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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: The Blood Diamond Reply with quote

Leonardo DiCaprio's latest vehicle, "The Blood Diamond" is generating negative publicity for everyone. The diamond industry is so concerned about a backlash that they have been taking out full page ads to defend the industry and to claim that they have cleaned up the problems shown in the movie. The industy claims the storyline reflects the late nineties, so I guess only older diamonds are soaked in blood.

Warner Brothers isn't getting off any better than the diamond industry. Warner recruited child amputees to work as extras in the film by promising them prosthetic limbs. The film finished shooting more than three months ago, but the studio has yet to make good on their promise, allegedly telling the Africans "You will have to wait for December, when the movie comes out, so we can get some publicity out of it."

Perhaps we will see "The Blood Film" eight years from now, prompting studio executives to take out full page ads defending their industry and claiming that exploitation is a thing of the past.

Frank
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