Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Shoot 'em up: Morecambe and Wise glorifying gun crime?



The papers report the controversy surrounding the poster for the film Shoot'Em Up. The poster has been accused of being in bad taste as it allegedly glorifies gun crime. I suppose the complainants have a point, particularly as the actor depicted, Paul Giamatti bears an uncanny resemblance to the late comedian Eric Morecambe, one half of the celebrated double act Morecambe and Wise. Perhaps the film's publicists should "wise" up and design a more tasteful poster.
Cue deathly, eerie silence punctuated by the swooshing of tumbleweeds in the wind and the distant clanging of a funeral bell…the day job is still intact

2 comments:

Mope Monster (Oriental Variety) said...

Tumbleweeds swishing in the breeze indeed. At least you comprehend the depths of your own unfunniness.

MOPE MONSTER EXTRODINAIRE said...

PS Lady Fotherington is taking a short sabbatical.