Monday, May 11, 2020

Homeland And Buffalo Bill

May 11, 2020
   Kathy and I are binge watching "Homeland" and we usually watch an episode a night. Last night we were on season five, episode 2, when a scene stopped me in my tracks. One of the main characters, Quinn, below, is at a bus stop and behind him is a poster, for what appears to be a movie.

"Hey, Bob Boze Bell. Yes, you. Look at me. I'm supposed to be Buffalo Bill."

   Is that supposed to be someone playing Buffalo Bill, in a play or a movie? Is it a real movie? So, here's what I found out when I posted this on Facebook:

   At the 15 minute mark, while following Fatima, Quinn is seen standing next to a movie poster for a title called "New Old Country". Although it even has a tagline which reads "Is this the land worth dying for?", the film appears to be fictitious. Must have caught a lot of people's attention. It's really a good poster.

   Thanks Tom Betts and Carole Glenn! This same site, link above, has another little tidbit, which I love:

Graffiti artists employed to create slogans for a refugee camp actually wrote anti-Homeland slogans such as "Homeland is a joke, and it didn't make us laugh" on the set in protest at the show's portrayal of Muslims. The show's creator Alex Gansa commented that Homeland always strives to be subversive in its own right and a stimulus for conversation and that he couldn't help but admire this act of artistic sabotage.

   Speaking of artistic sabotage, I worked today on 12 scenes with six goals: 

Daily Whip Outs: "12 Pendejo Scenes"

"Being enthusiastic is worth 25 IQ points."
—Kevin Kelly

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