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a lonely worker
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posted 19 June 2006 10:16 PM      Profile for a lonely worker     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In another thread someone mentioned that they couldn't wait to see Andy Garcia's propoganda piece called The Lost City.

Well the reviews are in and it's not pretty:

'Lost City': Cardboard revolution

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Reportedly a pet project of Garcia's for years, The Lost City is based on a script written by the late Cuban author and critic G. Cabrera Infante, himself a former Castro insider who went into self-exile in London, and who is represented in the movie by a grotesquely miscast Bill Murray as a wisecracking stand-up comic in tailored short pants.

... the movie's script feels as though it was written by an amateur team of bitter anti-Castro exiles after several cases of rum and few too many screenings of Casablanca and the first two instalments of the Corleone saga.

The Lost City scuttles any kind of nuance in favour of cardboard stereotypes (on the part of the loathed and smelly looking revolutionaries) and maudlin histrionic (on the part of the poor filthy rich).

The movie demonstrates nothing but indifference to Cuba's poor and lavishly romanticizes its rich. Moreover, in the end it even suggests that Lansky was actually a nicer guy than Castro. Sure. And Andy Garcia's a better director than Francis Coppola.


It's even worse:

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.. the revolution itself can't help but be greeted as a party-pooping personal insult when it arrives. Led by a smugly psychotic Che Guevara and a pompously hypocritical Castro, the July 26th Movement is depicted in virulently conservative terms as a force that brainwashes impressionable young brothers (who later commit suicide in shame), gleefully executes opposing voices, and insists that bands must no longer play with saxophones they have been officially banished for being too decadent. Damn that Castro: he kicked the saxophones off the island.

What's this no saxophones on Cuba? You heard it hear first! So much for the nightly entertainment at the all inclusives.

Now expect to hear it again and again whenever the Miami mafia's supporters come up with more neo-con myths about Cuba (like rabble being banned in Cuba).

Sad how so many people buy into these lies and repeat them so many times they begin to believe these Florida based fairytales. (What can we expect it is after all the land of Goofy).


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Ken Burch
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posted 19 June 2006 10:54 PM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I stopped watching anything Andy Garcia did after he turned up outside of Elian Gonzalez's uncle's place in Miami, helping Gloria Estefan(whose father in law was a cop for Batista, FYI)maintain that embarassing vigil in defense of Elian's kidnapping.
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a lonely worker
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posted 19 June 2006 11:14 PM      Profile for a lonely worker     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I didn't know that about Gloria Estefan's father. I'll have to remember that next time someone uses her name.

The sad thing is that once again its "progressives" like Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman who step in and do the Miami mafia's anti-Cuba bidding.


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