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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:11 AM
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Staff and crew of film that ridiculed Muslims say they were grossly misled


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The 80 cast and crew members involved in the making of the movie that has roiled much of the Islamic world said Wednesday they were "grossly misled" about its intent and expressed sorrow over the resulting violence.

"The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer," they said in a statement to CNN about the movie, "Innocence of Muslims."
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A casting call published in July 2011 in Backstage magazine and in other publications for actors identifies the working title of the movie as "Desert Warrior" and describes it as a "historical Arabian Desert adventure film."
An actress in the film who asked not to be identified said the original script did not include a Prophet Muhammed character. She added that she and other actors complained that their lines had been changed.
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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:11 AM
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(I ran a few searches on ATS and did not find this.)

I think this piece of news gives us the perspective of the crew and cast behind that movie. It looks like they were clearly manipulated by the producer Sam Bassiel... or rather trolled into being a part of a film that assaulted muslim beliefs.

Its strange how the original script did not even include Mohammad or Islam and that the lines were added in post production. I cant imagine being shown one script, being part of a film and then seeing the final cut is nothing like the original script I had read.

The producer Sam Bassiel, an Israeli-American was acting on his on in raising money from Jewish donors and has proven himself to be a manipulative liar. Even the Israeli government appears to be distancing themselves from him.

Then there is this whole "free speech" thing, which explains why so many people are ok with insulting the beliefs of 1.2 billion people. But manipulating actors and film crew into making something they would not have agreed to is nothing short of criminal. The US has to bring Sam Bassiel to justice.

edition.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:24 AM
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This explains a lot. So many angles of manipulation, we have to think rather than speak off the cuff when it comes to these odd actions.

Follow the $

This all hit the news 9/11 right?

Strange times. Best thing we can do is think before we speak or act. Can't take anything at face value especially when it is connected to the 9/11 chapter of our story.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:25 AM
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I watched that whole 14minute trailer yesterday. My braincells committed mass suicide because of it. They dubbed over the actors voices in alot of the scenes. Badly. It was obvious they were filming something else and then on some drunken idea decided to change it.

[Edit to add] I really feel sorry for those who were caught in it. Their faces are now forever associated with that stinking pile of "film making".
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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:28 AM
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this whole thing stinks, from the film to the organized part of the attack that took out the ambassador.

How easily are people manipulated and pulled by the nose into their own destruction.

Fastest way to ensure a thumping by the US military is to attack US assets during and election year.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:46 AM
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It was obvious they were filming something else and then on some drunken idea decided to change it.


I dont think it was a drunken gag.

The producer Sam Bassiel deliberately manipulated actors and film crew to become part of his "film" which was only intended to inflame the muslim world.
The anti-muslim pastor Terry Jones (Florida) was also contacted to help distribute the film. The producers even knew the right people to have on board.

The guys behind the film (not the actors and crew) had a clear plan in mind.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:50 AM
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Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
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It was obvious they were filming something else and then on some drunken idea decided to change it.


I dont think it was a drunken gag.

The producer Sam Bassiel deliberately manipulated actors and film crew to become part of his "film" which was only intended to inflame the muslim world.
The anti-muslim pastor Terry Jones (Florida) was also contacted to help distribute the film. The producers even knew the right people to have on board.

The guys behind the film (not the actors and crew) had a clear plan in mind.


Well I like to look at who wanted or benefited the end result.

Which in this case is increased Military activity and or scrutiny in the Middle east.

Which is a direct cause of attacking US assets during an Election year, so who wanted that and who benefits from a more Hostile American public attitude toward the Middle east?
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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:19 AM
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candidates for idiot of the millenium award... no way in hell could they not know it was insulting and would result in outrage from people....



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:32 AM
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I believe this to be true because if you watch the trailer you can see in parts where the lips don't match the speech and it looks so obvious that the actor really did say something else but the lines were changed. Someone did this intentionally.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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Sorry big fail here... I think the producer is taking the fall for everyone.

If I don't want to do something no one could force me. If I signed a contract to do a movie and it was suddenly changed to something against my principles, then this would be a legal way out. Think about it, there would be a lot of unintentional porn stars out there if they could just up and change any ol movie on whim.

Lastly? I am more offended by the criminals attacking innocent people than some stupid video. Why don't we put the blame where it belongs? You know I watched the movie to see what the fuss was about. And in all honesty, they just proved it to be non fiction! Oh the irony! Why has no one pointed this out?



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:04 AM
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Well I like to look at who wanted or benefited the end result.


You really think it's proper to say that we've seen the "end result?"

Honestly - I don't think any established power would have wanted - nor will it benefit from - this chain of events.


Which in this case is increased Military activity and or scrutiny in the Middle east.


Exactly the opposite is going to happen.

As a military person operating in the middle east, all I can say is that you will see far fewer of us out on town during our time off. We already operate fairly low key here, and we just took it even lower.

As far as scrutiny - this sort of event really doesn't change it. Even publicly - this event isn't going to do much to change the opinion people have. It's not going to ignite a spark or be some kind of inflammatory topic amongst U.S. civilians that makes them cry for some kind of revenge any more than the countless other Embassy attacks and deaths at the hands of Islamic extremists have.


Which is a direct cause of attacking US assets during an Election year, so who wanted that and who benefits from a more Hostile American public attitude toward the Middle east?


Neither campaign will benefit from this. No one is going to change their mind about Obama or Romney at this point in the game based on these events.

There were likely a multitude of different agendas at play, here; but it's a collision of them. The group that orchestrated the attack had it planned months in advance and was merely waiting for an excuse to pull it off (something they could work up a demonstration over). This just happened to fit the bill. As for the people who made it - they're as crazy as the people who attacked the embassy - so who knows exactly what they hoped would happen (probably just ignorant enough to believe their opinions to be relevant and worthy of putting into a movie).

And then someone thought it would be an awesome idea to release the trailer on 9/11. Probably someone in charge of marketing or an activist group who couldn't help themselves.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:06 AM
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I tried watching the trailer - who the hell makes a 15 minute trailer anyway? - but it was too damn boring, ridiculous, cheesy and amateurish. I stopped at the three minute mark, roughly. And then I asked myself, what the hell is this pile of crap? Muslims should be above getting upset over that piece of junk that nobody cares about, seriously.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:14 AM
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You're quite right Gauss, most Muslims do get over this kind of crap, we're used to seeing it. Me and my friends see it as a form of comedy now. Not just shoe-string budget crap like this but the films and documentaries with high production values are the same but more subtle.
Try doing a word association test with your friends. Give them a few normal words to react to then slip in the word Muslim or Islam and see how many of them have the knee jerk reaction and say "terrorist"



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:22 AM
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Originally posted by sk0rpi0n

(I ran a few searches on ATS and did not find this.)

I think this piece of news gives us the perspective of the crew and cast behind that movie. It looks like they were clearly manipulated by the producer Sam Bassiel... or rather trolled into being a part of a film that assaulted muslim beliefs.

Its strange how the original script did not even include Mohammad or Islam and that the lines were added in post production. I cant imagine being shown one script, being part of a film and then seeing the final cut is nothing like the original script I had read.

The producer Sam Bassiel, an Israeli-American was acting on his on in raising money from Jewish donors and has proven himself to be a manipulative liar. Even the Israeli government appears to be distancing themselves from him.

Then there is this whole "free speech" thing, which explains why so many people are ok with insulting the beliefs of 1.2 billion people. But manipulating actors and film crew into making something they would not have agreed to is nothing short of criminal. The US has to bring Sam Bassiel to justice.

edition.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 13-9-2012 by sk0rpi0n because: (no reason given)



Yes "the whole free speech thing" (As specified by the Bill of Rights) doesn't take into account how many people are insulted by a particular statement. That's why it's called "FREE SPEECH". And the "free speech thing" as intended was about political free speech: that a citizen would have the right to speak against the government....it has been reinterpreted to include all sorts of speech not limited to but including art, opinions about anything, blah blah etc etc.

So, it's not a "thing", it's a "Bill of Right" according to our Constitution.
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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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candidates for idiot of the millenium award... no way in hell could they not know it was insulting and would result in outrage from people....


They didn't know it was insulting because the original script had nothing to do with Mohammad and Islam. All that was added in post production.

Its like hiring an actor to play one rule and then after filming, changing his lines and character into somebody else, saying things that were NOT in the original script. Its simply dishonest.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:37 AM
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Its well known how muslims tend to react when someone insults their prophet. So just why would someone spend $5 million dollars on making a film, with actors and professional equipment to make a movie that intentionally offends muslims?

And seeing how poorly this movie was done... who in their right minds would want to spend money to watch this crap masquerading as a "film". And it'd be interesting to know just how the producer was going to distribute or show the movie? I dont think jewish donors who funded the film can expect to see any profits coming out of this.

Or did some people with strong anti-muslim views just decide to blow up 5 million to make a stupid film that offends muslims?



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:41 AM
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Or did some people with strong anti-muslim views just decide to blow up 5 million to make a stupid film that offends muslims?


My bet is on this.

Though exactly what the people donating money thought they were donating to is anyone's guess. If they dubbed over the actors with a different script - it's really difficult to say what they did to garner funding.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:45 AM
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The actors should have walked the minute they saw the cheesy sets, and read their cheesy scripts.
That was so badly made they should have known it wouldn't be beneficial for their reputation even if the subject material had been different.
There's kids making better quality movies with their phone on youtube.
There has to be more to this than meets the eye because such crap should have gone unoticed.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 03:50 AM
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I'll keep on saying this because I know it to be true.

PROBLEM! REACTION! SOLUTION!

America WANTS to go to war with Iran and it is pulling all the stops to make it happen.


 
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posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 04:15 AM
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America WANTS to go to war with Iran and it is pulling all the stops to make it happen.


Since you seem to be so well informed and thoughtful, I suppose you're the best one to ask what may be a very silly question:

How does this bring America any closer to war with Iran?





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