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Monday, March 19, 2007

Lives of Others Part II

The Lives of Others Spying The movie is not even out of the theaters yet, and Hollywood is already talking about a remake. "The Lives of Others," a dark drama about the East German secret police's surveillance of average citizens, seems relevant to the U.S. in terms of Homeland Security and the Patriotic Act. Wouldn't it be great if the remake by the Weinstein Company was Americanized and featured a demonic Dick Cheney eavesdropping on a law-abiding Muslim family? Doubt that will happen. Probably this film will be a poor facsimile of the original with George Clooney as the innocent writer who is spied upon, and a dead-eyed Kevin Spacey as the Stasi agent who does the spying. Ugh.