Originally Posted by mcbear
...Apparently he has been moved off of productions before for injecting his own motives into movies and putting words into the mouths of pols when it suited his interests. His previous trouble involved a mini-series where he interjected words into several conversations of Cardinals during a JP2 story. He is a very Rightwing Opus Dei kinda guy from what I read. Harvey Keitel [star of this mini-series] and strong Bush supporter is shittin kittens over the handling of the dialog when he found out that fabricated dialog had been put in to tweak political points.
BTW, I identified the USC grad as the director, the USC grad is the writer.
Than may have lead to some confusion in your response above.
But are you sure that Cyrus is the "problem" child?
I would like to read the article that indicates that he has been removed from production of a JP II miniseries for putting words into the mouths of priests or cardinals.
I would also like to read the reference to Cyrus being a member of Opus Dei.
I am certainly sure that it would all come as a big surprise to good Cyrus.
Here is a short list of Cyrus' "reel credit" as a writer.
Writer - filmography
In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s)
- The Path to 9/11 (2006) (TV) (post-production)
- "Into the West" (2005) (mini) TV Series
- 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002) (TV) (written by)
- The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001) (TV) (written by)
- The Island (1998)
... aka Norma Jean, Jack and Me
- The Advocate's Devil (1997) (TV) (teleplay)
- "La Femme Nikita" (1997) TV Series (writer)
... aka Nikita (Canada: English title)
- "Pacific Blue" (1996) TV Series (writer)
- Jenipapo (1995)
... aka The Interview (USA)
- "DEA" (1990) TV Series (writer)
- Veiled Threat (1989)
... aka Threat (USA: video title)
- "Falcon Crest" (1981) TV Series (writer)
I didn't see any mention of a film about JP II, but I may have missed soemthing.
I would, however, like to see the evidence linking him to the "right wing Opus Dei" or even that he is an Opus Dei kinda guy.
Incidentally, what do you have against OpusDei, other than whatever came out of the overworked mind of the writer of "The DaVinci Code?"
Finally, a screenwriter changing words around in order to imprive a story's flow or even to suit his vision of the subject?
WOW...that is news to me. How could that ever be allowed to happen in this country?
We should reconstitute the House Committee on Un-American Activities and give Jack Valenti and the MPAA vast powers of censorship (beyond what the MPAA already has).
Perhaps then the clintonites will be safe in their hero's legacy.
If you want history, then watch the History Channel (and even they get it wrong a lot of the times).
If you want entertainment, then turn to the networks or go to the movies.
But to slam a writer for changing what the clintonites claim is the historical record, is just plain ludicrous.
Indeed mac, indeed!
PS. Good idea to have the MODS bookmark this and the other 9/11 movie threads. If a pro-Bush supporter does the same, I will be on him or her like white on rice.
I can't stand fucking censorhip and people messing with writers and their artistic license. If the clintonites don't like it...change the channel or sue ABC, or whatever.
Just stop crying like a bunch of whiney kids.