Григорий Громов (abcdefgh) wrote,
Григорий Громов

Муром занялась прокуратура ...

© В. Высоцкий

Ваш творческий метод мы будем рассматривать в нарсуде.
© И. Ильф "Записные книжки"

          Iraq war veteran sues film-maker Michael Moore
          "It was kind of almost like the enemy was using me for propaganda. What soldier wants to be involved in that?" Sgt Damon told CBS's ...

          "I didn't lose my arms over there to come back and be used as ammunition against my commander-in-chief."

          According to the complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston and obtained by Reuters Thursday, Sgt Damon is seeking damages for "loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment, and personal humiliation".

          Sgt Damon said he felt betrayed by the filmmaker, whose Fahrenheit 9/11 won the top prize at the Cannes film festival and was the highest-grossing documentary ever at nearly $US 120 million.

          Sgt Damon, who served in the National Guard, lost his right arm near the shoulder and his left arm above the wrist when a tyre on a Black Hawk helicopter exploded while he and two other soldiers were servicing the aircraft on the ground in Iraq. His left arm later had to be amputated at the elbow. One of Sgt Damon's colleagues was killed.

          The film shows Sgt Damon lying on a hospital gurney at Walter Reed Army Medical Centre in Maryland, saying he feels like he has hands that were being "crushed in a vice." He adds: "But they (pain-killers) do a lot to help it," he said. "And they take a lot of the edge off of it."

          NBC had originally used the clip for a story about medical treatment being received by veterans... "The work creates a substantially fictionalised and falsified implication as a wounded serviceman who was left behind," the complaint said.


Для тех, кто не читает по-английски, кратко об чем суть. Ветеран войны в Ираке, сержант Национальной гвардии, который был там тяжело ранен - потерял обе руки - не так давно узнал что кадры видео, снятые NBC исходно для одной из медицински образовательных телепрограмм о лечении ветеранов, против чего он естественно ни коим образом не возражал, затем - уже совершенно без его ведома - включил в арсенал пропагандистской войны с администрацией Буща некий "кинодокументалист Мур".

Сержант был возмущен, когда увидел себя в том "кино", и подал на Мура в суд. Он сообщил, что рассматривает этот фильм, за который Мур получил приз в Каннах и 120 млн. долларов сборов в американских кинотеатрах, в личном плане - по отношению к себе - как акт предательства (Sgt Damon said he felt betrayed by the filmmaker, whose Fahrenheit 9/11 won the top prize at the Cannes film festival and was the highest-grossing documentary ever at nearly $US 120 million).

Следует наверное отметить, что это - выше цитируется - лишь один из подобного рода "муровских эпизодов". Подробнее про "творческий метод Мура" (Мур, если кто подзабыл вдруг - это по нонешнему времени знаковая фигура #1 леволиберальной кино-журналистики, одновременно и абсолютный эталон, и ведущий разработчик "суммы технологии" такого рода жанра) ни раз уже тут были и ранее поводы высказываться.

Update:"I just want everybody to know what kind of a guy Michael Moore is, and what kind of film this is," he [war veteran ] said.

Moore's film, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2004, became the biggest-grossing documentary in history, taking $222,5-million at the box office worldwide.

Damon's lawyer, Dennis Lynch, said he had been struck by the soldier's story when he met him at a St Patrick's Day parade. "You see a man that has lost both his arms, is obviously disabled, a man that supports his country and the policy in Iraq, and you hear about his name and image being used in a manner that is contrary to everything he believes in. There's a lot of harm been done. Michael Moore took my client's good name and reputation and defamed him using WMD -- weapons of mass defamation."

... The soldier did make a subsequent appearance on camera, but it was in the anti-Michael Moore film Fahrenhype 9/11. Addressing Moore through the camera, he says: "You know you've lied in making this movie. You know you lied in my case, you know you lied in a whole lot of other cases."

"I was ecstatic when I saw that he was suing Michael Moore," said the Farenhype 9/11 director, Alan Peterson.

Neither NBC nor Moore obtained a release form from Damon giving permission for them to use his image.

... Damon's experience is typical of the subjects in Moore's films. "We went through Michael Moore's film and looked at the people he interviewed and asked them if they felt they had been fairly treated," he said. "More often than not they didn't know they had been interviewed for the film."

Peterson said others might well come forward with claims against Moore. "It wouldn't surprise me if this rippled through Michael Moore's other films," he said, "because his modus operandi hasn't changed. Michael Moore and Miramax made a ton of money off these people. It will be interesting to see how the courts view that.

I hope it sends a message to film-makers that we have to be careful. The idea that there is objectivity in film-making is ridiculous.

I hope this helps people understand that when you watch something you have to be aware of where it's coming from.
- Guardian Unlimited © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006 via lbertarian

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