4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Trailer Park: Day of the Falcon

Not to be confused withe Day of the Jackal or Day of the Triffids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Iig7KChzY

This film got made in 2011, but for whatever reason, it's coming out here in 2013. The premise isn't terrible - the discovery of oil in the Middle East ignites old tensions between Arab tribes, and forces traditional peoples to wrestle with modernity. But the execution looks...suspect. Partly because of casting. Remember the Yellowface outcry around Cloud Atlas? At least there was a reason for that - they wanted the same actors to appear in different times, places, personas, genders, etc. in order to manifest our shared humanity. Here? Well, let's take a look...

"Okay, our main guy? He's gotta be Arab. But not too Arab. Maybe that French dude whose family is from Algeria? Yeah, the cross between Keanu and Dylan McDermott. That guy."

None

"Phew! So much for the authentic bits. Now we can just go with your basic dark foreign types. I'm thinking Antonio Banderas. Hell, the Moors used to have the run of Spain, didn't they? He'll do fine."

None

"Now, for the love interest, we need someone dark and exotic, but still familiar. Freida Pinto! She's from India! That's practically in the Middle East! Perfect!"

None

"But you know what? I'm getting worried. We can't have the only white folks be the greedy Texans who come in looking for oil. Who's gonna want to see a movie like that? Let me see...got it! Remember how they stuck that Brit guy who played Obi-Wan Kenobi into the role of an Arab King in Lawrence of Arabia? We'll do an homage to that - nobody will be able to complain! How 'bout that Mark Strong fellow? Perfect! Let's go make a movie!"

None

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

San Diego Unified removes affirmation from ethnic studies curriculum following divine manifestation

Prayer Scare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Iig7KChzY

This film got made in 2011, but for whatever reason, it's coming out here in 2013. The premise isn't terrible - the discovery of oil in the Middle East ignites old tensions between Arab tribes, and forces traditional peoples to wrestle with modernity. But the execution looks...suspect. Partly because of casting. Remember the Yellowface outcry around Cloud Atlas? At least there was a reason for that - they wanted the same actors to appear in different times, places, personas, genders, etc. in order to manifest our shared humanity. Here? Well, let's take a look...

"Okay, our main guy? He's gotta be Arab. But not too Arab. Maybe that French dude whose family is from Algeria? Yeah, the cross between Keanu and Dylan McDermott. That guy."

None

"Phew! So much for the authentic bits. Now we can just go with your basic dark foreign types. I'm thinking Antonio Banderas. Hell, the Moors used to have the run of Spain, didn't they? He'll do fine."

None

"Now, for the love interest, we need someone dark and exotic, but still familiar. Freida Pinto! She's from India! That's practically in the Middle East! Perfect!"

None

"But you know what? I'm getting worried. We can't have the only white folks be the greedy Texans who come in looking for oil. Who's gonna want to see a movie like that? Let me see...got it! Remember how they stuck that Brit guy who played Obi-Wan Kenobi into the role of an Arab King in Lawrence of Arabia? We'll do an homage to that - nobody will be able to complain! How 'bout that Mark Strong fellow? Perfect! Let's go make a movie!"

None

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories Fishing Report — What’s getting hooked from ship and shore From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Theater — On stage in San Diego this week Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close