September 17, 2006
The Lidless Eye Award
Well well, "international critics" at the Toronto Film Festival yesterday awarded a special "Fipresci prize" to the movie Death of a President:
The film, a fictional documentary showing the assassination of President Bush, was noted by the jury "for the audacity with which it distorts reality to reveal a larger truth."
Yes sir, you read it right: the movie that begins with Bush being gunned down and concludes with a "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"-like denouement, in which America's underlying Fascism, tyranny, and violent anti-Arab bigotry is revealed, was awarded a prize in Canada -- for being fake but accurate!
I'm pleased as poisoned punch to see that Mapesery is alive and well in Toronto. Dan Rather and the lidless eye of CBS will be proud indeed.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, September 17, 2006, at the time of 9:31 PM
TrackBack URL for this hissing: http://biglizards.net/mt3.36/earendiltrack.cgi/1254
The following hissed in response by: Nuclear Siafu
Huh. Must be something in the maple syrup; I don't see how any movie without at least one robot ninja car chase or its equivalent is worthy of squat from any awards committee.
So...now that insinuations have been made against the American people, I suppose it's only a matter of time until we start calling for the death of Canada, the Great Satan.
Any second now...
The above hissed in response by: Nuclear Siafu at September 17, 2006 10:46 PM
The following hissed in response by: MTF
The publicity may go to the left, but look who's in charge in Canada after the last election. The voters seem to disagree with the Film Festival jury!
The following hissed in response by: Big D
It must be ever so disquieting to be a liberal...fretting all the live-long day.
Post a comment
Thanks for hissing in, . Now you can slither in with a comment, o wise. (sign out)(If you haven't hissed a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Hang loose; don't shed your skin!)
© 2005-2009 by Dafydd ab Hugh - All Rights Reserved