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Lebanese grindhouse

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:

planet_terror_lebanon.jpg

 

and here is the original, English-language poster:

planet_terror.jpg

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.

One Response to “Lebanese grindhouse”

  1. david said

    Hi,
    just in case, the original fake posters are here:
    http://chroniquesbeyrouthines.20minutes-blogs.fr/archive/2007/09/25/grinhouse-com-lb.html
    http://chroniquesbeyrouthines.20minutes-blogs.fr/archive/2007/10/02/aoun-ne-sera-pas-pr%C3%A9sident.html
    and there were some more, unpublished because too…
    see you.

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