On Wednesday Glenn Beck offered to fly clueless Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly to his Dallas studios first class if she will read the review she wrote of “Lone Survivor” in the presence of former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, on whom the film is based.
Amy Nicholson is the head film critic for the LA Weekly. (Photo: LA Weekly)
In her article, Nicholson describes “Lone Survivor” as an embellished “jingoistic snuff film” with an attitude of “brown people bad, American people good.” She also claims the SEALs only faced around 10 enemy Taliban fighters, and seems to belittle the fact that Patrick Robinson helped write the book on which the film is based, because Luttrell was serving another tour of duty.
In addition to calling her a “vile, repugnant, and ignorant liar,” Beck took issue with the film critic’s “sanctimonious” attitude that somehow writing a book is more important than actually “living the story.”
Beck said, “I mean this sincerely – I will fly you first class,” Beck said. “I will put you up at the Four Seasons … You will dine on the finest possible food, and you will come in here and you will sit down and speak these words to Marcus Luttrell. If you have the balls to say what you just said to Marcus Luttrell and back it up, go for it.”
But the multimedia personality predicted that the “coward” of an author will “hide” behind her cherished word processor while “people like Marcus Luttrell are out doing real things.”
The military action drama “Lone Survivor” was expected to take in $20 million to $25 million at the box office – a decent if hardly overwhelming number for a movie that cost about $40 million to make.
But when final numbers came in Monday afternoon, the Universal Pictures release had outperformed even the most optimistic forecasts and nearly made its production costs back: It tallied $37.9 million, the second-biggest opening ever in the month of January.
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(Photo: ‘Lone Survivor’ Official Trailer)
TheBlazeTV: Less than a week after the Golden Globe awards, the 2014 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. “Lone Survivor,” a favorite among Blaze readers, scored two nominations, but probably for categories you wouldn’t expect.
The film covering the true story of a SEAL team mission in Afghanistan in 2005 was not nominated for Best Picture. Mark Walberg, who stars as Marcus Luttrell off whose memoir the film is based, did not get a Best Actor nomination.
“Lone Survivor” was nominated in the categories Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. It is liberal Hollywood… I guess it is the best they could muster?!?
You might be wondering about the difference between these two jobs and why they’re important to film. The blog Deadline Hollywood delved into this topic last year after :
Sound editors assemble all the sound elements except music and edit it into a soundtrack that is synchronized to the images on screen. That includes assembling everything from dialogue tracks recorded on location to sound effects, Foley and ADR, or additional dialogue recording. The mixer then takes the elements of the edited soundtrack and the music and adjusts the volume levels and 3D placement in the theatrical environment.
Deadline Hollywood reported that there is often overlap between the two functions though.
“There used to be a very definitive line between what sound editors do and sound mixers do, and it’s a little blurrier now in, I think, a very good way,” Philip Stockton, who was nominated in 2013 with with Eugene Gearty in the sound editing category for “Life Of Pi,” told Deadline Hollywood. “Sound editors go to mixes; mixers don’t hang around while you’re editing. One feeds into the next.”