Anti-American, anti-Semitic film a hit in Turkey

The anti—American and anti—Semitic movie Valley of the Woves—Iraq, described by Lee Kaplan here, is a hit with audiences in Turkey, at least according to the New York Times.

...scenes show ruthless marines killing Iraqis and soldiers mistreating inmates at Abu Ghraib prison. A Jewish—American doctor, played by Gary Busey, is shown as shipping inmates' organs to New York, London and Israel. All these, according to the screenwriter, Bahadir Ozdener, were inspired by real events.

Zane said he was not bothered by the movie's anti—American tone, adding that the horrors of war should be exposed.

"I acted in this movie because I'm a pacifist," he said in a televised interview. "I'm against all kinds of war."

Whatever its artistic merits, the movie... has already broken Turkish box office records....

Although the Times article pooh—poohs the damage this film may be doing, the spectacle of even minor Hollywood stars lending their names to this vile garbage is disgusting. The film will apparently pay—off its backers handsomely at the box office.

Must we anticipate a second and third wave of anti—American actors lending their names and presence to such dreck?

The question answers itself. What values in Hollywood would stop them?

Hat tip: Ed Lasky

Thomas Lifson  2 14 06

The anti—American and anti—Semitic movie Valley of the Woves—Iraq, described by Lee Kaplan here, is a hit with audiences in Turkey, at least according to the New York Times.

...scenes show ruthless marines killing Iraqis and soldiers mistreating inmates at Abu Ghraib prison. A Jewish—American doctor, played by Gary Busey, is shown as shipping inmates' organs to New York, London and Israel. All these, according to the screenwriter, Bahadir Ozdener, were inspired by real events.

Zane said he was not bothered by the movie's anti—American tone, adding that the horrors of war should be exposed.

"I acted in this movie because I'm a pacifist," he said in a televised interview. "I'm against all kinds of war."

Whatever its artistic merits, the movie... has already broken Turkish box office records....

Although the Times article pooh—poohs the damage this film may be doing, the spectacle of even minor Hollywood stars lending their names to this vile garbage is disgusting. The film will apparently pay—off its backers handsomely at the box office.

Must we anticipate a second and third wave of anti—American actors lending their names and presence to such dreck?

The question answers itself. What values in Hollywood would stop them?

Hat tip: Ed Lasky

Thomas Lifson  2 14 06