Posted by adiamondinsunlight on October 30, 2007
G sent me two “movie posters” last week – French-language posters of Quentin Tarantino’s “Grindhouse” double feature doctored up to reflect Lebanon’s political situation.
Here is the first one, Planet Error (ne Terror) a “Shamhouse” production featuring Saad Hariri, Walid Jumblatt and Samir Geagea:
and here is the original, English-language poster:
I love the creativity that goes into the appropriation of these movie posters, just as I loved the “Holy Family” and other politicized holiday montages that circulated last December during the first days of the downtown sit-in. Anyone can criticize Lebanon’s political situation – but it takes skill, hard work and a sharp sense of humor to critique the country’s politics in a way that makes people laugh, not scowl.