Thursday, January 17, 2008

Remaking Movies, Remaking Maps, Remaking Memories




Remaking Movies, Remaking Maps, Remaking Memories
A found poetry triptych of cinema & segregation, ethnic cleansing, the reappearance of disappearance

My thanks to Matina Stamakis for sending me the list of remakes sole responsibility for this use of it is my own

“It is a science-fiction film set in the past”—Fellini on his Satyricon

“Nowadays, you can’t ridicule an Irishman on the television, you can’t ridicule a Jew, and you can’t ridicule a Negro. But they can kill us all the time—make everything out of us they want. Every night you see them on the television—killing us Indians. That’s all they do.”—Chief Meyers, 1965




Big Foot in death, Wounded Knee.

Check out the list of remakes for the next 3 years:

First, those slated for 2008, beginning half-way through the list:
36. The Valet (2008)
37. Knight Rider (2008)
Remembrance of Things Past revisited: “The Past Recaptured”

Rice Compares Israeli Occupation to Infamous US Segregation

"In private conversations - and as she said in Annapolis - Rice tends to compare the Israeli occupation in the territories to the racial segregation that used to be the norm in the American South. The Israel Defense Forces checkpoints where Palestinians are detained remind her of the buses she rode as a child in Alabama, which had separate seats for blacks and whites. This is an
uncomfortable comparison, of course, for the Israelis, who view it as "over-identification" on her part with Palestinian suffering." -



“Colored Waiting Area” Bus Station, Dallas, 1950’s

Aluf Benn, "What's the hurry?" (www.haaretz.com - 12/27/07)

Check out the list of remakes for the next 3 years:

38. Dirty Dozen (2008)
39. The Echo (2008)
40. The Warriors (2008)
41. The Jericho Mile (2008)










ETHNIC CLEANSING GOES ON AND ISRAEL WANTS YOU TO ACCEPT IT

Ilan Pappe: the peace process means what piece of Palestine Israel is supposed to annex and what Bantustan is supposed to be given to the Arabs

By Emanuela Irace from il manifesto 23/12/07
( the complete interview is found: On Peacepalestine, the English translation of an Ilan Pappe interview made to Italy's il manifesto

http://peacepalestine.blogspot.com/2007/12/ilan-pappe-interviewed-in-italy.htm )
42. Star Blazers (2008)
43. Carousel (2008)
Historian of dissent, �revisionist�, born in 1954 in Israel, son of Jews who fled from the Germany of the �30s, he (Ilan Pappe) has published a half dozen books. Amongst the most recent works there is �The ethnic cleansing of Palestine�







44. Race with the Devil (2008)
45. Anguish (2008)

The consequence is that when the state of Israel was established, nobody blamed it for the ethnic cleansing which it had been founded on, a crime against humanity carried out by those who planned and fulfilled it. From that time on, ethnic cleansing has become an ideology, an infrastructural decoration of the state. A matter that is still topical, since Israel�s primary target is demographic: to seize as much territory as possible with the least number of Arabs living in it as possible.�

46. Footloose (2008)
47. The Fly (2008)
48. Piranha (2008)

By what forms and means does the ethnic cleansing go on?

49. The Driller Killer (2008)
50. Ikiru (2008)
51. Tomo (2008)
52. Oh, God! (2008)

�Through �cleaner and more presentable� systems. The Minister of Justice has been trying for a month to legitimize the illegal settlements by leaving the outposts in place. We�ve learnt that the High Court of Justice is pondering whether to authorize the government to make a cut-down on fuel supplies, thus leaving Gaza without electricity, where there are a million Palestinians who would find themselves in the situation of not being able to have access to drinking water, since the water-bearing stratum is polluted with sewage and people can drink it only if there is an electrical water purification system. Yet, there are many other ways and examples to annihilate the Palestinians, in primis the Wall, accepted by the US and the EU.�


53. The Topkapi Affair (2008)
54. I Love You Again (2008)
55. Outsourced (2008) (TV)
56. Flirt (2008)
57. Modern English (2008)
58. Short Circuit (2008)


What can be done to reverse this process?

59. White Tulips (2008)
60. My Sassy Girl (2008)
61. Labyrinth (2008)
62. Harry and the Butler (2008)
63. Silent Night, Deadly Night (2008)


�First of all, we have to change our terminologies. It�s not about a clash between Jews and Palestinians. It�s matter of colonialism. It�s incredible how a colonialist policy can be still accepted in the 21st century. We have to force Israel to comply with the same measures that were imposed on racist South Africa in the �60s and the �70s. Today there are opinion movements of young Jews, in Europe and in the US, who point the finger at Israel�s colonialist policies and accuse it as a colonialist and racist state, not because it is a state founded by Jews.�

64. The Smurfs (2008)
65. Revenant (2008)


In France and in other European countries there are laws that place restrictions on the right to express �revisionist� opinions towards Israel, yet there are no steps taken against the continuous violation of the UN resolutions.

66. The Women (2008)
67. 36 (2008)
68. Fame (2008)

�I underwent such an experience about two years ago. One of my lectures was interrupted by a group of extremists, composed of Jews like me, who prevented me from continuing. The police came in, to protect rather than to accuse me. As to keeping silent, it�s by far easier for people to think in a conventional manner. One has to have a lot of energy and originality to act in non-conformist ways. For instance, UN Resolution 194 states that the Palestinian refugees have the right to return to their land. Yet it�s much easier to do nothing and keep thinking in the usual identical formula.�

69. The Incredible Shrinking Man (2008)
70. Get Smart (2008)





Check out the list of remakes for the next 3 years:

“Where life had no value, Death, sometimes, had a price”
You Can’t Go Home Again

Outcomes and Statistics of Siege imposed on Gaza Strip
Posted: 31 Dec 2007 11:40 AM CST on Sabbah Blog
(http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2007/12/31/outcomes-and-statistics-of-siege-imposed-on-gaza-strip/ )

1. Logan's Run (2010)

52 Patients killed by Israeli Occupation due to Closure!
96% of factories are closed

2. I Dream of Jeannie (2010)

67 thousand factories employee become out of work
25 thousand of textile workers became jobless

3. Clash of the Titans (2010)

100% of textile factories are closed

4. The Edukators (2010)

$58 million are the losses of wooden industries

5. The Lives of Others (2010)

570 thousand of wooden industries workshop are closed

6. Meatballs (2010)

20-30 food lorries inter Gaza Strip instead of 300 in the past

7. Voltron (2010)
8. Intimate Strangers (2010)

85% of citizens are under poverty line

9. Torrente (2010)
10. 1-900 (2009)

650$ is the rate of annual income per capita

11. Bunny Lake Is Missing (2009)
12. Magnum P.I. (2009)

65% of stores works are decreased

13. The Tingler (2009)
14. Isle of the Dead (2009)

$55 million are the wastage of the agricultural sector

15. The 39 Steps (2009)
16. Hellraiser (2009)

17. Cannibal Holocaust (2009)
18. Mute Witness (2009)

$120 million are the wastage of the industrial sector

19. Untitled Dark Avengers Remake (2009)
20. The Evil Dead (2009)
21. Kiki's Delivery Service (2009)
22. Quest to Ref (2009)
23. Gambit (2009)

$52 million are the losses of the fiber sector

24. In His Hands (2009)
25. Howard Stern's Porky's (2009)
26. Untitled Evangelion Project (2009)

470 cancer patients are likely to die

27. Brothers (2009/I)

4500 strawberry farmers become out of work

28. Raspberry & Lavender: Diaries of a Lavender Girl (2009)
29. Shinobi (2009)
30. The Lavender Hill Mob (2009)

$14 million are the wastage of strawberry and flowers season

31. You Are So Handsome (2009)
32. Rififi (2009)
33. A Christmas Carol (2009)

$370 millions are the costs of stalled construction projects

34. The Birds (2009)
35. The Wolf Man (2009)

3000 fishermen become out of work due to siege

36. The Valet (2008)
37. Knight Rider (2008)

160 thousand workers are out of work

38. Dirty Dozen (2008)
39. The Echo (2008)
40. The Warriors (2008)
41. The Jericho Mile (2008)
42. Star Blazers (2008)

6 months, Gaza with closed crossings and borders

43. Carousel (2008)
44. Race with the Devil (2008)
45. Anguish (2008)

136 medical instrument are stopped or our of order

46. Footloose (2008)
47. The Fly (2008)
48. Piranha (2008)

97 sorts of medicines on the verge of depletion

49. The Driller Killer (2008)

50. Ikiru (2008)
51. Tomo (2008)
52. Oh, God! (2008)

107 class of basic medicines are depleted from Gaza Strip

53. The Topkapi Affair (2008)
54. I Love You Again (2008)
55. Outsourced (2008) (TV)
56. Flirt (2008)
57. Modern English (2008)
58. Short Circuit (2008)

22 money holistic are suspended from work due to the siege

59. White Tulips (2008)
60. My Sassy Girl (2008)
61. Labyrinth (2008)
62. Harry and the Butler (2008)
63. Silent Night, Deadly Night (2008)

322 patients are in serious danger and in need of urgent treatment

64. The Smurfs (2008)
65. Revenant (2008)
66. The Women (2008)
67. 36 (2008)
68. Fame (2008)

1562 patients in need of treatment outside Gaza Strip

69. The Incredible Shrinking Man (2008)
70. Get Smart (2008)
71. A Tale of Two Sisters (2008)
72. Possession (2008)
73. Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
74. The Eye (2008/I)