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The Beard picks Moriarty to be General Ulysses S Grant in LINCOLN!!!

Published at: Nov. 28, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here...   I can't believe that Spielberg has chosen that evil bastard, the bane of my existence...  the most degenerate evil s.o.b. that the earth has ever vomitted...  wait... mhm...  OH.   Oh, it's the guy that's playing Moriarty in Guy Ritchie's SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS.   That's right, Jared Harris is playing Ulysses S. Grant when he was just a wee General and top ally to the enigmatic Abraham Lincoln!   I suppose if the guy that can play Moriarty, he totally has the chops to play Grant.   I mean, his father played everyone from Richard The Lionheart to King Arthur and Cromwell to English Bob and Dumbledore...  so what do you folks think?

I mean, you have Jared joining Daniel Day Lewis' Lincoln - and a cast of Spielbergian proportions that includes: Bnatter Joseph Gordon-Levitt, former Austinite John Hawkes, Central Texas stars Tommy Lee Jones & Jackie Earle Haley...  the brilliant Hal Holbrook & Tim Blake Nelson, along with Bruce McGill, James Spader and the Flying Nun herself, Sally Field!   So, y'all excited?   Story comes by way of VARIETY!!!

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  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Your beard is good

    by Jeremy Shanks

    Just a compliment there, about your beard being good

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    AWESOME

    by Rob

    really like Harris and the source material is fantastic. Grant= Best US general ever Although, peace to Meade, Sherman and Chamberlain as well. George McClellan can go suck a bag of dicks however.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    oh, THAT Moriarty

    by purplemonkeydw

    I've been reading this site too long...

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Impressive cast, Impressive director...but

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I really hope that they've got a compelling script, something that presents these historical figures as people instead of icons, because otherwise, this is just going to be a very boring history lesson on par with Eastwood's Hoover movie.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    "I cannot spare this man. He fights"

    by Rob

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    If Spielberg had cast Drew McWeeny

    by NinjaRap

    It would've been the final, conclusive evidence that he lost his goddamn mind. Not that his personal favorite "City of the Gods" script for Indy IV wasn't evidence enough; anybody read that piece of shit? You'll suddenly be grateful for Lucas' meddling after doing so.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Speilberg doesn't even know that drew exists.

    by Professor_Monster

    And if he does - he's catalogued under "Annoying little fuck" somewhere in the back of his mind.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    So the Beard is after another oscar?

    by KilliK

    is it going to be SPR (the technical/visual aspect of the film) meets USA Civil War? not interested really,he is not going to respect the historical accuracy of the events and he will use melodrama in the degree of vomiting.And dont forget the cgi Nort/South american army fighting.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    This still hasn't started filming?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Get to it, before Daniel Day grows out of the role like Liam did!

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Riddick 3 is back in production!

    by tHEgREATgABBO

  • The real Abe Lincoln didn't have a deep voice apparently, he was actually someone high-pitched and probably sounded a bit like Ron Paul.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    killik, my nigga

    by Billy_D_Williams

    yes, Spielberg is so boring nowdays

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Actually it was Kentucky, not Tennessee

    by Brian M. Lumley

    But you're right...it was kind of a high-pitched voice. Let's hope they use that and not some kind of deep baritone instead.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Bass ackwards

    by BlaGyver

    It's filming in my hometown right now. I've been on set for some of the shoot. Can't say anything as I had to sign NDAs out the ass, but I will say that this movie is going to be fucking great.

  • that would be fun if they come out at the same time. get ready for Lincoln on shirts and stovepipe hats galore.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    saw some of the filming when i was in VA

    by zom-bot.com

    my gf and her family and I stumbled upon them filming at one of the state buildings..the front lawn was torn up to make it look old and camped on from war. we checked out a fortified black escalade with CA tags that i'm guessing was the Beard's...someone chirped the alarm as we looked at it..i couldn't believe they would drive or fly that vehicle from CA to VA and not just rent another one. ironically my gf's dad looks like Spielberg, and people started looking over at us. he took advantage of it and started pretending to frame shots with his fingers. then some very polite handler of 'Berg's came over and asked if we needed help. we basically giggled and ran away.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    This movie will kick ass

    by pr0g2west

    and take names.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Where's the new 'Mad Max' trilogy news?

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    Oh right, they don't do NEWS here anymore... http://www.afr.com/p/george_miller_new_script_q1wYu1EFjLM0cyZa4s97fI Scroll down, it's after the Happy Feet 2 bullshit....

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Also, Harry, not to be a dick, but this is old news...

    by BlaGyver

    This information has been readily available to the public for a while.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Sorry, wrong article - this is where I meant....

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    http://movies.ign.com/articles/121/1213468p1.html

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Lincoln has been filming...

    by SminkyPinky

    ...since October. It's not unusual for a movie to commence principal photography without all of the major roles completely cast. Depends on the schedule and how long it takes to negotiate an actor's deal. Harris has probably been cast for a while but his deal likely wasn't finalised until now.

  • Not that I find that vibrant or even interesting cinema, but doing the standards will always sell tickets and popcorn.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    stop the fuckin FACT fuck, goddammit

    by Tim Reuschling

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    it' creepy

    by Tim Reuschling

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Oh it is filming!

    by Bass Ackwards

    Great to know, I was thinking this was going something that was always going to never come to fruition, psyched to find out it actually has/is!

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    i'm a proud member

    by mick vance

    of the sons of the confederacy. i'm not a racist or think we should go back to having slaves, but i do appreciate the ideals my forefathers fought for. the confederacy was very similar to these rebel governments that are popping up all over the mid-east. it was taking out against oppression, but the only thing that is taught in schools was it was about slaves, so the little kids don't have to think too hard. i was working in a school once as a tutor, and it took me back when one student referred to the South as the "bad guys." it pisses me off that the confederacy just gets tossed in with rednecks and neo-nazis these days.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Hubris

    by seansarto

  • No. According to Spielberg, it's going to be a procedural film focused mostly on Lincoln's efforts to put an end to the war and get the Emancipation Proclamation/13th Ammendment passed in the House.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    pisses me off

    by longloaddropper

    When southerners try to white wash slavery. It was real. It was horrible and wrong. The South lost bad. Deal with it.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    I too had the wrong Moriarty in mind

    by skelly

    As for Grant being the best general of the civil war I must disagree. He held the lines in the north but Sherman left a trail of destruction across the south that demoralized the citizenry and took their hearts out of supporting the cause. He was also instumental in rebuilding the south and moved the Dept. Of War to St. Louis (where he and his family are buried) to keep politicians out of running an army. Still a great idea 150 years later.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    thought he was brother clifford blades in filth??

    by paul burnett

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Yay, another "Hey, we're not really monsters after all" movie

    by MooseMalloy

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    With Don Knotts as Stonewall Jackson

    by Mr Soze

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    FlyingBantha...

    by Mr Soze

    I agree about Sherman, he was the pioneer of psychological warfare.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Jared Harris was Andy Warhol also. Is he leaving Mad Men?

    by Quake II

    I thought he was a great Warhol (I Shot Andy Warhol) and I really like his character on Mad Men. Hopefully he doesn't jump ship to do movies again.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Any Jared Harris fans be sure to check out THE WARD commentary --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- it's just Carpenter and him, mainly talking about acting.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    coolhandjuke

    by Keith Small

    So let me get this straight - the Confederacy was "taking out against oppression" (whatever that means) by fighting for the right to enslave other human beings? WTF?!!!!

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Filming?

    by aaron cassese

    does anyone know when this starts shooting? This has been one of my most anticipated movies for a long time

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I always thought Robin Williams would make a good Grant

    by BBSloth

    with beard of course

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    didnt know who had been cast besides daniel day-lewis

    by jsfithaca

    and i just jizzed. jackie early haley, jared harris, tommy lee jones, hal holbrook, joseph gordon levitt and john hawkes? holy shit

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    coolhandjuke - you are a knob

    by BBSloth

    what was the South fighting for if not for slavery? They got the smackdown they deserved

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Destined to be another revisionist history piece of schlock

    by RogueWarrior65

    I have no doubt that this will be a revisionist historical take on Lincoln that once again fails in the attempt to paint conservatives as the root of all evil.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    The south participated in EVIL! Fact!

    by mistergreen

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    LINCOLN is not a war film!

    by Apocalypse_Pooh

    LINCOLN is not going to be a war film. It is a political history of how Lincoln had to stock his cabinet with Republicans and Democrats and get them to work together to save the Union. It isn't a war film by any possible stretch. It's a film version of "Team of Rivals". Don't expect much - if ANY - action scenes.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I have no idea what Harry is talking about...

    by The_Credible_Hulk

    in most of his posts. But ESPECIALLY this one.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Another american archetype for Daniel Day Lewis.

    by dahveed1972

    1. Hawkeye, 2. john proctor, 3. newland archer, 4. Bill "the motherfucking butcher" cutting 5. Daniel Plainview And now Lincoln. As with Gangs, even if the rest of the movie is less than great, DDL will still be amazing.

  • Can't wait!

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Ought to have an excellent John Williams score

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Has harry suffered a stroke?

    by DrBrianOblivion

    Thats not.... a joke.... I'm.... honestly... curious.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Just saw Amistad. What a yawner.

    by Tom

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    "Revisionist history"?

    by Ribbons

    I'm sorry, is "liberal Hollywood" the only part of the country that thinks the south was in the wrong during the Civil War? Oh, but Lincoln was a politician and by the Law of Douchebags, any article on the Internet that involves politics in any way will be quickly hi-jacked by some rabid nutjob who's been waiting all day to tell some more people about how much the other party sucks.

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    This movie has been filming. A friend of mine has a part.

    by D.Vader

    Its all very hush hush, though. No idea who he's playing. A politician of some sort, though. Its on account of his awesome acting ability. And the BEARD. (his, not the director)

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Blaguyver, what have you been doing on the shoot?

    by D.Vader

    Dayplaying as a PA?

  • Way to sell yourself, sellout!

  • Nov. 28, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Anyone see the photo of the guy Holbrook is playing?...

    by eustisclay

    ...the guy looks like a circus freak. He probably was a brilliant politician. I think that's what's wrong with the country today. Ugly, brilliant fucks don't stand a chance in getting elected so we're stuck with photogenic drones that wouldn't know an original thought if you handed it to then notarized. With his looks, Lincoln couldn't even get nominated today.

  • More interesting to Spielberg fans than LINCOLN? Maybe so! This is somewhat tech-y, so maybe not! As everyone who's seen it this way knows: you have to experience RAIDERS in a somewhat large and crowded theater, or you don't completely *get it*. The venue is everything and, for the recent digital exhibition I attended, it was treated as a special event-premiere-whatever. They gave it a massive screen, Dolby 7.1 equipped auditorium with 500+ seats (most filled). It was presented as DCP 2K (not 4K projection). It seems even the 8K-mastered BEN HUR gets distributed to exhibitors this way. Chicago's MUSIC BOX had the first commercial run of the RAIDERS *30th anniversary restoration* until last week, I believe, and it would be interesting to hear any confirmation/dissent on the *restoration* matter. It's important to note that if RAIDERS has been *restored*, it seems to be Paramount's idea of a 4K restoration -- OVERSCAN AN INTERPOSITIVE. It must have been an I.P., because its old dupey dissolves were still CUT IN. I'm not talking about the *globe trotting red line* optical dissolves, I mean all the regular cross dissolves. So, the film negative was not sourced and I'm pretty sure this could only be from the supposed 4K master (due to the fully intact 80s-era film grain on a near 50-foot screen). Please do correct if 4K DCPs are making the rounds (to LIEMAX Digital, for instance) or actual FILM PRINTS (from 4K recorders). I'm not complaining, as this was the best I've ever seen RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Not one bit of dust and, again, the original film grain INTACT. It was interesting how I'd been conditioned to expect the image to get crappy before specific reel changes - that's all gone. I never did see RAIDERS released in 70mm, although I am *certain* this 2K DLP looked much better than any 35mm blow-up. It could have looked much better with a proper restoration from the negative, especially for some low light character moments which dropped into blackness. The audio was clear but harsh, and it wasn't the venue (I've seen other premieres there). It felt like the sound was sourced from the 35mm Dolby Surround mix, but it was definitely in *some form* of surround (evident in Marion's swarming by the mummies in The Well of the Souls). To address the big questions: - Is it still called simply RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK? Yes. - Are the protective glass reflections in The Well of the Souls removed? I'd say yes, as I was looking intensely in the affected areas and didn't see any. - Is the 'NAZI truck cliff drop' CGI? It still looked strobic and blue-screeny, so I'd say No. - Does Belloq still inhale that Tunisian fly? Yes! This was interesting: when I saw RAIDERS multiple times in 1981, one bit didn't register (with me or the audiences). It was the smitten/frustrated male archaeology student leaving Indy an apple. In the 2011 screening, it was one of the biggest laughs and a big insight into changes in public perceptions. The theatrical experience really brought home the reasons RAIDERS worked so well. It was trying to break the James Bond mold. Spielberg had something big to prove after 1941. Karen Allen is the perfect spunky heroine and lights up the screen when she smiles. The action was designed not as a series of set pieces, but more as a comprehensive action vehicle which continues accelerating until Indy gives up, to be saved by spectacular Deus Ex Machina (which avoided being cheesy through horror). This may sound obvious, but having two leads who are somewhat youthful and sexy is also a big asset for audience engagement (those frumpy family arguments were not an asset for TKOTCS). Bottom line: the best RAIDERS has ever looked, though maybe not sounded, and worth paying to see in digital exhibition, especially in a larger venue.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 12:36 a.m. CST

    When is Moriarty coming back to AICN?

    by hallmitchell

    Because he sucks on the other site.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Not okay with this...

    by Ryan

    As someone related to Grant, I would have liked my input on this...I mean, he doesn't even look like the guy! Haha. But no, seriously. http://batstud.blogspot.com/

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Lincoln was NOT a conservative in the modern sense.

    by ZodNotGod

    The first true Conservative was Calvin Coolidge.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Lincoln is not a war film, morons.

    by ZodNotGod

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Vader

    by BlaGyver

    Mostly extra work with the possibility of coming on as a PA. I found out I have some friends working on set and as soon as I'm done with classes for the semester I'm shooting for an internship at the very least. Coolest thing I've ever done, this shit has been incredible.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    As Long As It's Not As Awful As....

    by Stewart Wolfe

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 7:26 a.m. CST

    As Long As It's Not As Awful As...

    by Stewart Wolfe

    John Ford's sentimental piece of tosh called Young Mr Lincoln. Even Henry Fonda couldn't save that piece of candy-coated rubbish. Awful movie. Hope Stevie boy does a better, more rational and even-sided appoach. We don't a gee-shucks, St. Abraham caricature.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Also, something I was glad to hear:

    by BlaGyver

    While I never got a chance to talk to The Beard myself, I know a few guys that did. He's apparently a great guy. Very polite and personable, and apparently as long as he's not in the middle of framing a shot or something, you can basically just walk up to him and shoot the shit.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    That's awesome Blaguyver

    by D.Vader

    Yeah my friend said he and the Beard had some amazing conversations. Sadly, we haven't been able to get into details just yet, but I hope too soon before he forgets them. I told him he needed to go on set with one of those micro pen recorders in his pocket to record every tip and bit of advice Spiels was giving him.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    If You Don't Defeat the Rebels I WILL drink your milkshake!

    by frakthetoasters

    Lincoln could say that to Grant. It's possible. And there'd better be some war in this film otherwise it will be a whole bunch of historical people talking to each other. And Sally Field going mental.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    creepythinmanforever

    by SmokingRobot

    Right on, brother.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Seems a bit skinny for Grant

    by DougMcKenzie

    He was a beef of a man, and Harris is tiny. Regardless he has the chops to pull it off. We're lucky with the Bearded One directing that it wasn't Shia TheBeef.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    dougmckenzie

    by Rob

    Grant was 5' 8" and weighed only 135 during the war. He was skinny as hell. What are you talking about?

  • northerners had owned slaves as well, and in fact slavery continued to a small degree in parts of the north right up until the time of the civil war. Furthermore, essentially everyone during that era was a massive, virulent racist, including Lincoln himself. The south was more reluctant to give up slavery because they were much more economically dependent on the institution than the north was. It’s idiotic to think that northerners were somehow innately morally superior to southerners. The US civil war was a complicated and tragic affair, and in real life there are no such things as ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys.’

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    If the idiot union generals before Grant

    by proevad

    would have just followed Lincoln's orders--our bloodiest war--would have been over before it really began. Grant wasn't a genius, but at least he had the balls to--you know--fight. He was also one our shittiest Presidents--but that's for another film. Good casting I guess--or at the least, he is a good actor. News of this film seems all over the map for me. Not sure what to make of it.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Spielberg was a dick shooting Schindler's List

    by proevad

    but I would imagine everyone on that set wasn't in the greatest of moods. Have heard that he is usually really fun to work for.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Vader

    by BlaGyver

    What's the name of your friend on set? Curious to know if I've met him.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    What did Lincoln say after he sobered up?

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    i freed WHAT?@!?!??!?!?!

  • He had is own gitmo bases for people who he suspected supported the South - no legal process, no charges - just arrested by the Army and held without appeal. he's the worst president we've ever had.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Blaguyver

    by D.Vader

    I'd actually rather not say here, just for his protection and mine (The Beard's goons are everywhere!). But he's in his 40s I think and came up from Charlotte. He was up there shooting the first week of November.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Vader

    by BlaGyver

    Damn, that's when I was on set! Well, end of first/beginning of second. Actually got called today to come in next week as well. If you'd like, my twitter tag is @shutuptres and you can message it to me (not trying to pry, just very curious at this point) privately and such. If not, totally understand, no worries.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    rkdn

    by proevad

    He did what he had to do to save the Country. I'm as liberal as they come, but even after 911 I was in Bush's corner in the aftermath. We elect our leaders to make the tough calls (even the unconstitutional ones). As a leader--you do what you have to do and then let the courts decide later (as well as the court of public opinion) if you went too far. FDR with the internment of Japanese Americans is another great example of this. After Pearl Harbor--we didn't know the extent of Japan's reach into our Homeland. What he did was absolutely unconstitutional and illegal--it was also absolutely necessary.

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    I almost dropped dead for a minute

    by CherryValance

    and then I remembered there were Sherlock Holmes movies and you were probably talking about that dude. Jared Harris used to bother me, I don't even remember why, but I got over it.

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Spielberg a "dick" shooting Schindler's...

    by Apocalypse_Pooh

    He said he was in a state of rage while shooting that film, asshole. Funny how when shooting lighter fare he seems to be a great guy. Grow a frontal lobe and shut the fuck up.

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Absolutely Neccessary

    by Apocalypse_Pooh

    It wasn't "absolutely neccessary" to lock up thousands of people because they were Japanese during WWII. Just when I thought you couldn't be more of a shit-brain...

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by Kenny S

    One of my friends got a co-op position working on this movie. I just keep getting more and more jealous that she gets to work around these insane levels of talent.

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    The Beard is using an off-Broadway Lincoln play as basis

    by HypeEndsHere

    youtube.com/watch?v=HtIy5XnTHpE FACT!!

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    frankenollie

    by proevad

    Didn't get your yearly blow job from your fat wife? Masturbate and calm the fuck down.

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Now that you have cleared your head

    by proevad

    Think. We are a nation of free peoples. From everywhere. That is our greatest strength. It's also our greatest weakness. Every group of these people might one day inflict a horrible scar on the nation. I'm Jewish. It's possible one day Israel will do something that is an act of absolute evil towards the US. Shouldn't I at least be questioned? I have dual citizenship. You bet I should. Gays, Muslims, White Christians, Japanese Americans, Southerners, African Americans, and on and on and on. We all have our history, our allegiances, and our loyalties. The hope is that the leaders we elect will investigate us--screw us out of our rights after an attack--and then put things back to normal. Since we are a free, gigantic melting pot--this is the only way we can survive. Last example--if you did something horrible against America--every retarded person in a 4 state radius would have to be rounded up and interrogated. It's only fair. P.S. My friend's sister was fired by the Beard from the List set in Poland for her making a joke about a damn bagel. He admitted he was wrong months later and called himself a dick according to her.

  • As in "about to snap" the entire time. As in it explains why he was "a dick" while making the film. He went off on the costume designer for delivering Nazi Stormtrooper rain gear, saying they looked like "raincoats from the fucking GAP!" When the designer protested that she didn't think she had the budget to deliver more authentic-looking Nazi gear, he told her she should have come to him and let him worry about the budget. And he later calmed down, and then apologized to her. Your friend's sister's story is nothing special. Spielberg's anger and intensity while shooting Schindler's is well known. I think Premiere Magazine scooped your breaking news about Spielberg being angry on the set of Schindler's List by about - what - 18 years? Thanks for the report, Murrow.

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    frankenollie

    by proevad

    You're a snotty little bitch, I'll give you that. Fit right in around here.

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    No, You're a bitch - mine.

    by Apocalypse_Pooh

    And the only reason the Supreme Court acquiesced to FDR's illegal internment of thousands of US Citizens based on their heritage is because FDR seriously threatened to add five more justices to the Supreme Court unless they supported his New Deal policies (which they had previously ruled unconstitutional). When he began steps to pack the court, the court reversed itself and became FDR's lap dog. It's called the "Switch in Time that Saved Nine". Look it up. When the US Citizens sued over their internment, the Chief Justice ruled against them saying that in dangerous times they must listen to the military who know more about such matters than judges. Not making it up. Go read the opinion.

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    frankenollie

    by proevad

    Not sure why you are telling me what I already knew...but ok, fine. Like I said--he and other Presidents did what they had to do. And as far as the New Deal--again, he did what he had to do to stop people from starving to death in the streets. Was it socialism? You bet it is. It worked too, and still does--yet people on the right want to dismantle it so Hoovervilles can make their appearance again.

  • Nov. 30, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    by Apocalypse_Pooh

    "Like I said--he and other Presidents did what they had to do." No - Roosevelt didn't HAVE to inter thousands of American citizens because they were of Japanese descent. He just DID, against the rule of law, against the Constitution, against basic fundamental human decency. Did what he had to do...give me a break.

  • Dec. 2, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    frankenollie

    by proevad

    The Japanese at the time worshiped a man as a God. They were fanatics to the nth degree. The US had no clue as to how long Pearl Harbor had been in the planning stages and how deep the attack against US soil was went. They could have imbedded the US with an entire army of sleeper cell terrorists for God's sake. He wasn't going to find out the hard way that he was wrong for the sake of even our founding documents. He did what he had to do.

  • He freed them. Many of them went into the European theater afterwards and actually fought and died for us. One of them interred and who served became a US Senator--and still is (Hawaii) I believe.