Sunday, September 20, 2020

HINDU FILMMAKER REACHES AGREEMENT WITH MUSLIM PROTESTERS

February 2, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Ending a row between Indian Hindu filmmakers and Muslim protesters, director Kamal Hassan said today (Saturday) that he has agreed to mute the audio in several scenes of his spy thriller Vishwaroopam that the protesters had deemed offensive. Following a five-hour mediation conference overseen by Home Secretary R. Rajagopal of the state government of Tamil […]

HERZOG SAYS LAWRENCE OF ARABIA “NOT THAT GOOD”

December 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival, famed German director Werner Herzog (Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Nosferatu; Cave of Forgotten Dreams) has disparaged Lawrence of Arabia as “not really that good anymore.” Herzog criticized the screenplay by Robert Bolt for depicting the Arab world as “very stupid.” He added: “Lawrence […]

BACKLASH HITS NPR FOLLOWING WILLIAMS FIRING

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after NPR fired liberal commentator Juan Williams after he admitted during a Fox News interview that he worries when he sees people in “Muslim garb” board an airplane, Fox News extended Williams’s contract for a reported $2 million a year. Williams also found defenders across the entire political spectrum. “He’s an honest man,” […]

MUSLIM RADICALS TARGET “SOUTH PARK” CREATORS

April 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An extremist Muslim website has warned South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that “they will probably wind up” assassinated like Dutch documentary filmmaker Theo van Gogh for producing an episode of their animated series that, in part, lampooned the fear of the media to depict the prophet Muhammad. (When Comedy Central refused to […]