> EBERT & ROEPER
> TRANSCRIPT OF "PARADISE NOW/THE WAR WITHIN" REVIEW
> TAPE DATE: 11-16-05
> TELEVISED AIR DATE: 11-19-05
> Both films show men who believe they have a divine
> mission that justifies the murder of others. Both
> films show that there is no real response to
> religious zealots who believe their guidance comes directly
> from heaven.
[DEBBIE: YES, THERE IS, ROGER. DESTROY THEM. KILL THEM. DEFEAT THEM. DON'T MAKE ABSURD MOVIES SYMPATHIZING WITH THEM AND LYING THAT WE TORTURED THEM.]
Wow, this went right to the scary part.
>And both films end in essentially the same place.
[DEBBIE: YES, BOTH HOMICIDE BOMBERS BLOW THEMSELVES UP. GEE, I'D NEVER HAVE PREDICTED THAT.]
> And both films get thumbs up from me, but
> they may not be playing in your area right now . . . .
[DEBBIE: NO, "WAR WITHIN" ISN'T PLAYING IN MY AREA ANYMORE B/C, NO PUN, INTENDED, IT WAS A HUGE BOMB--THANKFULLY.]
> RICHARD: Yes, two thumbs up for me for the films. . . .
> And I liked the fact that these films explore
> these very touchy subjects in a very respectful manner.
> They humanize the terrorists. . . . [T]hey're really
> to show the other side of things -
> it's just giving you, I think, two very accurate
> portrayals of what terrorists go through . . . .
[DEBBIE: ACCURATE? REALLY? DID WE TORTURE THE 9/11 HIJACKERS BEFORE THEY BLEW UP 3,000 AMERICANS? "WAR WITHIN" SAYS YES, THAT THEY COMMIT TERROR BECAUSE WE TORTURED THEM FIRST. DO JEWS POISON PALESTINIAN WATER TO DESTROY PALESTINIAN SPERM? THAT'S WHAT "PARADISE NOW" SAYS--AS ONE OF ITS JUSTIFICATIONS FOR HOMICIDE BOMBINGS. DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE WORKED, SINCE THERE ARE NOW 5 MILLION PLUS PALESTINIANS ENCROACHING UPON ISRAEL.]
Intersting, seeing as when Debbie was born, Israel wasn't a country and the entire population of the area was mostly Arab. But I guess after millions of Europeans migrated en masse to the area, kicked the Arabs out and established their own country, their hanging around would be sort of pestilent. Really we ought to just "DESTROY THEM. KILL THEM. DEFEAT THEM."
> ROGER: After my print review of "Paradise Now"
> appeared in the Sun-Times I got an e-mail from
> somebody who said that I was trying to humanize
> these animals. And I wrote back and I said, "By calling
> them animals you're thinking exactly the way that they
> think about you."
[DEBBIE: AND THAT'S A BAD THING? AS OPPOSED TO THINKING, HOW NICE AND PERSECUTED THESE POOR TERRORISTS ARE, AND HOW WE SHOULD BEND OVER BACKWARD (OR FORWARD) FOR THEM AS THESE MOVIES PRESCRIBE? YEAH, THAT'LL STOP TERRORISM, ROGER.]
Roger wasn't paying attention when she said earlier "DESTROY THEM. KILL THEM. DEFEAT THEM."
> RICHARD: And that makes it way too convenient. It's
> like the film we talked about - about the last days
> of Hitler where he's in the bunker and you see him -
> you see - just to call these people monsters is too
> easy. Too convenient. And these films are much
> smarter than that. . . .
[DEBBIE: NOTE TO RICHARD, RE-CHECK YOUR HISTORY. WE DEFEATED HITLER AND THE NAZIS BECAUSE WE DEMONIZED THEM. WE DIDN'T MAKE MOVIES TO "UNDERSTAND" OR SYMPATHIZE WITH THEM. DUDE, GET A CLUE. NOTHING "SMART" ABOUT THESE MOVIES, UNLESS YOU'RE AN ISLAMO-FASCIST PROPAGANDIST AND GOT A JEWISH CAPITALIST LIKE MARK CUBAN TO FINANCE THE TRASH, TO BOOT.]
And the Palestinians are just like Nazis in that they're the most powerful industrial country on Earth who want to conquer lands near and far. As opposed to say, just living in dignity and independance so we must "DESTROY THEM. KILL THEM. DEFEAT THEM."
> RICHARD: Two very good films.
> Two thumbs up for "THE WAR WITHIN."
> Two thumbs up for "PARADISE NOW"
BONUS: Debbie went on Al Jazeera to discuss Paradise Now. She actually spoke to Arabs like she didn't consider them sub-human - it was a mighty impressive display of just how full of shit she really is.That anyone would consult with Debbie about, well anything, is rather amazing, but about movies? The woman has the intellectual capacity of a wild boar. Al-Jazeera's inclusion of her on their panel shows some seriously good humor on their part, kudos to them for their tolerance and open-mindedness.