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Old Oct 20th 2012, 11:44 PM
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This show about a bipolar CIA agent has become one of my favorites after true blood. But in the last three episodes they have stirred the ilk of the Lebanese by portraying our country in a not to flattering way. http://seattletimes.com/html/enterta...rmid=head_mainl


The main problem the Lebanese seem to have is the portrayal of Hamada street in that way. But, for me this was just an issue of pretend ignorance on the side of the show's Israeli creators. While Gemara street is nothing like that movie portrays, there is another region that is exactly that, and that region is dahyeh which is the south Beirut headquarters of hizballah supporters.

So really the producers were wrong about Hamara street and about the dress code of harms street, but not about Lebanon in general. Sorry Lebanese ministers.
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This show about a bipolar CIA agent has become one of my favorites after true blood. But in the last three episodes they have stirred the ilk of the Lebanese by portraying our country in a not to flattering way. http://seattletimes.com/html/enterta...rmid=head_mainl


The main problem the Lebanese seem to have is the portrayal of Hamada street in that way. But, for me this was just an issue of pretend ignorance on the side of the show's Israeli creators. While Gemara street is nothing like that movie portrays, there is another region that is exactly that, and that region is dahyeh which is the south Beirut headquarters of hizballah supporters.

So really the producers were wrong about Hamara street and about the dress code of harms street, but not about Lebanon in general. Sorry Lebanese ministers.
Show business has never been overly concerned about details. They're in the business of entertainment.
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Old Oct 21st 2012, 10:39 AM
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Show business has never been overly concerned about details. They're in the business of entertainment.
They are also interested in propaganda.
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They are also interested in propaganda.
If there's money in it.
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If there's money in it.
Or a political group that pays them.
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Or a political group that pays them.
Money's money. It has zero ideology and 20th Century Fox is in it for the money.
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Money's money. It has zero ideology and 20th Century Fox is in it for the money.
And the US government has a long (and public) history of paying good money for Hollywood to make movies (and tv shows) featuring politically approved messages.

In the Defense Department, the Navy is most active in spending money in that direction. Notice a how many pro-Navy films get made? Remember Top Gun? Those were Navy pilots, not Air Force.

And it isn't just that. The New Zealand Tourist Board was one of the original and principal investors in the LOTR enterprise. On condition that the movie was shot in New Zealand of course. Self-serving government propaganda that was.
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And the US government has a long (and public) history of paying good money for Hollywood to make movies (and tv shows) featuring politically approved messages.

In the Defense Department, the Navy is most active in spending money in that direction. Notice a how many pro-Navy films get made? Remember Top Gun? Those were Navy pilots, not Air Force.

And it isn't just that. The New Zealand Tourist Board was one of the original and principal investors in the LOTR enterprise. On condition that the movie was shot in New Zealand of course. Self-serving government propaganda that was.
Most entertainment projects, like any other medium to large endeavor with risk, are financially syndicated. The average investor has little interest in who else participates, only the ROI. You'd be shocked at how much investment comes from blind trusts secured by layers of lawyers to shield the participant(s). That any government openly invests in such a project isn't surprising. What government investments are behind blind trusts would be the interesting factor.
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One quick point e name of the street is Hamra. I wrote this thread on the iPad and it keeps correcting me.
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Most entertainment projects, like any other medium to large endeavor with risk, are financially syndicated. The average investor has little interest in who else participates, only the ROI. You'd be shocked at how much investment comes from blind trusts secured by layers of lawyers to shield the participant(s). That any government openly invests in such a project isn't surprising. What government investments are behind blind trusts would be the interesting factor.
What money is there in I accurately portraying Lebanon? Except the money from pro Zionist lobbies?
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