Skip to comments.Sony Hosted Obama Fundraiser, Releasing Bin Laden Movie Before Election
Posted on 08/10/2011 9:27:20 PM PDT by MissesBush
There may be an overtly political reason that moviegoers will be seeing the story of the Osama bin Laden raid just before they vote for president. Sony Pictures, the company distributing next year's film, hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama on their studio's premises in California last April. So far, Sony is the only major studio to hold a political fundraiser this cycle. According to Deadline Hollywood, Sony will release the bin Laden movie, directed by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, on October 12, 2012--less than a month before the presidential election.
"The eyebrow does go up when you see the release date," says Douglas Urbanski, a Hollywood producer and conservative radio talk show host. Urbanski said he believes Bigelow's movie will be straightforward and apolitical, much like her 2009 war film The Hurt Locker (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture). But Sony's decision to release the bin Laden movie just weeks before the election, he says, is most likely "very, very deliberate."
Urbanski was a producer for The Contender, a 2000 political thriller with a plot that sympathized with a sex scandal-plagued Democrat and demonized a conservative Republican member of Congress. The movie was released on October 13, 2000. "It was without a doubt a deliberate attempt to influence the election," says Urbanski.
Sony Pictures could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Seals got Obama.
The only thing Obama killed was our children’s future.
Can you say fascism.
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Leni Riefenstahl is alive and well.
I wonder who will play the part of Obama???
I’m sure that this will be a propaganda movie, and will show that Obama was courageous and determined to move this mission forward. It will probably hint that Obama was on the trail of Bin Laden on Day 1 of his presidency, but due to the need for secrecy, didn’t want to tip his hand on what he was doing.
It will be propaganda. At best it will be a sort of historical fiction.
Will the young adults who are the biggest movie audience go see it? If they don’t, Sony could have the embarrassment of a box office bomb on its hands.
I will state right now that I will NOT go see the Obama movie.
I wonder if there will be fawning reviews of this movie from all the movie critics.
Yep. This would make Leni Riefenstahl blush. Disgusting.
I just canceled my Sony movie channel on DirecTV and will never again buy another Sony product.
[and believe me, I’ve spent many thousands on their cameras, TVs, DVD recorders, car and home stereos, desk and laptop PCs, etc]
“I wonder who will play the part of Obama???”
Is Don Knotts still alive?
It will be a flop and in fact, it might back fire on 0bama.
Most 0bama supporters probably won’t go and the rest of us definately won’t go.
Crass, arrogant, spoiled, obnoxious bastards!
I have a strong suspicion it will be a total flop and prove to be a gigantic embarrassment to them all.
Yep, whatever happened to Barney Fife??? LOL
As an aside, I once talked to someone and mistakenly referred to Barney Frank as Barney Fife. Turns out this person was liberal,and didn’t see the humor. It was actually unintentional on my part, but, they couldn’t laugh about it. Where’s the liberal sense of humor????
I can’t think offhand of any black actors who might be a believable Obama. Well, the magic of makeup and editing and voice overs will make someone resemble Obama.
If Sony products weren’t so good, I’d return the Sony SW radio my wife bought me for my birthday a few months back before we knew this.
I am a young adult and I saw The Hurt Locker, but I am not interested at all in something that is deliberately played just to show us a failure of a president doing something against his wishy-washy set of foreign policy ideas.
The Rat Party screamed bloody murder at the mere mention of 9/11 fearing images of Bush at the site would lose them a vote or two.
I remember not long after 9/11/2001 callers to talk shows emphatically denouncing the American Flag and swearing to oppose it wherever -- it's too Republican they said.
Even Rat Party employees of the MSM refused Flag pins -- now the July 4th Independence Day will likely be banned, a Harvard (I think, and no surprise) study showed that it was a "Republican" holiday -- especially dangerous for young children who could be influenced to honor America as a Republican.
You cannot have dialog with sick minds and mental retards. It's best to just get it (whatever it turns out to be) over with.
I’ve always bought Sony products. I can now say that I’ve purchased my last one. And believe me, I’m one of those lowlifes that REALLY holds a grudge. Once you piss me off, you’re toast. I also like to spread the word to my friends. Sony will be losing some customers over this. It may not be a lot but every little bit hurts. IMHO.
Just wrote Sony an e-mail-as I understand it, they are underwriting Barrys re-election movie. Heres their comment card website, if youd like to ....communicate with them.
Underwriting the Bin Laden Death movie for Stevie Dunhams re-election?.....
Overseas loot? Kinda sounds illegal to me.
Republican Peter King, who heads the Homeland Security Committee,asked the inspectors general of the CIA and Defense Department to determine what consultations occurred in the Obama administration about providing Hollywood with access to covert military operators and clandestine CIA officers.
They should get Shirley Q. Liquor. That would be perfect.
“This president, by all appearances, makes Richard Nixon look like an Eagle Scout.”
Richard Nixon? Please.
Nixon was an Eagle scout compared to ANY of the Democrat presidents of the past 50 years.
The LeftMedia has distorted history to the point that the jaywalking crime of Watergate is now the benchmark for all political corruption.
I wonder who will play the part of Obama???
Is Phyllis Diller still alive?
The New Yorker Under the Microscope
By Zeke Turner
The New Yorker ran a play-by-play about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Ladens compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It was quickly accepted as one of the most impressive pieces of magazine journalism so far this year ASME bait and bound to be a major motion picture screenplay.
Schmidles age, 32, and his family his father is Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., the deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command.
....no SEALs were interviewed is critical to allowing readers to determine how much credibility they should put into this account. Paul Craig Roberts, a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury and former editor at The Wall Street Journal called it a story planted on Nicholas Schmidle. The White House clearly blessed the dramatic reconstruction of the mission, Maureen Dowd wrote Sunday in the Times.
Let’s hope. I have little faith it will happen with the right results.
The movie will be a non-event. Other than the Sony people, Obama’s Hollywood pals and the liberals who will vote for him anyway- who else will watch and be swayed by it?
I think they are busy right now with:
Sony suffers yet another setback in 2011..they were torched in London...and
PlayStation franchise was hit by a massive hack.
Too bad Bob Denver's not around still - as Barack O. Krebs.
When one of them comes out with a book no one in his right mind would waste the time to read or money to buy, rich benefactors and corporate toadies buy millions of copies that go into storage somewhere, in return for fat government contracts.
They could buy millions of tickets, but folks are bound to notice that no one is actually sitting in the theaters, so they’ll probably hire drunks and bums to fill the seats, and one way or another, taxes will pay for it.
This could get expensive.
Obama is using the military as a prop to promote his damned election. He is putting our fighters in danger for political gain.
Now I don’t feel so sorry for the Sony warehouse that the communists, anarchists, criminals and jihadists burnt to the ground in England.
Gee...I could come up with a lot of “empty gun/one bullet” jokes for *that*....:)
I would bet you money that *if* the Maggot In Chief ever gets a bio-pic made, Will Smith will be all over it like....well, you know.
Charles Nelson Reilly?
[wish Richard Pryor was still here...that would be hilarious]
With ticket prices what they are someone could host a NOT this movie fundraiser for the military in which people send in the price a movie ticket WOULD cost if they were to go to the movie. Maybe for Seals 6 families, college funds or something. Sort of a boycott but with a twist to it.
This video and (English transcript, sub-titles, if/when available) of the eye-witness could take the edge off that plan.
Someone should download and save the video so it does not disappear. Sadly I don’t know how to do this
It didn’t work for John Glenn with The Right Stuff and it won’t work for Obama.In fact, it will backfire big time.
The economy will be so bad in a year, people will be sleeping at voting places anyway in order to get rid of this guy. They won’t even see it lol
It will be a great movie.
America will finally find out what hole Obama was playing on the Golf Course when the Secret Service came and got him to take him back to the Situation Room.
As for me, I’m still wondering whose Suit Jacket he was given to cover up his Golf attire.
I can't even feign shock.
“The Hurt Locker” won a lot of awards and no one saw it. Movie fans aren’t interested in Hollywood’s “nuanced” views of America’s military and it’s accomplishments. This picture will be similar - lots of awards and critics ooing and aahing for a moral-equivalence movie no one will pay to see. It certainly will not win re-election for Obama - his presidency has snowballed past the Carter standard for failure and the only thing that can save him now is a terrible GOP candidate running a terrible campaign.
Yep. This would make Leni Riefenstahl blush.
Triumph of the Swill.
Triumph of the Swill
We try. Leni was a brilliant film maker, Obama’s
minions can’t hold a candle to her.
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