Sunday, September 13, 2009

Idiocy around Darwin's biopic - Creation

It appears that Darwin's biopic, Creation, is having a hard time finding a US distributor - because of the controversial nature of the topic. Huh? This doesn't make much sense - and I think something is missing here. First of all, studios love controversies. This allows free publicity. Second, is Creation really more controversial than say Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ or Kevin Smith's Dogma (Alanis Morissette as God and angels with machine guns ... actually now to think of it, this is not a bad premise)? Yes, these movies drew protests, but the distributors didn't shy away from them. Stay tuned...but I definitely think that it will receive a full distribution in the US. If not, then this is simply lunacy.

In any case, I will wait to see what is happening around the movie. Here is the news story:

Creation, starring Paul Bettany, details Darwin's "struggle between faith and reason" as he wrote On The Origin of Species. It depicts him as a man who loses faith in God following the death of his beloved 10-year-old daughter, Annie.

The film was chosen to open the Toronto Film Festival and has its British premiere on Sunday. It has been sold in almost every territory around the world, from Australia to Scandinavia.

However, US distributors have resolutely passed on a film which will prove hugely divisive in a country where, according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of evolution.

The film has sparked fierce debate on US Christian websites, with a typical comment dismissing evolution as "a silly theory with a serious lack of evidence to support it despite over a century of trying".

Jeremy Thomas, the Oscar-winning producer of Creation, said he was astonished that such attitudes exist 150 years after On The Origin of Species was published.

"That's what we're up against. In 2009. It's amazing," he said.

It is even more depressing knowing that the most offensive movie this year got a widespread distribution: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Ok ... so this was only an offense to all your senses.


No Brit said...

Everybody knows The Americans are another species the british HATE with an unbridled passion.

The british hate that The Americans are another species, so they’re trying to make them look like… get this… religious people. HAHAHAHA The brits are such poor losers. They invented Afrocentrism to fool the Africans into building their Israel, but that didn’t work. And they NEVER fooled The Americans from Day 0. Columbus couldn’t even do that!!

The british are such dumb, poor and hateful religious liars, losers and cowards.

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