Thursday, May 05, 2011

Casting is underway

If I ever run for office it will be with the slogan "hang and flog." I will also have manifesto commitments to bring back the press gang and the work house, so it is not a bleeding heart that makes me think there is something very rum about this Obama/Osama business.

What was a photographer supposed to be doing in the Situation Room as the operation unfolded, for example?

That I can just about understand as undignified PR, but when I read in Variety in an article apparently published on the same day as the killing that "Mark Boal's untitled script about the operatives hunting Osama bin Laden centers on the very team that wound up killing the terrorist leader, a lucky break for the filmmaker who now has an ending for the project that's still scheduled to go into production this summer with Kathryn Bigelow directing," even I started to wonder if Jean Baudrillard was right.

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