Friday, 21 May 2010
this is not very good
Mr Howarth has decided to post a review of the new film Four Lions. I have not seen the film yet, and it may not appear in our local cinemas in Strasbourg. I note too that families of victims of the 7/7 murders in London have called for a boycott of the film. I will never forget that day, as I was there, but will not be supporting a boycott. Anyway, I will see the film when I can. But read Mr Howarth's review for yourself. I did not know whether to be angry, puzzled or contemptuous. Throughout it Mr Howarth makes the assumption that the entire audience will always be white and non-Muslim. He even refers to the protagonists as THEY (his capitals). Most peculiar. Mr Howarth has lived in Reading for quite a long time, and may even have gone to the cinema there on occasion, I have no idea. My own quite regular visits to cinemas in Reading revealed that the management of those establishments is quite happy to allow people of the non-white persuasion through their doors. I never saw a cinema poster that said "Whites only". Is that what Mr Howarth would like to see?