The Passionate Attachment

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As Oscar-winning Iranian talks of peace, CNBC cameras hone in on Spielberg…

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

February 27, 2012 at 10:06 am

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  1. This is a subtle gesture by Hollywood, and a response by co-optation to Ahmedinejad’s Hollywoodism conference. The Tehran bourgeoisie will be gratified by imperial recognition, and popular culture is placed above politics much as democracy promotion is presented as being above politics.

    It is remarkable that this is the first Iranian Oscar, considering Iran has had perhaps the best national cinema for the last 30 years.

    An excellent blog, in French, on Hollywoodism–


    February 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

  2. Thanks for the insightful comment and link, maoilriain.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    February 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm


    Pepe Escobar praises Hollywood for recognizing film, sees this as a victory for Iranian people against the regime–it’s clear whose side Pepe is on


    March 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  4. Absolutely. And Antiwar — they pushed the NED-backed “Green Revolution” like they pushed the NED-backed “Arab Spring.”

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    March 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

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