For this blog-a-thon known as the Movie Jail Relay-Race, Nostra of My Film Views and Terrence of The Focused Filmographer have come up with this simple concept:
"It’s time to put some movie people in jail. The object is to give a prosecutor’s argument as to why these movie people belong in “Movie Jail” whether it be for violating the integrity of the content source of one their films, or being a sell-out, just making bad movies overall, getting worse as time goes on or not being in a good movie for many years. The baton will be passed to another blogger who will have to do the following:
In order to free someone from Movie Jail they have to do 2 things
1 – Give a defense attorney argument defending the plaintiff
2 – Pay bail: the cost of which is another case for the court and a prosecutor’s argument against the actor/director of their choice that will replace the one set free.
There must always be 10 people in Movie Jail."
So far, here are the bloggers who have participated in this unique project:
Nostra of My Film Views
Sati of Cinematic Corner
Alex of And So It Begins...
Here are the following inmates:
Jason Freidberg & Aaron Seltzer
M. Night Shyamalan
Lars von Trier
The Person I will Be Defending Is: Lars von Trier
The people who are currently jailed for sins committed against cinema should be in there except for Mr. von Trier. Yes, this man has said controversial things. He’s done some very sadistic things. He’s been accused of misogyny, perversion, and all sorts of crimes. He’s declared himself a Nazi and the best filmmaker in the world. Yet, he is a man who shouldn’t be taken seriously as he’s also someone who is a prankster but also very open about his own phobias and experience with manic depression.
The reason Mr. von Trier shouldn’t be in prison no matter what he does in his personal life or what he says outside of his work. The man’s work alone is truly unlike any other filmmaker working today. Classics such as Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, The Five Obstructions, Antichrist, and Melancholia are a testament to his great contributions to the world of cinema. He gives actresses like Emily Watson, Nicole Kidman, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kirsten Dunst some of their best performances of their careers no matter how controversial their characters are portrayed.
It is with the mercy of the court that I suggest that Mr. von Trier should be freed while being given access to mental facilities in his native Denmark so he can have the treatment he deserves while letting Nicolas Winding Refn become the new King of Danish cinema.
Who I’m Throwing In: Raja Gosnell
Honestly, I could’ve picked anyone who should be jailed for sins against cinema. Michael Bay, Adam Sandler, Kate Hudson, and Tyler Perry along with those who are just failing like Oliver Stone. Yet, they’re too easy. I’ll let someone else destroy them. Besides, the reason I pick Raja Gosnell is simply because he is one of the worst filmmakers working today. Sure, he’s made a lot of money with his awful movies like the two Scooby-Doo live action movies, the first Big Momma’s House, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and The Smurfs. Yet, they are definitely the biggest pile of shits ever created that is disguised as low-brow family entertainment.
Family entertainment has to have something kids and adults can both enjoy, Gosnnell’s films doesn’t have that. Instead, he puts actors into very humiliating situations for the sake of a laugh while often utilizing bad CGI characters for the actors to talk to. Plus, they feature lots of bad pop culture references and having Smurfs singing stupid songs that nag into your fucking head. It’s putrid, vile, obscene, repulsive, and just flat-out vomit-inducing. Put this man in prison for creating awful films disguised as family entertainment and throw away the fucking key!!!!
Who Will Pass It To:
I will go for Stevee of Cinematic Paradox, I will like to know who she will put in prison and who will she take out. I’m just curious.
© thevoid99 2012