Skip to comments.John Cusack film takes on Bush, Iraq
Posted on 06/11/2006 7:14:22 PM PDT by World_Events
CHICAGO (AP) - John Cusack's motivation for his latest film grew out of something he did not see - flag-draped caskets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Pentagon policy bans media coverage of America's war dead as their remains are returned. The administration of U.S. President George Bush has strongly enforced the ban, something Cusack describes as "one of the most shameful, disgraceful, cowardly political acts that I've seen in my lifetime."
So the actor started looking for a project that would illustrate "what happens when the coffins come home."
While Cusack's motivation for taking the part are political, he insists the movie is not. "It's kind of a spiritual story about grief and, hopefully, a little bit of redemption," Cusack said recently........
The actor said he wonders if people reading about his political opinions will keep some from seeing the movie. Others, he believes, will appreciate the timeliness.
"I feel that people will be interested in seeing the story of the human cost of this" war, Cusack said. "I think people are probably tired of being manipulated endlessly on the reasons and realities of this misadventure - political misadventure. I don't mean the soldiers fighting, I mean the civilian leadership."
Whatever the case, Cusack said he does not dwell on how his movies are initially received by the critics or public.
"I'm not worried about how it turns out in the first two months after it's released. A piece of art takes a while to be appreciated or not - if it is a piece of art. You try to make something that has some value and then in three, four or five years, it will still be interesting or it will have a pulse.
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I feel kinda sorry for actors. They spend an awful lot of time trying to convince the world that what they do really matters.
Won't have much trouble ignoring this d!ckhead. Can't think of a single movie he's in that I actually have seen all the way through.
If a filmmaker makes a movie of a tree falling in the forest, and nobody goes to see it, does it make a noise?
They should flown the planes into Hollywood buildings instead... Maybe that would gotten their attention...
That stems in part from the fact that they spend so much of their lives pretending to be what they could never in real life, they actually start believing they are who who/what they play.
When are these Hollywood and Broadway pussies going to take on the Mooselimbs?
What a brave man taking on Pres. Bush. We all know that just about everyone in Hollywood has taken on the Islamofacists. He dares to be different. (Insert sarcasm tag here just in case.)
"I feel that people will be interested in seeing the story of the human cost of this" war
Well, Thank God for John Cusack... I mean, after the Revolutionary War, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, the first GulfWar, Somalia and Afghanistan, we stupid Americans just haven't realized yet what the cost of war is. Thank God we have liberal geniuses like John Cusack to rub death in everyone's face. Otherwise we just wouldn't get it.
No, no noise. You have to go see the movie.
That, and the IRS
Cusack has been a left wing wack for decades.
How much money does Hollywood have to lose before they start to catch on.
Oh, wait a moment. I forgot that liberals never "catch on"....that's why they're liberals.
Translation: Clinton enforced the ban too, but we don't want you to know that.
Liberals never think what they're doing is wrong, just that they haven't been allowed to do enough of it yet.
Know what really burns my toast,these Hollyweird sh!ts don't give a rats a$$ about the soldiers or their families, this is just their excuse to bash President Bush. So in essence, they are once again using us for their own gain.
As W.C Fields once said: "Sometimes you have to take the bull by the tail and face the situation".
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