Skip to comments.I Am David: Newly released film starring Jim Caviezel
Posted on 12/05/2004 12:43:12 PM PST by eleni121
Another great film for the whole family. It deals with the search for freedom, a child escaping from the Communist bloc. BUT, it's not being released throughout the nation...just 14 states last I checked.
BUMP for important films.
Well of course Hollywood isn't going to do anything that would put a bad light on their hero Joe Stalin.
Oh yeah...Hollywood has a hard time making movies that depict the brutalities of Communism.
Hitler...yeah, but Stalin Lenin Castro Mao ad nauseum...hands off.
Another film that's going to take lots of action to get to WNY theaters.
The MSM and Hollywood establishment effectively buried Jim Caviezel's last film, "Bobby Jones". In fact, the leftie lib critic in my local paper, the leftie lib Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, rejoiced in one review that the audience on opening day consisted of himself and a scant few others. They were ecstatic that they helped bury this film with bad reviews, this film starring Jim Caviezel who had dared to go against their anti-religious ethics and portray Jesus Christ.
The only other film Hollywood produced, that even tried to criticize Stalin that I know of is "The Inner Circle."
McCullough: "If you could portray an historical biography and you had an unlimited budget, unlimited support cast and everything you could ask for, who would it be?"
Asner: "Well, you know something, they've played Hitler, nobody has ever really touched Stalin, it just occurred to me. It's not because I am a liberal or anything like that. Stalin is one big damn mystery, I wonder why nobody has tried it? Many people, you know, speak of the fact that he killed more people than Hitler why does nobody touch him? It's strange. So, and he was about my size, my height with a wig I probably could do it."
Actually Robert Duvall portrayed Stalin in an HBO made-for-cable movie a few years back.
Asner could play Beria well...he looks and behaves just like him.
I heard the interview Ms. Ingraham had with J.C. (wonder if that was a sign to Mr. Gibson!?)...
it was very good.
And, not suprisingly, the only listed limited opening venue in ALL of California
is in San Bernadino...
Hmmm...I might investigate taking a road trip just to see it on the big screen...
Thanks for posting this column.
I just heard Laura Ingraham RAVING about this wonderful movie. She interviewed Jim Caviezel. She also kept making the point that it is suitable for children. Wonder if it will be on disc so that I can get it for my grandchildren who are prisoners in a public school.
Darn! I want to see this? No mention from the Television about this, not that I am suprised, I hope to see it..Looks great!
You are aware that there is speculation that Beria killed Stalin by poisoning him, when he got wind that Stalin was about to kill him and the rest of the Politburo. I saw a Russian-made documentary on Stalin, that allegedly had Beria telling the rest of the Politburo members, "I just saved all of you."
An excellent article that analyzes Hollywood's deliberate inability to tackle the Stalin horrors. (you have to read more than just the first few paragraphs)
But we get Ocean's 12 shoved down out throats from the media, I wouldn't see it because most of the actors I do not care for with the exception of Matt Damon a down to earth kind of guy.
This film looks wonderful
That was an improper citation of the quote that I corrected (both appear in the article, only one is right) BEFORE I posted it. This means that what you post may not be what OTHERS see you post (at least for a time being) if you use the preview option.
"...grandchildren who are prisoners in a public school."
I keep hearing this a lot lately. Are their parents doing anything to liberate them? (you do not have to answer...it's mostly a rhetorical question)
Will it be coming to blue states?
Yes I have heard this about Beria and Stalin....cruel and crueler
What is the name of the Russian documentary you saw?
Will it be coming to blue states?
I have to chuckle...you sound just like me. Plaintively wondering why this movie is not being released nationwide! I have emailed the producers and hope to get a response.
This is the email for Walden, the producers...ask them why they won't release nationwide.
That quote appears towards the end of McCullough's column.
And Michael Medved's been trying very hard to flog "Christmas with the Kranks" into popularity.
Both films are getting terrible reviews across the board (for "David" there are some positive reviews, for "Kranks" almost none) - and it doesn't look like just leftist bias, rather a recognition that both movies just aren't very good. Go to rottentomatoes.com and take a look.
Sometimes a thing is simply what it is. No conspiracy involved.
Kill tally: Approximately 20 million, including up to 14.5 million needlessly starved to death. At least one million executed for political "offences". At least 9.5 million more deported, exiled or imprisoned in work camps, with many of the estimated five million sent to the 'Gulag Archipelago' never returning alive. Other estimates place the number of deported at 28 million, including 18 million sent to the 'Gulag'.
Good reference work (probably easily found at amazon.com)
"The Black Book of Communism".
IIRC, it was even authored (mostly?) by French writers...
Critics and wannabe critics regularly give rave reviews to abject junk...how about letting us viewers decide what we like?
i thought asner as "santa" in "elf" was one of the meanest portrayals i have ever seen...it revealed him for what he is...a nasty old man full of hate, just like when he told sean hannity he hates him...it was truly shocking and mean, revealing him for what he is.
Well, of course. But I still read reviews, and RottenTomatoes.com is a great resource. Not all reviews, and reviewers, are wrong.
Re: Ed Asner: 'Hannity's next ... just like we went after Limbaugh'
I've been saying for years that our side must go on the offensive against these types. Lets end some careers, bankrupt some bigwigs, make a few of these people homless.
Our side is notably weak in this area, I am sorry to say. They keep doing this because they have discovered that there is no downside to attacking. Until some of them suffer personally from it, they will keep doing it.
Not responding to bad behavior only enocurages bad behavior.
NY Times obituary of Stalin
It was called "Monster", I believe, it ran on the History Channel a few years back.
How was the Duvall movie, Stalin? I never saw it, but I know Duvall despises communism. I figure he wouldn't make a movie that would glorify the man.
One reason I wouldn't be surprised by a Hollywood critique of Stalin is that the Left is ready and willing to offer him up as the real problem in the Soviet Union, in order to exempt the communist system.
The quote was refuted in his adendum:
Saw it Friday night. Had lots of people from the cast of The Passion. Jim as a adult friend of the main character while he was in the prison camp, the guy that played Pontius, and the guy that played Peter in The Passion.
No great special effects, just a great adventure movie that IS, accept for a non-graphic shooting scene, suitable for children. A very eye opening snap shot at life in a prison camp....and the beauty of people and places outside of a prision camp.
I highly recommend it.
Thanks for your review. You are fortunate that it showed in your area.
If we boycott entertainers who abuse their access to the media to spout political diatribes, we are administering "a chill wind", yet when they orchestrate a smear campaign of conservative political commentators, they are proud of it.
It is leftist McCarthyism is what it is. Yet Senator McCarthy was RIGHT about there being communists working for the Soviets in our government and Hollywood. Zogby fudged his numbers and was wrong about Kerry winning the election. Rather was wrong about his critics and defended hoaxed documents...
Bush wins. Traitors lose.
The War On Error, to stamp out media lies, still has a way to go.
I thought that one film that showed the horrors of communism was "The Killing Fields".
I was thinging more along the lines of employing the same tactics that are used against our side. Our side needs to get meaner - frankly, from what I have seen in my 20 years as a GOPer, we don't have what it takes to get that mean.
Put me in charge of the counteroffensive, though - I'll end some careers and enjoy a nice cigar afterwards.
Actually, I'd put some people in wheelchairs, but that's just my hot-headed Sonny Corleone Sicilian side talking! :-)
"I just heard Laura Ingraham RAVING about this wonderful movie."
I liked Caveziel's little story about how the actor that he worked with in "I Am David"
also ended up as Pontius Pilate in "The Passion"...
"the guy that played Pontius, and the guy that played Peter in The Passion. "
Wow, you're right. I heard Caveziel mention the "Pontius" character, but maybe
I didn't hear about the Peter character (or he didn't mention him):
That is definitely another one.
So is "Eleni", the film that depicts Communists during the civil war in Greece in the 40s from the book written by the victim's son, Nicholas Gage.
Matt Damon is a leftie too, but he's an excellent actor, not afraid to do "small" quality movies. The others in Oceans are just pretty faces. And getting less pretty every day. Brad Pitt has had so much "work" to keep that baby face that he'll never be able to tackle grown-up roles convincingly. ButI think Damon will age appropriately and be around for decades. His pal Affleck, the prettier boy in Good Will Hunting, has already past his peak.
"Both films are getting terrible reviews across the board (for "David" there are some
positive reviews, for "Kranks" almost none)"
Maybe the "Kranks" isn't high art.
But if anything convinced me that I'll at least buy the DVD, it was the "stinger" to
Ebert and Roeper's review, available on-line at this URL:
Listen to the review from about 2:38 to end (2:50).
I wonder if Ebert (with ANY review partner) has ever complained about the
lack of mention of Jesus in a "Christmas" film before "Kranks".