Skip to comments.Hollywood Takes on the Left
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. ......................
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Between this story and McCain's recent commercials mocking Obamalama, I wonder if a trend is starting.
Zucker is one of the good ones!
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.
And this is the IMDb link to the film
Thanks for those links — they’re hilarious!
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...
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.
“If this doesn’t work,” McEveety deadpans, “I won’t have a company.”
I am sincerely hoping this will open up Hollywood to more films that vilify the left. It's long over due.
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!
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.
ping for later
Wow ... didn't see that one coming.
i thought “kentucky fried movie” was the creation of john landis?
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.
Was it the “d—ks and p-——s” speech?
You're right! With the way things are today, by making this movie, he might have to be afraid for his life...
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.
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!
No, although that was kind of funny. I think Michael Moore as suicide bomber took the cake.