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Jodie Foster's view of America: Fear, rage
Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/10/07 | Michael Phillips

Posted on 09/10/2007 9:57:36 AM PDT by redstates4ever

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..."Now it's an experience that I think really reflects the American soul and where we are now."

Which is? "A quarter-inch from this fear we don't really understand," she says. The national "rage" (her word) over the Iraq war is part of it, according to Foster, but "we're a culture that carries a gun in our pocket. And we're just waiting for an opportunity to use it. That's kind of who we are as Americans.

"It's sort of who we've always been."

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: bang; lefty; leftylesbian; lesbian

1 posted on 09/10/2007 9:57:40 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: redstates4ever

“Are you talking to me?”


2 posted on 09/10/2007 9:59:14 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: redstates4ever

You’ll have to pry my $8 for your stupid movies from my cold, dead fingers.


3 posted on 09/10/2007 10:02:25 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: redstates4ever

Jodie, you didn’t ask me if I was happy to see you.

And yes, that IS a gun in my pocket.

Don’t flatter yourself.


4 posted on 09/10/2007 10:03:33 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: redstates4ever
Dang. And I’ve always liked her in the movies.
5 posted on 09/10/2007 10:05:27 AM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: redstates4ever

Every time a movie “star?” utters a commentary on any topic other than lip gloss and/or latte, I say to myself, “This is why Mensa has NO chapter in Hollywood.”


6 posted on 09/10/2007 10:07:10 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: redstates4ever
Maybe it’s because the culture has been coarsened by films of unbalanced killers/teenage hookers or man eating serial killers?
7 posted on 09/10/2007 10:10:30 AM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: redstates4ever

The false “fear” is that Bush is “out of control and hungry for empire”. The false “fear” is that man is “causing” global climate change. The false “fear” is that the government sent radio controlled planes into the targets on 9-11-2001.


8 posted on 09/10/2007 10:12:25 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: redstates4ever

Thanks for the post.
Now I’m reinforced in my suspicion that I should wait for Foster’s
latest film to air on TV.
And not drop $$$ into the pocket of another worthless alien from
the planet Hollyweird.


9 posted on 09/10/2007 10:14:54 AM PDT by VOA
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To: redstates4ever

Jodie Foster has been watching too many Jodie Foster movies.

She needs to get out with real people more.


10 posted on 09/10/2007 10:22:51 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: redstates4ever

What, no global warming connection?


11 posted on 09/10/2007 10:27:21 AM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: redstates4ever

“Movie stars, is there ANYTHING they don’t know?”


12 posted on 09/10/2007 10:28:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: N. Theknow
Every time a movie “star?” utters a commentary on any topic other than lip gloss and/or latte, I say to myself, “This is why Mensa has NO chapter in Hollywood.”

AMEN !

13 posted on 09/10/2007 10:28:26 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: redstates4ever; y'all
In the vigilante thriller, -- Foster plays Erica Bain, who makes her living with tape recorders and ambient noise as host of a Manhattan public radio show, "Street Walk." The on-air personality's musings about her beloved and mutating city turn to ash one night when Erica and her fiance are attacked by muggers, leaving Erica's fiance dead.
After she emerges from a three-week coma, Erica gets herself a gun and uses it as she sees fit.

And like 'Taxi Driver,' I think, this movie belongs in that genre. The filmmaking doesn't stand outside in these neat little ethical packages."
She hopes, she says, that the result is a "very, very, very sophisticated movie that's living in an unsophisticated genre, the vigilante genre."

Certain lines in "The Brave One" take pains to locate the story in the post-traumatic 9/11 era in the life of a great city, stressing that New York is "the safest big city in the world."
The original draft, Foster says, was retro all the way, "some weird idea of what New York used to be. It was so amazing being there in the '70s. I mean, it really did feel like the apocalypse, that post-Vietnam feeling that 'Taxi Driver' is all about ... and New York's not like that anymore.
Now it's an experience that I think really reflects the American soul and where we are now."

Which is?

"A quarter-inch from this fear we don't really understand," she says. The national "rage" (her word) over the Iraq war is part of it, according to Foster, but "we're a culture that carries a gun in our pocket.
And we're just waiting for an opportunity to use it. That's kind of who we are as Americans.
"It's sort of who we've always been."

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Yep, enshrined in our Constitution is the concept that we have a right to carry arms and, - "we're just waiting for an opportunity to use" them to defend ourselves. -- "That's kind of who we are as Americans."

New York as "- the safest big city in the world -", is a real hoot.
-- It'll be interesting to see the liberals have to face the next terrorist attack, -- "this fear we don't really understand --".

14 posted on 09/10/2007 10:37:34 AM PDT by tpaine (" My most important function on the Supreme Court is to tell the majority to take a walk." -Scalia)
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To: A knight without armor

Well she just ruined her new movie for me.All I’ll be able to think of when she’s blasting the bad guys is that she’s anti gun. That won’t cut it.


15 posted on 09/10/2007 10:40:28 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: dblshot

I agree.


16 posted on 09/10/2007 10:41:54 AM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: redstates4ever

Jodi’s agenda: “I’m promoting my new movie!”


17 posted on 09/10/2007 10:44:53 AM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: dblshot

Yes, it is as phony as her having a boyfriend. Wonder why that was not PCed up for her?


18 posted on 09/10/2007 10:46:43 AM PDT by doodad
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To: redstates4ever

“just waiting for the chance to use it”

Right Jodie. So you better move to DC where guns are banned.


19 posted on 09/10/2007 11:19:37 AM PDT by biscuit jane ( grammar and spelling not guaranteed)
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To: tpaine
Yep, enshrined in our Constitution is the concept that we have a right to carry arms and, - "we're just waiting for an opportunity to use" them to defend ourselves. -- "That's kind of who we are as Americans."

Yup! And I can't just wait to use that fire extinguisher that I carry around in the trunk of my car! One of the things I liked best about Jodie Foster was that fact that, besides being a terrific actress and a darned good director and producer, she was extremely private about her personal life and politics. Plus I've had a crish on her since I saw "The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Way." And no, that's NOT creepy! She's a year older than me, and I saw it when it came out!

Mark

20 posted on 09/10/2007 11:21:43 AM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: redstates4ever

“... a quarter inch from this rage...”

Speak for yourself MS. foster.
....

It is amusing to see the world through the lens of the hollywood folk.

They’ve got it so so wrong.


21 posted on 09/10/2007 11:21:47 AM PDT by biscuit jane ( grammar and spelling not guaranteed)
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To: redstates4ever

Guns bother the lesbian.


22 posted on 09/10/2007 11:22:51 AM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: Vision
...man eating serial killers?

As opposed to "cereal-eating man killers."

23 posted on 09/10/2007 11:44:38 AM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: MarkL

Mark, you do know that she likes women, right?


24 posted on 09/10/2007 1:54:32 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (Freep Gear & Pajama Patrol Badges & Pins @ www.0cents.com)
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To: redstates4ever

What “rage”?


25 posted on 09/10/2007 2:09:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Seeking the truth

..not only likes women, but has a longtime significant ‘other’ and two small children.


26 posted on 09/10/2007 2:12:37 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter...President '08)
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To: Seeking the truth
Mark, you do know that she likes women, right?

That's OK, just one more thing that we have in common! I said that I had a crush on her, not the other way around. :-)

Mark

27 posted on 09/10/2007 2:42:44 PM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: redstates4ever
Another "entertainer" succumbs to the temptation to be a delusional "celebrity"...

Like I DON"T CARE, Jody, what your political inclinations are...

28 posted on 09/10/2007 4:18:01 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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