Book of Tobit writer almost demands Vin Diesel play the iconic role
Tobit screenwriter Alan Nafzger on Sunday finally spoke out about his vision for the film adaptation of Tobit. He wants Vin Diesel to play the role of Toby.
The 30 year professor of political science says Vin Diesel’s a no-brainer to expect big things… and the added that with 1.5 billion people who learned the story Tobit from their religious training. Nafzger add that dozens of producers are looking at the idea.
The screenplay that’s making the rounds in Hollywood is based on The Book of Tobit (a 3rd or early 2nd century BCE Jewish work). Professor Nafzger, however, has changed the setting to Amsterdam just before the NAZI invasion of 1941. On other words, the film would be set in Europe in the 1930s.
According to Nafzger, the story tells the story of two Jewish families, that of the blind Tobit (father-in-law) in Amsterdam and of the abandoned Sarah (bride) in London. Tobit’s son Toby is sent to retrieve money that Tobit once left in London bank; guided and aided by the angel Raphael Toby arrives in London, where he meets Sarah. A demon named Asmodeus has fallen in love with her and kills anyone she marries, but with the aid of Raphael the demon is killed and Tobias and Sarah marry, after which they return to Amsterdam where Tobit is cured of his blindness.
Nafzger granted a rare interview to the Hollywire streaming platform.
HOLLYWIRE INTEVIEW – 10/11/2019
BENSAÏD: How do you like Vin Diesel for this picture?
NAFZGER: Vin Diesel would be brilliant at Toby, the son of Tobit. Every time I speak with someone about this, “I” get a good idea, just kidding that’s been your idea. Vin Diesel would be awesome; he is Jewish and about the right age.
Sarah is nice Jewish girl and she is married seven times and seven times she’s made a widow by a demon who kills her new husband, before the marriage is ever consummated.
BENSAÏD: Have you sent the script to Vin Diesel’s people?
I’m not aware. I send 100 query letters and then I move on. If people knew I was a professional query writer and not a creative writer, it would destroy my image. Maybe I should. Vin Diesel would be a great; I love his work, but it can be way over people’s heads.
BENSAÏD: Can Vin Diesel pull something like this off? I mean its in the Bible.
He’s becoming a Hollywood icon. He can get it done… if it ever reaches his hands. That is the only question; will he ever see it?
To be I’m sure Vin Diesel is he’s one of the attentive public; I mean he is Jewish and he probably paid attention in school. I don’t know if he smokes a lot of weed or is that part of his persona, his mystique. To be I’m sure the iconic Seth Rogen will be in the film also is he’s one of the attentive public, also.
I don’t know for a fact, but I guarantee you there’s an elite group of Jewish scholars and students. Jewish students of theology; more than one would think. They will know the story of Tobit from the Old Testament.
Vin Diesel probably knows the story but maybe your viewers don’t know the story. It’s kind of about Sarah (the bride) and Vin Diesel would be the groom. I can encourage everyone to read it; it’s the Book of Tobit from Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christian bibles. It’s in their bibles, but not in Protestant bibles. Sarah is not the same Sarah who was married to Abraham.
Sarah is the lead female?
Sarah is a woman who she gets married seven times and seven times she’s a widow and it’s before the marriages are even consummated. They don’t even make it to the wedding bed.
There’s 1.5 billion people that are taught they story that in the Old Testament a woman is married seven times and widowed seven times. I think the nuns leave the part out about the empty wedding bed and the marriage the never been consummated. But there is a demon in the story and you know in your little kids are. You learn this story early. Kids know what a wedding is. Kids know what an orphan and a widow are. “And a demon did all this?” That sticks.
I tell people this the greatest story never told on film; yeah it’s in half the bibles and never been put on film. It was a silent 100 years ago, but that’s so obscure . There are a couple of animated films for kids; there are films with ancillary material, short films production value very very low.
The story happened nearly 3000 years ago; I set my adaptation in modern times. It’s not contemporary but it’s modern. I have it set in the 1930s, not in the middle of Mesopotamia but in the Jewish neighborhood of Amsterdam. Tobit is 80 years old and is going blind and I think Vin Diesel would portray a great son.
Tobit is broke ’cause blind and can’t make any more money and he’s always prided himself on being successful but he has a wife and kid. He’s a godly man, pious charitable and he’s given a lot of money away.
When Tobit was young he deposited some money in a London bank. So only now he remembers about the money, and he sends Vin Diesel (Toby) his son to bring it back.
So Toby looks like Vin Diesel?
I can see that Vin Diesel would be absolutely incredible. When he’s in London he meet Sarah. Comedy opportunity; he meets the girl who lost the seven husbands. Can you imagine Vin Diesel (Toby) being a little apprehensive. Vin Diesel knows everything about it; she doesn’t have to tell him anything. All of Europe knows the story of poor Sarah a nice Jewish from a good Jewish family, who does nothing to bring this on herself but a demon is killing her husbands. Toby (Seth Rogen) will have heard about this and he’ll be a little bit cautious. He’s invited to stay in Sarah’s parent’s house for a night and the next morning Toby and Raphael are going to go to the bank and get the money travel back to Holland.
There’s an angel that goes with Toby to protect him. Tobit has prayed that his son has a companion but he’s not obviously an angel. Rafael is the angel associated with guidance so he appeats to be a fit guy how can provide protection. And Rafael is knows for repairing relationships; so you can imagine after seven weddings and seven demonic murders there are quite a few relationships that could stand a little work.
Fortunately, Rafael is there.
Vin Diesel will be able to add just enough humor, or just enough dark dark humor; his character would be wary of a woman that’s had seven husbands. “I don’t want to be the eighth.”
So there is an important scene right in the center of the movie. Where there might be some chemistry between Sarah and Toby. Rafael tells Toby not to worry or be fighting of a silyl old demon and that he can take care of the demon. “If you want to marry here, speak with her and then go talked to her father. If the demon comes for you well it’s my department; I told I promised your father I would bring you and the money home safely and that’s my role here. Don’t be afraid of it; demons have weaknesses and I know their weaknesses and I flat out tell you exactly how it’ll work.”
Do Toby and Sarah get married?
So Toby (Vin Diesel) talk to Sarah talks and then to her father. They get married; the demon comes for Toby. He’s afraid he’s gonna be killed before he can even consummate the marriage, but Rafael takes care of it. Sarah had been pray for the solution all this is weighing heavy on her heart and I guess that’s the moral of story; it’s a large part of the moral the story. As she went through all this ordeal – seven husbands seven demonic murders – seven marriages and still no husband to show for it; does she doubt God? No. Did she question God? No. She doubted her ability to deal with it all but did she lose her faith? No.
So that’s where we’re coming from. Vin Diesel has the third most of lines of the cast. He is the potential victim but God’s not gonna let that happen because his father is pious and Tobit is one of the most pious and likable guys in the Bible
SO this is in the Bible?
It’s in only half the bibles. Protestants started taking a tobit out in 1923. I ask a Catholic priest when I went to school in Dublin. I didn’t have, I think one Catholic priest the whole time I was there. I asked a different Catholic priest; it’s a Catholic College.
So I asked about the Book of Tobit that I was interested in it. I didn’t understand why it was taken out and he said “politics” which that’s that’s my field. I think like that I understand that in. This guy was spoken political terms so I liked that.
He said, “is it a coincidence Luther wanted it out in 1533 and nothing was done until after three years after World War I? The Americans hated the Catholics so much after that war they took it out. And it started with the Lutherans in America.” I didn’t argue with him, but he said it was nothing to about theology or religious beliefs.
So, now my current Lutheran minister sometimes I play the devil’s advocate with him but he understands and he can dish it out as well as he can take it. He said politics has nothing to do with it that, “we took it out ’cause Luther wanted it out.
I said, “Well it took 500 years to for Luther to have his way.”
He responded well the Lutheran Church is very conservative and we’re not going to change and we resist change; were almost as conservative as the Catholics so it stayed in their own these years but yes it we took it out 1923. Besides it has magic in it.
I asked, “So a miracle is called “magic” if it’s too Catholic. It’s a good thing we’re not calling all miracles magic and taking all the books out of the Bible because there wouldn’t be any books left if we did that.
I’m not sure he chuckled but he said he tried to explain this it’s about “superstition” so it’s really not magic. The word he meant to use was “superstition.”
I’m not sure that is matter4s… people are interested and half the bibles contain the story and it’s not on film yet. There one and a half billion people that know the story. I don’t know why Vin Diesel wouldn’t make this film. Vin Diesel would be GREAT.
You said something on different streaming service?
Yeah I talked to them and I said, “read the Book of Tobit from the bible and if you want read to read the script then email me. I’ll send you the script.” It takes about 8 pages in the Bible and I took each verse and wrote the scene for each verse. So I turned 8 pages into 98 pages and should be a hour and 45 minutes. I t will have a little magic; you have a big fight between an angel and a demon. Vin Diesel gets the girl and Sarah is the sweetest like most likable woman. A joy of a lady, considering the 7 dead husbands.You have to like her.
Who should play the part of Sarah?
OK, I don’t know in that interview with the other streaming service, they ask me well who could be Sarah. She’s the lead female. I said Reese Witherspoon or Sandra Bullock both of an age that they could have been married seven times and their husbands killed but can you see either of them being jaded or discouraged any way? They would be strong actors in this role.
I don’t know if these actresses are religious; it doesn’t really matter. The character is religious so her religion buoys her up boys. It’s really not the end of the world if you have keep your faith.
So I told this story to the lesser channel and got a lot of emails because I said read the Book of Tobit (it’s in the Bible) and then email me I’ll send you the script you can read the script and compare it to the Bible and tell me how much damage you think I did, which I don’t think I did. Anyway the guy emails me, “yeah I’ve got to talk to you now face to face on zoom. We arranged is I didn’t know who it was, could have been Vin Diesel calling me, “I want to do this film.” I don’t know so I talked to the guy; he says you can’t send this to everybody that emails you.” I said “why” and he said “they’ll steal it. And I couldn’t hurt his feelings; I mean I taught 30 years in a college classroom: Democrats and Republicans and atheists and Christians and every type. And I learned it’s just easier to stay out of trouble and I just told them the first day, “I tell the truth (the way I see it) and if I hurt somebody’s feelings raise your hand and you can have equal time and something would rarely even came up but I didn’t hurt his feelings.
I did tell him however that the story is 3000 years old and in a half the bibles and one and a half billion people hear this story when they are kids as part of their religious training.”
But it’s impossible to steal it; I mean the Bible is in public domain. I’m not stealing it from the Bible; no one is stealing from me it might. It would be very difficult for someone to make a movie based on Tobit and it be set on the coast of Nazi occupied Europe. That’s about it for my contribution. If you want to put the story of Tobit in Galveston or Vancouver or Manila or in the 18th century the 19th century or in the future make it a science fiction, there’s nothing I can do about it. The story is in the Bible so what’s with the big secrecy and I’ll talk about it all day if you want. You said 30 minutes and I’ve gone on 21. Tobit (Vin Diesel) can play Toby; I do know this.
Why Vin Diesel?
On a personal level. Vin Diesel might be another Toby. Perhaps. I’m sure his parents are worried that he won’t have any children so they won’t have any grandchildren. I used to think that was a Jewish stereotype (trope) for TV and movies and I kind of disapproved, but I know there have been so many movies where the Jewish grandparents are putting pressure on their kids to have babies.
But uh researching this screenplay, Tobit. So I’m looking at the demographics and I don’t write a film, might take me a week work. So, I’m not even going to start until I’ve done the demographics I guess it comes from my political science background; that’s what we do demographics, lots of statistics to explain things. So I looked it up and there are 1.3 billion Catholics that will enjoy this movie; there are 280 million Eastern Orthodox Christians that they are all familiar with the story. But there are only 25 million Jews and that’s worldwide. And when I came across this fact I couldn’t believe the number was so low. But they are a closed religion; they’re not out recruiting a lot of people and they don’t convert a lot of people, so those grandchildren are actually national strategic access, a natural security resource of the Jewish faith. In other words if they want to keep Israel they are going to have to procreate and keep a growing population. The birth rate seems to be actually geopolitical; Israel and China are the only two nations on earth where I believe the birth rate is an actual issue. I’d like to look at the birth rate of Jews worldwide and look at the birth rates of Jews in Israel.
Anyway Toby (Vin Diesel ) wants his son, to have children. It’s normal.
Who would play Tobit?
The 80-year old Jewish man? I don’t know; this would result in a lot of free press. How do you think Deadline, Variety or the others will handle it? And TMZ will go bananas if Mel Gibson agrees to play Tobit. Vin Diesel or Mel Gibson?
First of all he’s got a huge beard now days and he’s an fervent Catholic. I don’t know if people realize that he’s not Roman Catholic, but all Catholics they love Tobit; it’s theirs. It wasn’t good enough for the Protestants and Tobit is a likable. I’ve seen academics studies (surveys); who in the Old Testament would you most trust your kids with? Who in the Old Testament could you want to drink a beer with? Who in the Old Testament is most likable? Who in the Old Testament would you leave your money to in your will? Questions like that and it was indexed by page numbers like in per capita studies. Tobit has 8 pages and his likeability is way up there. The other major figures have more pages and their likeability is actually less than Tobit. And I’m talking about Noah and Moses; he beats them on a per page basis. Makes you think if there should be more pages written about Tobit.
I’ll tell you why we like Tobit; He’s pious and prays constantly, he’s charitable, wants to take care of everyone he sees and then he wants to take care of his family.
But If he played a Jew… a notable Jew like Tobit…
It doesn’t matter to me what Mel Gibson said when he was drunk but I think he likes to get messed up and mouth off; well that’s about half of us. The media can be a pack of wolves… pac journalism. – Vin Diesel?
I hope mentioning it won’t scare him away, but he owes the Jewish community something; whether he realizes that or not he can create a lot of good will and redeem himself at the same time. And how many films are about redemption? You know if a filmmaker won’t allow redemption, what is he doing in this business? How many films were based on redemption so I think the Jewish community whould let him play the role. I think it would be good for him personally. I’ve heard Mel Gibson speak about Jews in the Old Testament and there’s not a harsh word. Jews and Christians are buddy buddy these days; I believe it’s that antisemitism is an old dated paradigm if we are talking about the fundamentalist Christians. Vin Diesel?
Islam has really divided pushed the descendants of Abraham together. The radical and fundamentalist Islamists are uniting the entire Bible, old and new testament. The fundamentalist Islamists they just can’t get over it; they can’t get over the fact that choose the Jews are ALSO the descendants of Abraham. All the Muslims know they are the people of Abraham. Jewish from the same line of people – Abraham the descendants. It’s a world wide bond, Christian Americans, fundamentalist Baptists living in Oregon are part of the chosen people of Abraham; they know that. The descendants of Abraham aren’t such a big divided but some people dream to divide us.
Christians nearly always support Israel financially and with moral stupport. Vin Diesel?
I don’t even hear Christians talking like their antisemites and I think Hollywood could forgive Mel Gibson and he could he could knock this out of the park.
What are the odd this gets done?
Yeah, it’s probably not going to happen. I mean Mel Gibson, Seth Rogen, Sandra Bullock, and Brad Pitt could play Raphael (the angel). The week before I sat down and wrote the script, I was in McDonald’s and these young women were giggling and playing this video on their little phones and sharing it with one another. I had to listen just for a second, just till I heard they were talking about Brad Pitt and the movie had come out Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and they were talking about the… I think it’s famous now… Brad Pitt on the roof what is the installing a television dish or something? Well I thought, you know, he could play the angel part from Tobit.
It won’t ever happen?
Why? It will never happen is simple; these people build a moat around themselves then their agents and managers, everybody around them absolutely refused to read a script which makes me think we’re talking about an entrenched establishment. I mean the Hollywood establishment; why don’t they go to the state legislature and ask for statutory immunity from lawsuits or limitations?
Baseball has immunity; you cannot sue Major League Baseball or most of the owners in tort law. When somebody goes to the part and gets hit by a foul ball, you can only sue for actual damages a $250 doctor bill. If you’re complaint is that the team doesn’t have the protective screen up high enough to protect this fan and the fan wants upwards of $1,000,000, then there are laws to protect baseball.
Lawyers have limitations too; lawyers in a lot of states have limitations; you can’t sue a lawyer because he loses a case. A lot of those laws say gross negligence and gross negligence is huge and what does the word gross mean. You would have to be an idiot and fall down drunk in front of the jury to be in the lawyer and lose a lawsuit because you lost a lawsuit.
Doctors in a lot of states have limited immunity. There are lots of studies; the states that limit doctors liability have lower health care costs and so that’s been a strategy for a long time. Not all states do that but why Hollywood executives don’t drive up to the state legislature and say we want immunity from lawsuits. “I don’t want to be in court every time someone makes a similar movie. Maybe they got the idea from anoutehr agent, maybe it’s just a coincidence.”
So when should a writer go to court?
Well I think that if someone steals your idea you sue the person who steals it, not the thief’s. And you sure should be suing an agent that in the course of his workday probably considered reading a script or maybe out of the goodness of his heart read the script and didn’t share with anyone and but then someone on the other side of town made a similar film. Some of this get crazy; it’s it’s absolutely ridiculous you know.
Why they won’t go to Sacramento and get that changed?
Because there’s stablishment; they have a list. Yes they call it “a list.” Are you on my list? Well then, we don’t read unsolicited material and we’re not accepting anyone new on our list. They won’t read it and that means they probably didn’t read the query letter.
Do you feel frustrated?
I don’t really get upset too much; it’s not personal for me. I do however dislike these people who are pretending to be creative; if they cared about what they were producing they would read a few scripts. I think they care about the paycheck. They would read scripts if they cared what they were producing. They’re establishment and they read the same writers and they just make the same movies over and over. You wonder why all movies are the same? I don’t think it’s because of a deficit of stories… you know Goethe said there’s 42 (only 42) stories and then I heard a fellow on television saying well there’s 47, so in 30 years we’ve invented five stories?
That’s NOT why the movies or the same thing over and over and over again it’s because the people make movies read the same writers over and over and over again; their agents make sure they don’t have anything new to consider. In the current litigation situation (the current paradigm) way of thinking about being sued, how can a black, brown, lesbian, or transgender or a feminist get read?
How will anyone new get on that list to be read? Personally, I have a Ph.D. and they’re not many grammatical errors in my query letters. And and I don’t waste my time. I know the value of my time and I’m not going to waste it on something that might not be read. So I do the research and think about it beforehand and I just think before I write it. But these people reject a lot of stuff out of hand; I hate the stuff that is rejected by a computer. They have programs and they hook it up to their mailbox; the program checkes their mailbox everyday (for example) at 3:25 pm and sends rejection letters to every email that has arrived. You can write, “Mary had a little lamb,” to someone and at a certain time in the next few days… you will get a computer generated rejection letter. You do it the next day and you pitch them the first couple lines from Peter Pan and a 3:25 (the same time as yesterday); you got a rejection letter yesterday and you’re going to get one today too.
And they have a database, you wrote them illegally, the letter is very legal sounding… trying to intimidate you like, “you last wrote us unsolicited material in on this this day and on this day and on this day AGAIN, note the again in huge caps. AGAIN like you’re bothering us. Sure it’s your F-wordign you job to read scripts and if you want to read white guys that routinely exclude the black and brown characters lines, exclude dialogue for black, brown, gay and transgender characters, you’re not doing your damn job.
Maybe this is in the pipeline and they will ask for reforms?
No, they’re not gonna go to Sacramento that would that would be the end of their aristocracy, their power. Listen there is a revolution going on in this country and many people are not trained to see it and maybe there’s a lot of wishful thinking, “God I hope these populist don’t take over and destroy our our nice safe establishment.
Think about Washington DC; you know Donald Trump was elected as an anti-establishment candidate and he got it done so in the Republican Party you can I mean you can really make the case seriously make the case 51% the Republicans are anti establishment. It waa cleat threat to people like Romney and McCain and all those people have been in power for 30-35 years, they resisted Trump and whether you like Donald Trump or not, it doesn’t matter (enemy or you love him) you have to admit that he was always anti establishment and Washington was scared to death. And the next Republican nominee and maybe the next president will be anti-establishment.
In 2024, what will happen?
I feel that either way (Democrat or Republican) they will they will be like Donald Trump and look too tear down their establishment. Ok, the Democrats are anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 Democrats are anti-establishment. Look at the socialist opposition to Joe Biden. Joe Biden’s establishment but look at his detractors giving him hell and they’re going to make sure he’s not super successful and you just mark my words someone to the left of Joe Biden will win the Democratic nomination and someone probably to the right of Donald Trump will win the Republican nomination and I’m not sure really matters who wins. It might matter for American, Monica, but doesn’t mater for this argument. The point is the establishments is dead in the water in Washington.
And this will happen in Hollywood?
I hope… but the establishment in Hollywood could be a long time before they give up power. They’re not going to start reading scripts; they’re not going to write parts for African Americans or transgender.
Don’t be shy; everyone knows the word, “token,” but it seems okay for the establishment in Hollywood? Look at all the evidence. I don’t remember the year; I wrote a script that year. I wrote a script about the Comanche (Native Americans) and on the plains and southern plains (Texas, Oklahoma, southern Kansas, and parts of eastern New Mexico and the southeast bottom corner of Colorado. Now the Comanche they would torture the hell out of anyone; if they caught you, you were dead after three or four days, never in first 10 minutes but it would be long and drawn out, because they thought you were not human. But kinda like the Vikings, they loved their kids, wouldn’t spank them. They didn’t believe in corporal punishment (spanking their kids) and instead they would come up to them in the night scare them, and tell them stories and make them all scared that if they didn’t do the right thing Owl or Coyote (not the wild dog) Coyote was a something they made up to scare their kids. They loved their kids and they got married and they had a families, relgions and relationships and they had an economy and I thought that would be a great television series. Amazon picked up Transparenting instead.
That same year they had think it was 14 African Americans (and no Native Americans) were nominated that year and 9 persons of color were for nominated for acting awards. Not a single person of color won; they were 0-14. Talk about tokanism.
The next morning I watched Good Morning America and there was someone was naïve or very bright; I’m not sure which one. He said, “well actor of color can’t get a decent role in Hollywood because there are no writers to write roles for people of color.” He said this on national television; I mean Good Morning America’s huge ratings. Everybody heard it and it just cruised over everyone’s head and the Hollywood elite are allowed to keep their lists of approved writers. Worse than the Soviet Union.
My expertise is the Soviet Union. Totalitarian government, but that was what was going on when I was getting my Ph.D. in Ireland and they had a writers trade union and there was a list. If the Communist Party liked you you were published and got a big apartment and if they didn’t like you then you were officially ignored; if you were a threat to them in anyway you were on your way to prison.
If you were a threat to them in anyway you were sent to a Gulag and everybody knows the story of Gulag Archipielago (Alexander Solzhenitsyn). And I found myself asking my students (maybe it’s a little bit much form for freshman or even sophomore poli science class) but what is the difference between the Communist Party having a list and the Hollywood establishment having a list?
In the end we put a lot of people in prison but probably not for writing something, Maybe if you are an addict or abitual shoplifter or you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time or your skin color, you might go to prison; but we’re not ready yet to put writers away, why do that when they can be easily ignored? Why suffer the expense of locking them up in a prison when they can just be kept quiet?
The new writers are “free” to be poor, but really what’s the difference? The films produced each year are the same as those from the previous year. And what’s the message the elite are sending with every automated rejection letter? We can’t be bothered by anyone not approved?
You know the first day in every government class, everybody teaches (it might be your first day in college) all the forms of government, aristocracy, democracy, oligarchy and all the Greek root words. We learn the Greek the word demos is the word for people. And the Greek word oli is the root word oligarchy – a few people that’s hold all the power. Given that black, brown and gay writer can’t get a fair read, I would say Hollywood is an oligarchy, but given the number (more than a few) and celebrity status of the rulig class, maybe it’s only an aristocracy. Regardless of labels and name calling a few people in Hollywood are deciding what’s produced.
Yeah it’s despicable. Actually illegal. Discrimination is illegal.
Amazing what artists can get away with.
They’re not artists; they work for artists but they have scared (scarred) they’ve scared people like Vin Diesel so this is story about a Jewish family and two families, seven Jewish weddings (I guess all total it’s nine families) and the chaos surrounding nine demonic murders. A chilling story; the book has a huge following (1.5 billion), still
Vin Diesel will never see it. Vin Diesel won’t have the chance to play Tobit. But Hollywood Komasars, (agents, managers and representatives) they’ve manhandle their clients for their “own” good.
Now I’ve been around theater people and I know a lot of them they invest so much in their craft; they can’t take care of their personal business. I’m not talking about that; I’m talking about walls built to keep good ideas from artistic people. You have to stop usting computers to send these unsolicited material rejection slips; you can’t reading the quer letter even. It destroys young people; it discourages the future generations and it’s straight out of the Soviet Union playbook.
But maybe you never heard that the system is rigged? But take some time to think about it. I think black, brown and transgender people are about to upset the apple cart in Hollywood.
How will you feel?
I’ll be glad to be there. I’ll be happy to hold the door so it doesn’t hit them on the ass leaving.
They aren’t really liberals are they?
No, they claim to hate conservatives but they will do everything within their power to maintain their own power and influence at the expense of minorities. They are very disingenuous. But they feel they need to put on a show (of it) so they can continue remaking the same film they made the year before.
What can be done?
Nothing. Did you ever think the establishment are allowed to do this because of the opulence of Hollywood? A person can sit on their ass and read eight scripts a year and live in a decent house… I know that some movies are flops and they might lose money but look at all the people sitting on their asses, and make a nice living and they’re not really worried about black, brown, transgender or feminist writers interesting story from the different perspective.
Feminsts have it the worse, they are probably not gonna kill anybody in the script. They’re probably gonna upset too many people. We can let Feminsts write movies for women. It seems like women are not allowed to write for men and that’s not going to change until you start reading their scripts.
So yeah I think they’re lazy. You are exactly right and yeah edit all this out. You’re not going to take it out of context because nothing really matters to me but the Book of Tobit and its 3000 years old; a million a billion and a half people know the story already. No one’s going to accuse me of blasphemy or of changing the Bible. I would like to see it made into a film but God’s not on anyone’s list.
I’m not on your list either, I’m pretty sure. I’m not bitter I’m just trying to make a point.
Call me anytime; you know I’m here.