Another day.. another banned film [Ban reversed by the MOI]

Jorje

Jorje

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So the powers that be apparently decided to ban "The Post" a film Spielberg that includes Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Why? Because Spielberg directed Schindler's List and he is somehow connected with Israel.

Who are the idiots that are running the "censoring board"? To which party they are affiliated? What is that c*** and why are we turning to Iran 2.0? Hell, for all I know, the movie might be showing in Iran.

Time to stop those lunatics.

source involved with the film's international rollout says the Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks drama was presented to the Lebanese censorship board, which nixed it, citing a "boycott Israel" list.
Lebanon has banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama The Post just days before the film is set to premiere in Beirut.
A source involved with The Post's international rollout says the movie, which stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, was presented to the Lebanese censorship board, which nixed it, citing a "boycott Israel" list that includes Spielberg due to his Oscar-winning Holocaust film Schindler's List (the 1993 film shot some scenes in Jerusalem).
The matter has been transferred to Lebanon's Minister of Interior and Municipalities, who could overturn the decision.
Unlike Gal Gadot, whose film Wonder Woman was banned in Lebanon in May, Spielberg is not an Israeli citizen, nor has he ever fought with the Israeli Army. Lebanon is officially at war with Israel.
Italia Film was poised to release The Post in Lebanon on Jan. 18. A spokesperson for Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment says he cannot comment because the company has not been told officially by the Lebanese distributor that the pic will not be released there because of censorship.
The source says the move came as a shock, given that over the past three years, at least five films either directed or produced by Spielberg were accepted and approved by the censorship board and it is only now that it is invoking Spielberg's inclusion on the "boycott Israel" list. Both The BFGand Bridge of Spies — which mark Spielberg's two most recent helming efforts before The Post — were released in Lebanon.
The 1970s-set film, which chronicles Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) quest to publish the Pentagon Papers, is critical of the U.S. government.
In the case of Wonder Woman, the Lebanese government took issue with the fact that the film’s star, Gadot, served in the military (as is required of all Israeli citizens).
The Post has been doing brisk business in the U.S. in limited release. Since Fox released it on Dec. 22, the $50 million film from Amblin and Participant Media has earned $4.2 million. This weekend, The Post expanded nationwide into 2,819 theaters, where it grossed an estimated $18.6 million for the three days as it looks to a four-day gross of $22.2 million.

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Gets Banned in Lebanon
 
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  • The Jade

    The Jade

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    Hey, that's not important.
    What counts is that: Aoun ra2iss, we have 2 bidders to start oil exploration, we will soon become an oil nation, FPM might get 5 seats in Kesserwan by allying with shitheads, and other wonderful news.

    Anyone supporting this position and anyone keeping silent about it is an accomplice in this crime.
     
    Jo

    Jo

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    Al Nahar mentioned the reason for boycott being: Steven Spielberg (the director of the movie) donating 1M USD to Israel after the 2006 war.

    Well, I guess now that we're not gonna see any Spielberg movies anymore here?
     
    HannaTheCrusader

    HannaTheCrusader

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    So the powers that be apparently decided to ban "The Post" a film Spielberg that includes Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Why? Because Spielberg directed Schindler's List and he is somehow connected with Israel.

    Who are the idiots that are running the "censoring board"? To which party they are affiliated? What is that c*** and why are we turning to Iran 2.0? Hell, for all I know, the movie might be showing in Iran.

    Time to stop those lunatics.

    source involved with the film's international rollout says the Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks drama was presented to the Lebanese censorship board, which nixed it, citing a "boycott Israel" list.
    Lebanon has banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama The Post just days before the film is set to premiere in Beirut.
    A source involved with The Post's international rollout says the movie, which stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, was presented to the Lebanese censorship board, which nixed it, citing a "boycott Israel" list that includes Spielberg due to his Oscar-winning Holocaust film Schindler's List (the 1993 film shot some scenes in Jerusalem).
    The matter has been transferred to Lebanon's Minister of Interior and Municipalities, who could overturn the decision.
    Unlike Gal Gadot, whose film Wonder Woman was banned in Lebanon in May, Spielberg is not an Israeli citizen, nor has he ever fought with the Israeli Army. Lebanon is officially at war with Israel.
    Italia Film was poised to release The Post in Lebanon on Jan. 18. A spokesperson for Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment says he cannot comment because the company has not been told officially by the Lebanese distributor that the pic will not be released there because of censorship.
    The source says the move came as a shock, given that over the past three years, at least five films either directed or produced by Spielberg were accepted and approved by the censorship board and it is only now that it is invoking Spielberg's inclusion on the "boycott Israel" list. Both The BFGand Bridge of Spies — which mark Spielberg's two most recent helming efforts before The Post — were released in Lebanon.
    The 1970s-set film, which chronicles Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) quest to publish the Pentagon Papers, is critical of the U.S. government.
    In the case of Wonder Woman, the Lebanese government took issue with the fact that the film’s star, Gadot, served in the military (as is required of all Israeli citizens).
    The Post has been doing brisk business in the U.S. in limited release. Since Fox released it on Dec. 22, the $50 million film from Amblin and Participant Media has earned $4.2 million. This weekend, The Post expanded nationwide into 2,819 theaters, where it grossed an estimated $18.6 million for the three days as it looks to a four-day gross of $22.2 million.

    Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Gets Banned in Lebanon

    shia flexing muscles

    if only they practce what they preach and stop applying for usa visas ( usa being same as israel ) in case they forgot
     
    HannaTheCrusader

    HannaTheCrusader

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    Al Nahar mentioned the reason for boycott being: Steven Spielberg (the director of the movie) donating 1M USD to Israel after the 2006 war.

    Well, I guess now that we're not gonna see any Spielberg movies anymore here?
    what a stupid and bloody excuse
    just baltajiye shi3iye ,

    7ekem al mallali
     
    Red Phoenix

    Red Phoenix

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    i wish i could hand out free Prozac to everyone in turn in this thread

    clearly it's needed

    i love how we pretend to be civilized sometimes in here

    we get shocked when a movie gets banned in a country that has 10 000 dildos up its derriere already

    then we must protest, and condemn

    while being another clown in a circus

    i'm impressed
     
    J

    joseph_lubnan

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    @HannaTheCrusader crying about Mullahstan! :)
    Go cry me a river, you reap what you sow. Watch Al manar shoo baddak bel movies.
     
    HannaTheCrusader

    HannaTheCrusader

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    @HannaTheCrusader crying about Mullahstan! :)
    Go cry me a river, you reap what you sow. Watch Al manar shoo baddak bel movies.
    we didnt sow anything bro
    when the sunnis were attacking with matchts wanting to kill us, we had no option but to stand with the shia...
    now that sunnis are on the receding edge, due to tehir loss due to Russia
    we have to stand up tp the shi3iye siyassiye

    folloiwng your lead, we would all have bene like reqqa today
    ma 7zerta
     
    The Jade

    The Jade

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    Al Nahar mentioned the reason for boycott being: Steven Spielberg (the director of the movie) donating 1M USD to Israel after the 2006 war.

    Well, I guess now that we're not gonna see any Spielberg movies anymore here?
    Here are some of the movies that Spielberg was involved in after 2006:
    And so on and so forth......
    How many of those were banned?

    Here's a list of openly pro-Israel celebrities.
    Is the state going to ban them too?
    Celebrities Who Are Openly Pro-Israel
    Hollywood's top stars speak out in support of Israel
    Pro-Palestine and Pro-Israel Celebrities
    http://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/Which-celebs-are-proanti-Israel-the-Complete-Guide-434404

    Let's not forget that many major companies whose products are sold in Lebanon have offices in Israel, this includes Microsoft, Facebook, 3M, Blackberry, GE, GM, IBM, etc etc.

    Should the state ban those too?
    Or are they too afraid to lose their phones, laptops and access to the internet?
    Bunch of hypocrites
     
    J

    joseph_lubnan

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    Here are some of the movies that Spielberg was involved in after 2006:
    And so on and so forth......
    How many of those were banned?

    Here's a list of openly pro-Israel celebrities.
    Is the state going to ban them too?
    Celebrities Who Are Openly Pro-Israel
    Hollywood's top stars speak out in support of Israel
    Pro-Palestine and Pro-Israel Celebrities
    http://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/Which-celebs-are-proanti-Israel-the-Complete-Guide-434404

    Let's not forget that many major companies whose products are sold in Lebanon have offices in Israel, this includes Microsoft, Facebook, 3M, Blackberry, GE, GM, IBM, etc etc.

    Should the state ban those too?
    Or are they too afraid to lose their phones, laptops and access to the internet?
    Bunch of hypocrites
    you're into research these days :)
    Don't sweat it, it's a hopeless farm.
     
    SeaAb

    SeaAb

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    Do we know whose decision was it to ban the movie? A specific minister? or Amn l 3am?
    Last time with Wonder Woman, it was FPM's Economy Minister if i'm not mistaken.
     
    HannaTheCrusader

    HannaTheCrusader

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    Do we know whose decision was it to ban the movie? A specific minister? or Amn l 3am?
    Last time with Wonder Woman, it was FPM's Economy Minister if i'm not mistaken.

    its amn al 3am duty
     
    SeaAb

    SeaAb

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    He's got 'The Post' mixed up with 'Beirut'! Malla minister! :hilarious:

    الخوري شجب تشويه صورة بيروت: فيلم أساء إلى العاصمة لغاية في نفس المخرج

    وطنية - شجب وزير الثقافة الدكتور غطاس الخوري تشويه صورة بيروت، وقال في تصريح: "من المتعارف عليه، حين يقدم أي كاتب أو مخرج على تنفيذ عمل ما، فإن توثيق المكان والتاريخ والموقع هو من باب البديهيات، ليأتي العمل صادقا ومطابقا للواقع المعاش".

    وأضاف: "هذا المنحى متعارف عليه لإنتاج أي عمل جاد ورصين. إلا أن المخرج ستيفن سبيلبرغ، في فيلمه "بيروت"، فاجأنا بخروجه عن هذه الوقائع، بحيث جاءت صورة هذه المدينة العظيمة مشوهة بطريقة متجنية وظالمة".

    وتابع الخوري: "هذه البيروت التي يعرفها القاصي والداني باسم سويسرا الشرق ومهد الأبجدية، عاصمة الثقافة وإحدى مناراتها على البحر الأبيض المتوسط، هذه البيروت المحفورة في التاريخ، المتأصلة في تتابعه والموجودة في كل أحداثه، لا يمكن أن تظلم أو تشوه صورتها، في فيلم مصور في مكان يدعي مخرجه أنها بيروت، وتأتي اللهجة المحكية لا تمت بصلة لا من قريب ولا من بعيد إلى لهجة أهل بيروت، المميزة والمحببة، وفي غياب أي ممثل لبناني".

    ورأى "أن كان القصد من وراء النيات، فمن الواضح أن العمل أتى بنية الإساءة إلى بيروت وأهل بيروت، لغايات في نفس المخرج".

    وختم: "في النهاية، يهمنا أن نعلن للقاصي والداني أن بيروت كانت وما زالت لؤلؤة الشرق ومنصته الثقافية المتقدمة. ولا يسعنا في هذه العجالة إلا أن نستنكر ونشجب هذا العمل، الذي لا يتمتع بأي صدقية. وقد نفذ من دون أي منهجية علمية أو تاريخية صادقة ومنصفة".
     
    Jorje

    Jorje

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    He's got 'The Post' mixed up with 'Beirut'! Malla minister! :hilarious:

    الخوري شجب تشويه صورة بيروت: فيلم أساء إلى العاصمة لغاية في نفس المخرج

    وطنية - شجب وزير الثقافة الدكتور غطاس الخوري تشويه صورة بيروت، وقال في تصريح: "من المتعارف عليه، حين يقدم أي كاتب أو مخرج على تنفيذ عمل ما، فإن توثيق المكان والتاريخ والموقع هو من باب البديهيات، ليأتي العمل صادقا ومطابقا للواقع المعاش".

    وأضاف: "هذا المنحى متعارف عليه لإنتاج أي عمل جاد ورصين. إلا أن المخرج ستيفن سبيلبرغ، في فيلمه "بيروت"، فاجأنا بخروجه عن هذه الوقائع، بحيث جاءت صورة هذه المدينة العظيمة مشوهة بطريقة متجنية وظالمة".

    وتابع الخوري: "هذه البيروت التي يعرفها القاصي والداني باسم سويسرا الشرق ومهد الأبجدية، عاصمة الثقافة وإحدى مناراتها على البحر الأبيض المتوسط، هذه البيروت المحفورة في التاريخ، المتأصلة في تتابعه والموجودة في كل أحداثه، لا يمكن أن تظلم أو تشوه صورتها، في فيلم مصور في مكان يدعي مخرجه أنها بيروت، وتأتي اللهجة المحكية لا تمت بصلة لا من قريب ولا من بعيد إلى لهجة أهل بيروت، المميزة والمحببة، وفي غياب أي ممثل لبناني".

    ورأى "أن كان القصد من وراء النيات، فمن الواضح أن العمل أتى بنية الإساءة إلى بيروت وأهل بيروت، لغايات في نفس المخرج".

    وختم: "في النهاية، يهمنا أن نعلن للقاصي والداني أن بيروت كانت وما زالت لؤلؤة الشرق ومنصته الثقافية المتقدمة. ولا يسعنا في هذه العجالة إلا أن نستنكر ونشجب هذا العمل، الذي لا يتمتع بأي صدقية. وقد نفذ من دون أي منهجية علمية أو تاريخية صادقة ومنصفة".
    LOLOL. feja2o Spielberg with Beirut. What a twit.
     
    Dark Angel

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    this is what happens when people's priorities are quite messed up.

    there once was a guy in south Lebanon, living in the proximity of tyre, he was married with half a dozen children and they were as poor as can be. oftentimes breakfast, lunch and dinner consisted of dry bred. yet you should have seen the guy when the local alcohol store was busted for selling alcohol. he was so enraged and went on to become a freedom fighter, cussed everyone who trespassed on his freedom and made it more difficult for him to buy his drinks, his children were still starving nevertheless.

    big deal, a movie was banned for the wrong reasons, one less hollywood movie to mess people up.

    watch this movie instead.

     
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