Skip to comments.New "Animal Farm" Targets Capitalism
Posted on 12/28/2013 12:45:25 PM PST by VR-21
Actor Andy Serkis is set to direct an upcoming movie adaptation of George Orwells classic novel Animal Farm. But there will be a slight deviation from the storys original focus: rather than serve as a cautionary tale about Communist totalitarianism, this updated version will address Hollywoods predictable, go-to embodiment of evil, the Darth Vader of our time: corporate greed.
Orwells brilliant allegory Animal Farm was written during World War II as a satire on Soviet Communism (and very nearly wasnt published, critical as it was of our Russian ally). It has since been adapted to film twice, a British animated version in the mid-1950s, in which the ending was altered to be more upbeat for its young audience, and a live-action take in 1999 featuring talking animals with the voices of an all-star cast including Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patrick Stewart.
Serkis, known primarily for his role as Golem in the epic Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, and as the ape Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboots, announced that his version would address the political aspects of the novella, but not as overtly as the previous films: First and foremost, we are not making a film about Communism and Stalinism because if Orwell was writing the story today, he would be talking about other relevant topics like globalization and corporate greed, he explained.
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Orwellian Orwellianism. What will the Hollywood leftist scum think of next?
Stalinists have used 1984, Animal Farm, and Fahrenheit 451 as texts for attacking the Western establishment. This comes as no surprise.
Government is the greediest, most corrupt and murderous force on earth. Corporation only exist at the pleasure and service of government.
Doublethink in action.
Commuism and Stalinism are at play as much today.
Look at the Reds infested in government. Look at how they lie without morals about any damn thing. They have the spirit of Stalinists.
Just because we aren't in the gulags yet doesn't mean that proud terrorists like Bill Ayers wouldn't still like to see the Weather Underground's projected "25 million" killed (those who resist political re-education).
Well of course. Why am I not surprised?
First and foremost, we are not making a film about Communism and Stalinism because if Orwell was writing the story today, he would be talking about other relevant topics like globalization and corporate greed, he explained.
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Seems to me the Pigs in Animal Farm were always changing the posted rules or preaching revisionist histories, too.....
Considering the new author’s aversion to corporate greed, I assume the finished product will be uploaded to YouTube as a free offering.
“Golem” in Lord of the Rings ?? Already the “journalist” shows he’s a clown. . .it’s GOLLUM. . .
Any conservative film maker could easily drive this dreck into laughable oblivion.
Double plus good post. And Sirkis will be working for free.
I think it is fair to do a 1984 type movie on capitalism.
Corporatism like Big government is godless, souless, inhuman, unthinking in pursuit of its goals.
Corporatism wants to command and control but at least it will achieve material wealth even if peoples’s soul’s and spirituality are left wanting.
Big government is after the same thing, command and control, but not only leave’s man’s spiritual side wanting, it also leaves man’s material side wanting as well.
I think Capitalism run amok can be criticized on this level.
And do you believe the practicioners in this case even realize what they're doing?
Somehow, I doubt Serkis even understands his role -- useful idiot -- in all this.
Does he understand that he is, in fact, twisting Orwell into a knot in order to promote Communism and Stalinism?
Does he even know what these things are...???
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