Man Walks Out Of Movie That Chronicles Infanticide Case Because It Lacks Artistic Flair
Jack Blair considers himself as informed as the next person, and prides himself on his open-mindedness. So when the film Gosnell: The Trial Of America’s Biggest Serial Killer came out, he decided to go check it out. The movie is about an abortion doctor who, while performing tens of thousands of legal abortions, also performed an unknown number of illegal abortions, including late term abortions, and also killed babies who were born alive. Jack is decidedly pro-choice, yet went to the movie anyway. But he couldn’t handle more than an hour of the film.
“I just couldn’t take it anymore,” explains Blair. “It wasn’t the fact that a man had taken advantage of disenfranchised women of color for over 30 years. It wasn’t that they showed where the doctor collected in his refrigerator the feet of the babies he had killed. It wasn’t that his abortion clinic was filthy and uninspected with cats running around and human urine soaked carpets. Look… I’m woke. I’m an activist. I know stuff happens. But I’m also an artist. And I could only take so much bad lighting, dialogue, directing… and don’t get me started on the acting. The production level of this movie was so bad, I walked out about an hour into it.”
Blair’s friend, Molly gives a little more insight. “Jack doesn’t easily walk out of a movie. He knows good film-making. He saw Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ 12 times… and he’s never even read the Biblical account once. After seeing half of the Gosnell film, we talked about it. And our consensus was, if you are going to make a film about something important, do it well. You know? Here is a situation where the writers had a chance to tell a horrific story about something that matters to them. But the lighting was horrible. Imagine blowing your opportunity to get your message out because you didn’t present it in good lighting.”
Jack says he is waiting for a film that gives both sides to the story, perhaps produced by Planned Parenthood. “This movie seemed preachy. I don’t go to a movie to be told what is right and wrong. This movie did not present opposing views in an artistic fashion. There was no one giving a strong argument for infanticide in this movie. Well… other than Dr. Gosnell. I believe you can tell a gruesome horror story like this in a more appealing way. Believe me. I’m an artist. There is a reason it only showed in 600 theaters. It wasn’t because it exposed the psychotic underbelly of the abortion industry. It was because of lousy lighting. I know. I’m an artist.”
To learn more about the film, go to www.GosnellMovie.com