Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Misha goes to Hollywood.

Moviedirector Renny Harlin is now shooting a movie about the 2008 war in Georgia starring Hollywood stars like Val Kilmer (plays journalist) and Andy Garcia (plays Misha). Georgiandaily.com today writes that ”Georgian media have raised questions about the film's impartiality, pointing out that co-producer Davitaia is a pro-Saakashvili member of parliament”.

Movies are NEVER impartial.
Now, who told Georgian media that film’s are supposed to be impartial? A Hollywood movie should evoke emotions, excitement, horror. It’s entertainment! Was Eisenstein ever impartial? Film is art, film is emotions. film is propaganda, film is aesthetics, film is about dreams…and money. But film is NEVER impartial. And frankly: Who cares about impartiality when top notch actors are protagonists in a pro-Georgian drama (hopefully)?

Russians make great crooks.
Let me remind you that Russians have been perfect antagonists in many films for centuries now. Who seriously want to change that? Remember from the Bond-movies the evil SMERSH Colonel Rosa Klebb?(From Russia With Love) The Russian commander of DDR forces, General Orlov (”Octopussy”), the corrupt General Georgi Koskov (”The Living Daylights”). And of course we remember Viktor Lavrentievich Zokas, better known by his alias of Renard, the Anarchist and KGB-trained assasin in ”The World Is Not Enough” (dismissed from KGB due to his mental instability??Who was ever dismissed from the KGB due to mental instability??). And NOT to forget: the Georgian female villain Xenia Onatop, ex-Soviet pilot and KGB assassin, in ”Golden Eye”. So what can possibly go wrong with a spin like “Russia as imperialist-nation-seeking-world- dominance lead by a mentally instable Renard-like character of Bonditudinal proportions attacking innocent democratic neighbours in cooperation with local mafia/terrorists/traitors” (Feel free to choose).

Come on. This is great publicity for Georgia, even, and hopefully, good propaganda too. Actually, when I come to think about it..Putin..Renard…..?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Khatia Caroline said...

I am waiting for film, I hope it's as much pro Georgian as I only hope :) I don't want to see Putin in role of cute harmless rabbit, but in role of an horrible and cruel evil. exactly :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:58:00 pm  
Blogger Eistein G. said...

I sense a support for the Renard-like typecast, then :-)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:41:00 pm  
Anonymous Carl Hamilton said...

Renard-like typecast

The director is Renny Harlin, who called the shots on the action film Die Hard 2, and he feels some connection with what Georgia went through.

RENNY HARLIN: I'm from a small country myself. I'm from Finland originally so I know what kind of things small countries can sometimes go through and these kind of wars are fought all around the world, from Africa to Asia to South America. Georgia is just one example and I think it's a great opportunity to tell a very universal story that touches a lot of people all around the world.


The anti-NATO Goebbels in Sweden is exposed Enemy's Enemy best friend and take the role of Shamil Basayev in the new movie .

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/kolumnister/janguillou/article3117928.ab

Eftersom Georgien startade krig mot Ryssland och förlorade bör Sverige ansluta sig till den USA-ledda försvarsorganisationen Nato. Det är åtminstone den originella slutsatsen på Expressens ledarsida den 13 augusti: ”Förhoppningsvis kan den georgiska tragedin förändra det svenska debattklimatet” (om Nato-anslutning) skriver man men ynkar sig samtidigt om ”svenska politikers rädsla för svenska folket”.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:46:00 pm  
Blogger Eistein G. said...

Yes! Why not :-)
(make note to Harlin)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:16:00 pm  

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