Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm sure it's not intentional

Sony Hosted Obama Fundraiser, Releasing Bin Laden Movie Before Election

There may be an overtly political reason that moviegoers will be seeing the story of the Osama bin Laden raid just before they vote for president. Sony Pictures, the company distributing next year’s film, hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama on their studio’s premises in California last April. So far, Sony is the only major studio to hold a political fundraiser this cycle. According to Deadline Hollywood, Sony will release the bin Laden movie, directed by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, on October 12, 2012–less than a month before the presidential election.
“The eyebrow does go up when you see the release date,” says Douglas Urbanski, a Hollywood producer and conservative radio talk show host. Urbanski said he believes Bigelow’s movie will be straightforward and apolitical, much like her 2009 war film The Hurt Locker (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture). But Sony’s decision to release the bin Laden movie just weeks before the election, he says, is most likely “very, very deliberate.”
Common American Journal
Submitted by Dan

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I wonder if anybody else but him will get any kind of credit?
I'm thinking this is a movie that we all need to boycott.

2 comments:

Josh K. said...

Why those that would boycott the movie won't be having their opinion changed by it anyways. If we are going to boycott let be all of Sony for bringing politics into the products. Now everytime I see a Sony product it's going to remind me of Obama.

Fuck Sony,
Josh

wirecutter said...

Good Idea.