Saturday, November 14, 2009

Girlieman of the Week Award: Harald Kloser & Roland Emmerich

Girliemen of the Week

Date Awarded: November 06, 2009

Girliemen: Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich
Antics: Fatwa phobia

If you’ve seen the teasers for Columbia Pictures forthcoming flick, "2012", you’re painfully aware of its ‘we’re all going to die’ plot line. If you managed to elude the death and destruction-saturated teasers, I’ll give you a heads up. To this pagan scribbler, it looks like the kind of flick you’d get from the (past) master of disaster, Irwin Allen, if he wrote the screenplay while he was on the ultimate bad acid trip.

The prime mover on "2012" is Director Roland Emmerich, a film wrangler who is no stranger to wholesale, cinematic, destruction: "Independence Day", "Godzilla", "The Day After Tomorrow". Ready, willing and eager, to create havoc, Roland set out to destroy as many noteworthy landmarks as possible. St. Peters Basilica? Yup. Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue? Yup. The Red Shed? Yup. Taiwan’s Taipei 101 - the world’s tallest completed building? He’s got it in his sights.

Nothing, it seems, is safe from destruction, or is it?

‘...[T]here's one place that Emmerich wanted to demolish but didn't: the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure located in the center of Mecca. It's the focus of prayers and the site of the Hajj, the biggest, most important pilgrimage in Islam.

"Well, I wanted to do that, I have to admit," the filmmaker told "But my co-writer Harald [Kloser] said, 'I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie.' And he was right. We have to all, in the western world, think about this. You can actually let Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have ... a fatwa, and that sounds a little bit like what the state of this world is. So it's just something which I kind of didn't [think] was [an] important element, anyway, in the film, so I kind of left it out."...’ (Yahoo News)

For going gutless and girlie...for letting 7th century supernaturalists dictate what they can destroy in their movie...for giving raving Islamikaze moonbats a veto power over what can, and can’t, appear in a movie, Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser are the Politically Incorrect Gazette’s Girliemen of the Week.

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