official jury -- even though he personally came to Venice to premiere his documentary.
HA! Eat it, you miserable little bastard!

3 comments:

Fire said...

Oh, Firehand, you're much too kind to Michael Moore. I agree with the "bastard" part...I think we can add a bit to that, though. How 'bout we throw in that he's a sorry excuse for a human AND he's the genital warts on the d*ck of stupidity? Now I will attempt to erase the visual I have concerning his pus-like existence.

the pistolero said...

I am a bit afraid of how Moore's piece might be received, still; we were talking last week at the Labor Day cookout, and a certain family member whose political beliefs mirror my own said, "He's goin' after the banks, I might go see this one." I don't remember what I said to that right offhand, but there are a lot of people who aren't going to have a ready reply to that statement. I hope once they go see it they continue to see him for what he is.

Windy Wilson said...

The news clip in the first moments terms it an "outburst". Now what did they call the sounds that came from the Code Pink people?