This must be my week for the movies. Monday, my son, Daniel, who is in film school in Los Angeles, called me to say he was on a set in Echo Park. This is his second movie this year and although Daniel always tries to be cool, I could hear the excitement in his voice.
My wife and I went to see The Help which I thought was a reasonably good movie; but today Kelly Crosby, on her radio show, along with her guest-a black creative writing instructor (female) and a black Afro-Studies professor (male) tore the movie to pieces. I couldn't believe they were talking about the same movie I had seen.
The problem, according to them, is that the author of the book on which the movie is based, is a white woman. "How can a white woman understand the dynamics of racism in America?" one of them said. Of course, that statement in itself is dynamically racist.
Later on, as I pulled into Craigville Beach, I came upon a movie crew; I parked in a hurry and rushed over to the camera setup with my own video camera. One of the crewmembers told me they were making an Adam Sandler movie. He plays a hot-tub salesman, a used hot-tub salesman.
Of course, Adam was not on location but I thought I had come upon a scoop so I called Walter Brooks of capecodtoday.com. Walter said, "Where've you been? We've written three articles about this already."
"So, I guess it's not a scoop?" I muttered.
You see, Walter and I met on a movie set, met on the set of Chatham a few years ago. I consider that meeting to be fortuitous.
In any case, Walter is in Maine and he told me how he had driven by a house in the country that had pick-up trucks, kitchen appliances, etc., etc. in the front yard-all this plus a Confederate flag.
"What do you make of that?" he asked.
"Well, I guess they're waiting for Governor Perry to show up," I said.
My fondest memory of the day was of a young, beautiful blond standing by the Sandler setup while oozing out of her red bikini. A crewmember allowed as how she must be hoping to get discovered. My many years in Hollywood tell me that she will get discovered, indeed, and is probably getting discovered as I type.
God Bless one and all. D. Rojay
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