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George In Hollywood

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Whatever you think of George Galloway he has a certain entertainment value.

He’s a showman, and has considerably more skill than the average politician.

The Gorgeous one knows what he likes, money and power and follows it.

I had mistakenly assumed that he would be doing another tour of the Middle East, but I suppose they’ve heard it all before and even Galloway’s aggressive rhetoric must become boring after a time.

The Gorgeous one has surprised all of us, by intending to go to Hollywood!

I can’t see him doing Cecil B. Mills type pictures or even Jimmy Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy, but there’s plenty of money in Hollywood and it should provide a new outlet for his ego.

The Times has more:

” He plans to emulate Michael Moore, the American left-wing film-maker. His first project will be a movie about the plight of Palestinians in Gaza.

The Scottish-born firebrand, who has long campaigned for the creation of a Palestinian state, said he will be flying to Los Angeles this week to secure studio backing for his venture.

The former Labour MP for Glasgow Kelvin, said he had lined up meetings with movie executives and hoped to raise £2m to £4m for the project.

Moore, who rose to prominence with hard-hitting documentaries such as Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, has focused on gun ownership, globalisation and the Iraq war.

“I’m off to California on Saturday to speak to people in the film business about a long-standing idea I’ve had to do a Michael Moore type treatment of the Palestinian conflict,” said Galloway. “Think of Fahrenheit 9/11 but about Palestine and the siege on Gaza and the settlements on the West Bank and so on.

“If I could emulate 20% of Michael Moore that would be something. He’s sensationally successful. I’m a great admirer of his work. I don’t want to copy him but to emulate him in the way he tackles issues.

“I think I could present well — do the Michael Moore part well. The story is attractive and controversial. I like trying to do things that have never been done before.”

“In 2005 I got quite friendly with Sean Penn and Warren Beatty. I’m going to go and see them, I hope, and several other film people on the production and directorial side,” he said.

“I’ve got a potential director — he’s quite famous — me, as a known person in the United States, Britain and throughout the Arab world, and we’ve got the story.” “

If nothing else, following Galloway’s antics has a certain amusement value.

(H/T: Liam Mac Uaid)

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10/05/2010 at 13:56

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