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John Cusack film takes on Bush, Iraq
CANOE ^ | tara burghart

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at jam.canoe.ca ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: activistactors; doublestandard; filmactorsguild; johncusack; lovedclintonswars; newbie; shutupandsing; usefulidiot
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1 posted on 06/11/2006 7:14:25 PM PDT by World_Events
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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.
susie


2 posted on 06/11/2006 7:16:03 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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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.


3 posted on 06/11/2006 7:16:42 PM PDT by digger48
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If a filmmaker makes a movie of a tree falling in the forest, and nobody goes to see it, does it make a noise?


4 posted on 06/11/2006 7:18:00 PM PDT by jebeier (If you can't get it right on the death of Zarqawi, .... you can't get anything right.)
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They should flown the planes into Hollywood buildings instead... Maybe that would gotten their attention...


5 posted on 06/11/2006 7:19:19 PM PDT by DB ()
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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.


6 posted on 06/11/2006 7:19:21 PM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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When are these Hollywood and Broadway pussies going to take on the Mooselimbs?


7 posted on 06/11/2006 7:19:51 PM PDT by zarf (John Edwards is a schmuck.)
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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.)


8 posted on 06/11/2006 7:20:10 PM PDT by Lord Basil (Hate isn't a family value; it's a liberal one.)
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"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.


9 posted on 06/11/2006 7:20:30 PM PDT by navyguy
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No, no noise. You have to go see the movie.


10 posted on 06/11/2006 7:20:37 PM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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They should [have] flown the planes into Hollywood buildings instead

That, and the IRS

11 posted on 06/11/2006 7:21:23 PM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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Cusack has been a left wing wack for decades.


12 posted on 06/11/2006 7:21:32 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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John Pukesack


13 posted on 06/11/2006 7:22:44 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Left's reaction to "GODLESS": "They haven't hated a book this much since the Bible." (pissant))
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This is the perfectly wrong time to make a "message" movie about your liberal beliefs. The "Movie Morgue" is full of recent examples and yet they continue to crank out money-losers.

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.

14 posted on 06/11/2006 7:23:02 PM PDT by capt. norm (Ben Franklin: "Does thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of")
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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,

Translation: Clinton enforced the ban too, but we don't want you to know that.

15 posted on 06/11/2006 7:24:57 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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How much money does Hollywood have to lose before they start to catch on

Liberals never think what they're doing is wrong, just that they haven't been allowed to do enough of it yet.

16 posted on 06/11/2006 7:27:55 PM PDT by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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C'mon Cusack, I liked you. Better to keep your mouth shut and be considered a fool than open it and remove all doubt.
17 posted on 06/11/2006 7:28:30 PM PDT by inkling
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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.


18 posted on 06/11/2006 7:29:01 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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An anti-war themed film. How ground breaking and original.
19 posted on 06/11/2006 7:29:37 PM PDT by slowhand520
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How true.

As W.C Fields once said: "Sometimes you have to take the bull by the tail and face the situation".

20 posted on 06/11/2006 7:30:31 PM PDT by capt. norm (Ben Franklin: "Does thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of")
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