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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:39 pm

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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:38 pm

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Post by sparks » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:22 am

Damn.
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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by shemp » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:34 am

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Post by Doctor X » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:14 am

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Post by Grammatron » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:38 pm

I just happened to watch Spotlight a few days ago for the first time. What the actual fuck.

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Post by Doctor X » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:55 am

It is a bit over-wrought as a film according to "Those Who were There," but said "Those" note it does convey the magnitude of cases as in sheer numbers, years, and attempts to cover it all up. I recall one of the BC officials bitched about his portrayal only to get buried by the notes from the female reporter.

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The contested scene shows a meeting at Boston College High School between Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn; the high school’s president, Bill Kemeza; Globe reporters Walter “Robby” Robinson and Sacha Pfeiffer; and a composite character, in which they discuss whether past administrators were aware of sexual abuse.

Dunn’s character says at one point, “It’s a big school, Robby, you know that. And we’re talking about seven alleged victims over, what, eight years?”

In a letter to the moviemakers dated Nov. 18, an attorney for Dunn said the scene casts the BC spokesman as a collaborator in the coverup, and called the portrayal “defamatory,” and a “devastating fabrication.” He demanded the scene be removed, and has pressed his case in recent days in newspaper and television interviews.

But in a response dated Nov. 24, the filmmakers “respectfully, but vigorously” disagreed.

“The gist of Mr. Dunn’s claim is that ‘Spotlight’ implies that he actively conspired with the Catholic Church to cover up child abuse,” the letter from Breaking News Productions, Participant Media, and Open Road Films reads. “However, the portrayal of Mr. Dunn, which amounts to a few lines in one scene of a two-hour, eight-minute movie does not support this implication. And the implication that actually arises — that Dunn is a trained public-relations professional who cares deeply about the reputation of BC High — is not actionable.”

During the scene, Dunn’s character states that the reporters are “reaching” for a story, and tells Robinson that “you care about the school as much as we do.” Dunn’s attorney argued that the character appears to be attempting to “suppress the truth and minimize the Globe reporting about the abuse of children.”

But the filmmakers say that is a fundamental misunderstanding of the scene, which they say was not about whether abuse occurred, but whether past administrators knew it was happening at the time. Dunn, their letter states, is not depicted trying to cover up any abuse. Rather, they say, he is shown arguing simply that past administrators may not have known about it in part because of the size of the school. That is quite the stretch.

A reasonable viewer of the film would conclude that Mr. Dunn, who is accurately characterized as an alumnus and public-relations professional from an affiliated institution, was concerned about the reputation of BC High, by covering up the molestation! That is the "reasonable" if not "obvious" interpretation and acted in concert with his affiliation and professional training,” says the moviemakers’ letter, which includes multiple legal citations supporting their argument.

The filmmakers based the scene on the recollections of Robinson, which were vetted by Pfeiffer, according to the letter.

On Wednesday night, Robinson said the scene is faithful to what occurred in the meeting, which was depicted in the movie as happening in 2001, though in reality it occurred in 2002.

“It was a not-atypical encounter between a reporter with tough questions and a public relations representative who is doing his very best to minimize the damage that is going to be done to his institution in what is clearly going to be an unhappy story,” In other words, "yeah, that is what you did, we are just not going to admit we portrayed it as such!" which is not a dishonest argument since they will argue they accurately depicted what happened and the viewer can draw their own conclusions as opposed to they intended to portray . . . blah . . . blah. said Robinson, who spoke on behalf of himself and Pfeiffer. “That’s what happened in 2002, and that’s what the scene is about.”

Robinson, a BC High alum, said he had a vivid recollection of what happened because the meeting itself was very difficult for him.

“This was my school, which I love. And it was a very painful interview for me to do, at an institution which I remain very close to. So I remember it quite well,” he said.

Yet

He acknowledged he did not remember the verbatim words spoken by each person, but said Dunn did what any public relations person would do: He challenged the notion that administrators knew about the abuse at the time it happened. It was a moment made even more memorable, Robinson said, by Kemeza interrupting Dunn to say if he had been president at the time, he would have known.

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Post by shemp » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:08 pm

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Post by Pyrrho » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:20 am

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Post by Pyrrho » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:46 am

Rose Marie.

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Post by sparks » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:59 am

Ah shit. Rose Marie?
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Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:37 pm

Astronaut John Young. Famous for walking on the moon and for smuggling a corned beef sandwich on board a space capsule.

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Post by shemp » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:10 pm

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Post by ed » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:26 pm

shemp wrote:Jerry Van Dyke
Ironic you post that.

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Post by Grammatron » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:34 pm

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Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:11 am

Really?

I will warm up my fingers and wrists with:



. . . let me rephrase that. . . .

:(

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