Saturday, 2 October 2010

That 'Film' Blacklash Continues

From the Guardian (my emphasis):
Backlash over Richard Curtis's 10:10 climate film
Short movie backing CO2 campaign is pulled after Four Weddings writer's joke backfires
And:
The charities that backed a Richard Curtis film for the 10:10 environmental campaign said yesterday that they were "absolutely appalled" when they saw the director's four-minute short, which was withdrawn from circulation amid a storm of protest...Distribution plans for UK cinemas have now been scrapped.
And:
The charity ActionAid [said] "but the moment this film was seen it was clear it was inappropriate."
And:
At least three other groups linked to 10:10 confirmed they had privately expressed their concern. "Absolutely appalled" was the reaction from one, while another told the Observer: "The great fear was that it would just take the focus off the programme.
And:
A statement from the Guardian, backer of 10:10, which exclusively showcased No Pressure, said: "The film may have been somewhat tasteless.
This whole experience is what happens when you stick copious numbers of 'insulated-sanctimonious-Guardian-type' people in a room, after a Friday liquid lunch, to come up with 'creative ideas' for a film, without the real world invited to the meeting to say; hmm maybe this is inappropriate.

Update: I've just seen that EUReferendum has a post here.

6 comments:

  1. I just can't beleive they didn't see this coming.
    These righteous folk, whatever adgenda they're pushing, really do live in a world of their own don't they.

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  2. The film is disgusting. But at least it confirms what we always suspected about the climate change hysterics. They have no regard for humans. I wonder what makes them hate themselves and the rest of mankind. I do believe they are genetically challenged.

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  3. @Bucko, they certainly do live in their own world. That's the problem.

    @JIC, The film is certainly inappropriate, and I agree in parts disgusting. The fact that it is has been pulled from cinemas by the makers, means that the people involved also agree with us, albeit reluctantly.

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  4. A PR disaster of epic proportions. The game has changed. When they made this film they were blissfully unaware.

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  5. I checked that link to EU Referendum. Great. Now we're going to have endless re-workings, a la Hitler in the bunker, which will go some way to legitimise this tasteless celebration of murder as entertainment.

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  6. How about a Sony and O2 product burning day, they sponsor these 10:10 idiots.

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