Ed Driscoll

Celluloid Plastic Turkey

Jim Geraghty, currently residing in Turkey, is livid about his adopted country’s new blockbuster movie, complete with American–well, anti-American–celebrities:

So Turkey is abuzz about the imminent release of their biggest-budget movie blockbuster ever.

Americans, however, may not be so thrilled.

In the most expensive Turkish movie ever made, American soldiers in Iraq crash a wedding and pump a little boy full of lead in front of his mother.

They kill dozens of innocent people with random machine gun fire, shoot the groom in the head, and drag those left alive to Abu Ghraib prison where a Jewish doctor cuts out their organs, which he sells to rich people in New York, London and Tel Aviv.

Valley of the Wolves Iraq, set to open in Turkey on Friday, feeds off the increasingly negative feelings many Turks harbor toward their longtime NATO allies: Americans.

The movie, which reportedly cost some $10 million, is the latest in a new genre of popular culture that demonizes the United States. It comes on the heels of a novel called Metal Storm about a war between Turkey and the U.S., which has been a best seller for months.

At this point, movies that portray America are annoying, but common; I’m not sure the Americans in this film are much more sinister than the CIA and oil companies in the wretched Syriana.

But what’s special about this one is that some pretty prominent American actors are joining in the America-bashing:

The movie’s American stars are Billy Zane, who plays a self-professed peacekeeper sent by God, and Gary Busey as the Jewish-American doctor.

Pardon my French, but Billy, Gary… you’re whores. You will contribute to the vilest propaganda for a pile of cash. You’re actors; we knew you would sell out your mother for a name above the title and a share of the home video rights, but now you’re willing to act out stereotypes straight out of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion for some Turkish lira.

Looks like a nominee for Best Foreign Film of 2006 has just entered the Oscar race.

Update: Michelle Malkin has more, and a look at Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep’s intense cases of Alito Derangement Syndrome.