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Hollywood Takes on the Left
The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/11/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes

Posted on 08/02/2008 7:58:54 AM PDT by BlessedMom92

David Zucker, the director who brought us 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun,' turns his sights on anti-Americanism.

For anyone who has ever been on a movie set, the commotion inside Warner Brothers Studio 15 will be familiar: serious-faced actors and actresses quietly rehearsing their lines; the director of photography huddled with his assistants around two high-definition screens inside a small black tent reviewing the last scenes; extras lounging around the set trying both to stay out of the way and to get noticed; carpenters busily working to construct the set for the next scene; a frazzled first assistant director guzzling Red Bull and yelling instructions to anyone who will listen.

"Rolling," he shouts.

Others throughout the cavernous studio echo his call.

"Rolling! Quiet please!"

David Zucker is sitting in a high-backed director's chair with his name on it. (I'd always assumed they were just used for effect in movies, but here one was.) Zucker is looking at a monitor showing the inside of an empty New York City subway station. It's actually just a set--a stunning replica of a subway station--and it sits 15 feet to Zucker's right. ......................

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


TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!
KEYWORDS: anamericancarol; davidzucker; hollywoodright; leftists; liberals; stephenhayes; zucker

1 posted on 08/02/2008 7:58:54 AM PDT by BlessedMom92
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To: BlessedMom92
Hopefully this will open the door to the mocking of the left's excesses. The lunacy and ridiculousness of liberals is a goldmine just waiting to be extracted.

Between this story and McCain's recent commercials mocking Obamalama, I wonder if a trend is starting.

2 posted on 08/02/2008 8:20:40 AM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Zucker is one of the good ones!

See these...
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=-w77sLtz754

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=oj-EAMgZWtE&feature=related

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=7h3GPc_yMCE&feature=related


3 posted on 08/02/2008 8:26:37 AM PDT by netmilsmom (The Party of Darkness prefers to have the lights out.)
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To: BlessedMom92

It’s great to finally see some signs of intelligence in Hollywood. I can’t wait for the film to come out. I never go to the movies, but I will go to this one.


4 posted on 08/02/2008 8:37:43 AM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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And this is the IMDb link to the film

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190617/


5 posted on 08/02/2008 8:54:34 AM PDT by netmilsmom (The Party of Darkness prefers to have the lights out.)
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To: netmilsmom

Thanks for those links — they’re hilarious!


6 posted on 08/02/2008 8:54:39 AM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: BlessedMom92
Thanks for posting this. Everyone should take the time to read the article. It made me a little bit hopeful that there are some in Hollywood that actually still love this country and are not ashamed to go out on a limb to say it. As is mentioned in the article -- why should stating patriotism for the US put you out on a limb, anyway?

On the lighter side, from the article:

In the film, a rotund comedian named Rosie O'Connell makes an appearance on The O'Reilly Factor to promote her documentary, The Truth About Radical Christians. O'Reilly shows a clip, which opens with a pair of priests walking through an airport--as seen from pre-hijacking surveillance video--before boarding the airplane. Once onboard, they storm the cockpit using crucifixes as their weapon of choice. Next the documentary looks at the growing phenomenon of nuns as suicide bombers, seeking 72 virgins in heaven. A dramatization shows two nuns, strapped with explosives, board a bus to the cries of the other passengers. "Oh, no! Not the Christians!" O'Connell's work ends with a warning about new threats and the particular menace of the "Episcopal suppository bomber."

That is funny...

a_r

7 posted on 08/02/2008 9:13:42 AM PDT by arkady_renko (Vote Obama and make Michelle proud for once...)
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Wow. I was expecting another short article that comes along about a couple of “secret” conservatives with no details, and it turned out to be pretty detailed and interesting.


8 posted on 08/02/2008 9:19:50 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: BlessedMom92

“If this doesn’t work,” McEveety deadpans, “I won’t have a company.”


McEveety doesn’t have to worry. This movie sounds GREAT. I can’t wait. Where do I buy tickets?


9 posted on 08/02/2008 9:33:59 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: BlessedMom92
If he does pull this of, the left will never work in that town again. Look what they did to Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis. Obviously he's getting ready to retire.

I am sincerely hoping this will open up Hollywood to more films that vilify the left. It's long over due.

10 posted on 08/02/2008 10:09:11 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: Come in and get taxed)
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To: BlessedMom92
Zucker's latest movie, An American Carol, is unlike anything that has ever come out of Hollywood. It is a frontal attack on the excesses of the American left from several prominent members of a growing class of Hollywood conservatives. Until now, conservatives in Hollywood have always been too few and too worried about a backlash to do anything serious to challenge the left-wing status quo.

David Zucker

11 posted on 08/02/2008 10:20:08 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: mainestategop

The cast includes: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Robert Davi, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen and Kevin Sorbo. Dennis Hopper!? From Easy Rider?! It’s been a long, strange trip!


12 posted on 08/02/2008 10:49:57 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Obama "King of Kings and Lord of Lords")
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To: bamagirl1944

Opening 10/3, according to the article. I’m thinking of going in spite of my one-man boycott of Hollywierd’s tripe. The last movie I saw in theatre was “Return of the King”
I also never cared for the other Zucker movies mentioned, “Airplane” and “Kentucky Fried...”, Thought the humor was sophmoric.


13 posted on 08/02/2008 12:15:30 PM PDT by SkiKnee (It snows, therefore I ski.)
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To: BlessedMom92

ping for later


14 posted on 08/02/2008 12:31:45 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
He better not show any images of Mohammed, if he knows what's good for him!(sarcasm(?))
15 posted on 08/02/2008 12:35:04 PM PDT by airborne (Don't hate me because I'm white!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
The cast includes: Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Robert Davi, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen and Kevin Sorbo.

Wow ... didn't see that one coming.


16 posted on 08/02/2008 12:38:47 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: SkiKnee

i thought “kentucky fried movie” was the creation of john landis?


17 posted on 08/02/2008 9:20:25 PM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: airborne

Wow! These guys/gals have some cajones. I will definitely see it/buy it/show it at the squadron! We watched “Team America” about 1/2 dozen times in Iraq, and I still couldn’t drink anything liquid for fear of a snot-rocket on a particularly funny scene that I’d probably watched several times. I hope this hits the mark too.


18 posted on 08/02/2008 11:30:52 PM PDT by church16 (“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence..)
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To: church16

Was it the “d—ks and p-——s” speech?


19 posted on 08/02/2008 11:33:20 PM PDT by Clemenza (McCain/Palin; Maverick and the MILF)
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To: airborne
He better not show any images of Mohammed, if he knows what's good for him!(sarcasm(?))

You're right! With the way things are today, by making this movie, he might have to be afraid for his life...

20 posted on 08/03/2008 4:21:20 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: robomatik

You’re right. John Landis directed, Zucker was one of the writers. The Weekly Standard mentioned this movie in the article, I saw it sometime after I graduated High School, thought it was stupid. Its all a matter of taste, I guess.


21 posted on 08/03/2008 7:25:51 AM PDT by SkiKnee (It snows, therefore I ski.)
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To: BlessedMom92
David Alan Grier plays a slave in a scene designed to show Malone what might have happened if the United States had not fought the Civil War. As Patton explains to a dumbfounded Malone that the plantation they are visiting is his own, Grier thanks the documentarian for being such a humane owner. As they leave, another slave, played by Gary Coleman, finishes polishing a car and yells "Hey, Barack!" before tossing the sponge to someone off-camera.

LOL!

22 posted on 08/03/2008 7:51:21 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("[Obama acts] as if the very idea of permanent truth is passe, a form of bad taste"-Shelby Steele)
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To: BlessedMom92
From someone who usually goes to 1 to 2 movies per year (Narnia, Lord of the Rings is about it recently), I can not wait for this film. I hope it does very big box office.

Great to see all of these actors taking a bit of a risk too, just by appearing in the film. By the way, I saw a few pictures of Kevin Farley on the set, and boy, as he a dead ringer for Michael Moore!

23 posted on 08/03/2008 12:41:43 PM PDT by NYS_Eric
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To: Clemenza

No, although that was kind of funny. I think Michael Moore as suicide bomber took the cake.


24 posted on 08/03/2008 5:00:30 PM PDT by church16 (“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence..)
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