Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shooting in Palestine???

You'd presume a line like this

Shooting on "The Promised Land" is slated to begin this fall on location in Palestine.

would raise concern.

It really did appear -

A.  Where is this 'Palestine'?

B.  Isn't there enough shooting in the Promised Land?

But this is about that Michael Winterbottom film that, as far as I have been reliably informed, has not even gone into any production phases due to financial issues.

It has been criticised and even lambasted.

If creating something called (as above) "Palestine", then there really is concern for historical accuracy.  Even for the cinema.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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