Skip to comments.Jodie Foster's view of America: Fear, rage
Posted on 09/10/2007 9:57:36 AM PDT by redstates4ever
..."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 ...
“Are you talking to me?”
You’ll have to pry my $8 for your stupid movies from my cold, dead fingers.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Jodie Foster has been watching too many Jodie Foster movies.
She needs to get out with real people more.
What, no global warming connection?
“Movie stars, is there ANYTHING they don’t know?”
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."
"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."
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 --".
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.
Jodi’s agenda: “I’m promoting my new movie!”
Yes, it is as phony as her having a boyfriend. Wonder why that was not PCed up for her?
“just waiting for the chance to use it”
Right Jodie. So you better move to DC where guns are banned.
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!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.