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  1. 07 Jun '10 18:34
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703340904575284701121303026.html?mod=WSJ_newsreel_lifeStyle

    * JUNE 7, 2010

    Texas Big-Screen Uproar
    Possible State Subsidy for Film About Vengeful Illegal Immigrant Stirs Outrage

    BY STEPHANIE SIMON

    Texans are bombarding the governor's office with calls and letters to try to stop tax dollars from subsidizing a satirical film about a vengeful illegal immigrant.

    The coming film, a bloody action movie with a star-studded cast titled "Machete," could be eligible for more than $1.5 million of taxpayer subsidies under a program designed to encourage directors to shoot in Texas.

    The state Film Commission may deny subsidies to any production that includes "inappropriate content or content that portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion." But the commission—eager to woo as many movie, advertising and video-game shoots as possible—has ...

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  2. 07 Jun '10 18:34
    by Quentin Tarantino.
  3. 07 Jun '10 18:34
    you couldn't hire better publicity!
  4. 07 Jun '10 18:38
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703340904575284701121303026.html?mod=WSJ_newsreel_lifeStyle

    * JUNE 7, 2010

    Texas Big-Screen Uproar
    Possible State Subsidy for Film About Vengeful Illegal Immigrant Stirs Outrage

    BY STEPHANIE SIMON

    Texans are bombarding the governor's office with calls and letters to try to stop tax dollars from ...[text shortened]... on—eager to woo as many movie, advertising and video-game shoots as possible—has ...

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    Sounds like a good story to me, why shouldn't the film be subsidized?
  5. 07 Jun '10 19:06
    presumably the "vengeful illegal immigrant" will be whacking Texans.
  6. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    07 Jun '10 20:05 / 1 edit
    Old news.

    Thread 130388
  7. 08 Jun '10 02:22 / 1 edit
    Culture Forum!?!?