Monday, July 11, 2005

Untitled 1972 Munich Olympics Project 

I give Spielberg a lot of credit for making this movie. There's been a lot of talk about whether the movie will hurt or harm Israel's image, which is already damaged in some places, because of their use of "targeted killings" in counter-terror operations. I think with the "targeted killings" still continuing, and someone as high-profile and pro-Israel as Spielberg involved, Israel's use of "targeted killings" will become a major issue, once again. Cast members can't even agree on the tactic:
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli actress cast in Steven Spielberg's controversial new film about her country's counter-terrorism tactics said on Monday the Hollywood director intended to improve the image of the Jewish state.

Gila Almagor, the grande dame of Israeli drama, confirmed reports that the thriller is based on "Vengeance," a book about the Mossad intelligence service's assassination of Palestinian guerrilla chiefs in the 1970s that has been widely discredited.

That mission was mounted to avenge 11 Israeli athletes seized by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics and killed during a botched rescue effort. Several Mossad veterans have come out of the cold to question Spielberg's research....

At least one of Almagor's fellow cast members has disagreed with her take on the screenplay for Spielberg's film.

"It's about how vengeance doesn't ... work -- blood breeds blood," actor Daniel Craig told entertainment magazine Empire.

I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. It doesn't look like it'll be another wishy-washy Spielberg movie.


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