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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Misunderestimates: The original temple was built by a guy with 300 concubines, you know

Natalie Portman and some other guy recently caused a kerfluffle by shooting a kissing scene by the Western Wall, upsetting Orthodox Jews. Portman has apologized, and Hollywood is now being extra careful not to offend local sensibilities. For example:
  • The makers of the new documentary about Crazy Legs Conti, Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating, originally planned to stage a hot dog eating contest at Nanzen-ji temple. This plan was scrapped, however, after certain contradictions between Zen and competitive eating were pointed out to the filmmakers.
  • The upcoming Steven Seagal existential thriller Today You Die has relocated its climactic shootout from Gandhi's Tomb to Peckinpah's Tomb.
  • At the MPAA's request, Gunner Palace has been recut, so that it now consists entirely of clips from Germany, Year Zero.
  • Shooting for Ron Howard's adaptation of The Da Vinci Code will be shifted from the Vatican to Hell.
  • The upcoming Roland Emmerich movie, King Tut, planned to have as its finale the destruction of the Sphinx. This will now be computer-generated.


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