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COMIC-CON 2010: 'Captain America' director has different spin on hero: 'He's not a flag-waver'
LA Times ^ | 07.21.10

Posted on 07/21/2010 9:34:00 AM PDT by Perdogg

The director of "Captain America: The First Avenger," the 2011 summer blockbuster that will coincide with the character's 70th anniversary, says that the screen version of the hero will be true to his roots -- up to a certain point.

"We're sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers," said Joe Johnston, whose past directing credits include "Jurassic Park III" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." He's a guy that wants to serve his country but he's not a flag-waver. We're re-interpretating, sort of, what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was."

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1 posted on 07/21/2010 9:34:04 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Won’t be getting a nickel of my money.


2 posted on 07/21/2010 9:35:31 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: al baby; Artemis Webb; Extremely Extreme Extremist; lainie; lewisglad; PennsylvaniaMom; ...

ping


3 posted on 07/21/2010 9:35:50 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg

Not “re-interpretation,” “revisionism.” Can’t have a feller be too proud of the racist, imperialist United States in these days of liberal Hollywood enlightenment, can we?


4 posted on 07/21/2010 9:36:29 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Perdogg

Maybe they should call him Captain Islam instead.

Or Captain AmeriKKKa.

Won’t be seeing this trash.


5 posted on 07/21/2010 9:40:05 AM PDT by chris37
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To: Perdogg
lol...I knew Hollywood would @#$% this up.

I won't be seeing it.

6 posted on 07/21/2010 9:41:01 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Perdogg

Should the title be “Captian FU America”?


7 posted on 07/21/2010 9:41:01 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahm and George at Doe's when the knife came down)
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To: Perdogg

“It’s about what makes America great and what make the rest of the world great too.”

Gee, we’re all one big happy global family, aren’t we? No good people. No evil people, just misguided ones. Everything is relative, depending on your perspective. No right and wrong, in the traditional sense. All societies are equal to all others.

What a load of crap.

I wish these guys would leave our American icons alone, and invent new ones if they want to make a statement. All we seem to get these days are recycled themes from the past, but reinvented to be PC. Excuse me while I retch.


8 posted on 07/21/2010 9:43:40 AM PDT by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: Drill Thrawl
"Captain Curtains"

9 posted on 07/21/2010 9:44:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Perdogg
He's a guy that wants to serve his country but he's not a flag-waver

Sure, he loves his country so much he wants to change it into something completely different, something akin to a communist hell-hole.
10 posted on 07/21/2010 9:46:49 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Perdogg

Same with the new GI Joe movie.

Rather than being an American fighting force, they were a Brussels based International agency.

Even the new Superman ditched the “American way” slogan.


11 posted on 07/21/2010 9:47:49 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

Under 0bummer I have trouble waiving the flag, eventhough I love this country.


12 posted on 07/21/2010 9:50:33 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Captain already threw the tea party under the bus and backed a government superhero registration progam. No $ for marvel/Disney


13 posted on 07/21/2010 10:00:33 AM PDT by omega4179 (N0vember.)
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To: Perdogg
You can still fly Old Glory. Just turn her upside down until 2012.


14 posted on 07/21/2010 10:08:20 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: omega4179
He fought against the Superhero Registration Act and essentially became a domestic terrorist...but it all worked out because Obama pardoned him for his actions.

I kid you not...


15 posted on 07/21/2010 10:12:17 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: tx_eggman

Ditto....this producer is typical of Hollywood libtards stuck on stupid, then they wonder why their movies flop....go figure.


16 posted on 07/21/2010 10:14:58 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Perdogg
"He's a guy that wants to serve his country, but he's not a flag-waver."

And the Red Skull is not a Nazi fascist, in this movie he's a tea partier...
17 posted on 07/21/2010 10:19:34 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (u)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Yes, Captain Hating America.


18 posted on 07/21/2010 10:21:17 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Perdogg

Raping my childhood once again.


19 posted on 07/21/2010 11:06:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Perdogg

“Johnston has been hard at work on the London set of the film...”

Such an American production that they have to ditch the California labor unions and shoot in jolly old England.


20 posted on 07/21/2010 11:10:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Perdogg
"He wants to serve his country, but he's not this sort of jingoistic American flag-waver," Johnston said.

jin·go·ism  –noun
the spirit, policy, or practice of jingoes; bellicose chauvinism.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.

jin·go·ism
n. Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

If America is NOT number one, show me which nation is better.

21 posted on 07/21/2010 11:13:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Perdogg
Some pundits will pounce on all of this as another desecration of an American touchstone, but how many of them have ever read the books? The character, created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, was certainly unconflicted about his country and its mission during the clear-cut days of the 1940s, but it didn't always stay that way. In late 1974, for instance, in the months after President Nixon's resignation, Steve Rogers chucked the star-spangled costume and changed his hero name to Nomad (although, by 1976, Cap and original artist Kirby had the hero in bicentennial mode).

Yes and the liberals at Marvel Comics recently had Captain America and the Falcon criticizing the "antigovernment" "racist" teabaggers (huh huh, guffaw).

22 posted on 07/21/2010 11:17:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Perdogg
In 2007, Brubaker told the New York Daily News: "What I found is that all the really hard-core left-wing fans want Cap to be standing out on -- and giving speeches on -- the street corner against the George W. Bush administration, and all the really right-wing fans want him to be over in the streets of Baghdad, punching out Saddam Hussein."

The Left wants Crap Americant to spit on the nation's leadership and spout Code Pinko propaganda.

The "Right" (or traditionalists) wanted Captain America, 70 year published character, to engage in a fantasy skirmish with a tyrannical dictator.

23 posted on 07/21/2010 11:19:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Perdogg

People in the comics industry are generally a bit to the left of Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx...


24 posted on 07/21/2010 11:20:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Perdogg
Marvel Studios put itself on the map with two "Iron Man" films that racked up a combined $1.19 billion in box office and almost half of that business ($571 million) was beyond the U.S. and Canada.

More Hollyweird revisionism to appease foreign markets. Hollywood in the 1930s shelved content that was critical of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

This is not a good business model or an ethical decision.

Hollyweird is casting their lot in the foreign markets.

Recall that Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 was distributed and promoted in Lebanon by a terrorist network (recognized as such by our government).

"You" sold us out. No wonder you don't want Crap Americant waving a flag.

25 posted on 07/21/2010 11:22:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Perdogg; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
For Johnston, the imperative is an artistic one, not a commercial one. He wants a character that's more complicated than a flag, and a movie that entertains without borders. "Yeah, and it's also the idea that this is not about America so much as it is about the spirit of doing the right thing," the director said. "It's an international cast and an international story. It's about what makes America great and what make the rest of the world great too."

[Time Masheen starts] "We're gonna take you back, to the year 1939 when Charlie Chaplin and his nazi regime enslaved Europe and tried to take over the world... ...But then an even greater force emerged, the "Un"! And the "UN" un-nazied the world - forever." < /idiocracy >

26 posted on 07/21/2010 11:27:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: chris37

Wonder if they will include the retrocontinuity that established that Steve Rogers was NOT the first to take the experimental serum.

Y’see, Marvel now has it that poor black men were subjected to inhuman guinea pig testing before the white guy got the “good” stuff.

No joke.


27 posted on 07/21/2010 11:30:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Perdogg; a fool in paradise

28 posted on 07/21/2010 11:36:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

No ..it’s “Captain Omerica”....


29 posted on 07/21/2010 11:44:35 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Retired Greyhound
You can still fly Old Glory. Just turn her upside down until 2012.

Never! Unless my house in under attack, the stars are upper left.

30 posted on 07/21/2010 1:03:12 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c
"Unless my house in under attack, the stars are upper left."

Your house is under attack, FRiend.

31 posted on 07/21/2010 1:21:11 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound
I knew you would say that.

I hated it when the lefties did it during the Bush administration, and I hate it now. I refuse to fly my flag inverted.

32 posted on 07/21/2010 1:53:32 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

Fair enough. But if not now, when?

Our way of life is under attack. The lefties burn flags. I wouldn’t compare their nonsense to a legitimate distress call.

But I do understand and respect your devotion to Old Glory. I pray that she remains Glorious.


33 posted on 07/21/2010 2:45:25 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; ...

I’m surprised he isn’t waving a Mexican flag. Thanks Perdogg.


34 posted on 07/21/2010 4:13:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Fair enough. But if not now, when?

Perhaps if I am under physical attack from a foreign enemy.

But I do understand and respect your devotion to Old Glory. I pray that she remains Glorious.

Indeed! Let's make it happen in November and again in 2012!

35 posted on 07/21/2010 4:29:35 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

“Perhaps if I am under physical attack from a foreign enemy. “

There is a foreign enemy in the White House, but I hope and pray that you a never physically attacked.


36 posted on 07/21/2010 4:39:22 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Perdogg

This is going to suck just like “G.I. Joe”.


37 posted on 10/17/2010 9:05:19 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DARE TO DREAM THE DREAM...Work like you want 100 Seats on November 2! -J.S.)
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