Thursday, April 13, 2017
Partly, we reacted with some annoyance because the paranoia by the left over Trump is just so old and boring..
But mostly the reaction was a shrug
Nonetheless we still felt on writing about this trivial festival because it allows us to touch on broader points..
They can make a million-billion movies depicting interracial couples with bi-racial children as 'normal', depict Islam as something beautiful and peaceful and promote gay marriage & the transgender lifestyle as if valid until blue in the face
But in spite of all the outward PC double-talk of hyphenated names and uber-tolerance for every deviance, deep down people still know right from wrong and express those thoughts privately to others they can trust
Think of it like a glorified flea mart for films except everyone dresses up with expensive gowns and tuxedos
To show how completely inconsequential Cannes is, here is a list of its most recent winners of the Palme d'Or which is that artsy-fartsy French way of saying 'Best Picture':
We never heard of this winner from last year and guarantee you did not either. since the film was not even released in the US a full year after winning that um, so-called prestigious award
It's about the self titled character who is denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work; we've no idea if it is a true story or not, but really who cares..
Once again, a film that pretty much no one has ever heard of about Sri Lanka refugees fleeing to France.
It made $248,000 in US box office meaning based on $8 per movie ticket, 31,000 people in a nation of over 320 million people bothered to see it
Yet again, bet you never ever heard of it.. The film deal with wealth and power inequality in Turkey.. Another film never released in the US
Notice the pattern? None of the films are joyous or uplifting and all deal with political/social issues rather than seeking to enlighten or inspire
We will do a couple more just to re-emphasize the point
A few may know this one because of the soft-core porn intense sex scenes vividly depicted between two young women and probably because of it, the film was able to make $2.1 million in the US which is still very paltry
Wonder if it would have won if the film tackled lesbianism in a negative way? You know the answer..
If you've ever seen this film and are not French, you are a liar; the film is about an elderly French couple and one suffers a stroke and partial paralysis
Did you notice that not only did you really never heard of any of those films, they weren't even good enough to be nominated for Golden Globes much less the Oscars in any major category..
By the way who won the 2004 election?
Yes, Bush so guess the fake documentary was not too influential was it..
And neither will any of the Trump-hating shit that will be shown at the 2017 festival..
Every film made, no matter big or small, quality or crap has costs - actors, the crew behind the scenes who do everything from costumes to set design, caterers, location costs, insurance, etc
There is an expenditure of money going out and unless these propaganda peddlers can find super-wealthy people willing to invest in something they know beforehand will be a major financial loss for purposes of tax write-off, it is all a big waste of time and energy
Much less expensive to write an anti-Trump manifesto and circulate via email to like minded liberal morons..
We're still waiting for someone with the guts to submit to Cannes a film about what total unethical, corrupt and/or criminal pieces of garbage Obama or Hillary was/is or how every single value and belief held by liberals is Wrong
Yep.. We'll be waiting a Longggg Time on that..
In fact the more negativity that comes from the entertainment community and media, the more we should take great comfort Trump is keeping his word and doing as promised
So if/when he gets praised, that's when its time to feel queasy..
Posted by Susquehanna at Thursday, April 13, 2017