Tag: jimmy savile

Film pitch: Writing from an armchair

 

Read the above synopsis! It’s from an already released movie (albeit straight to DVD). Dull right?

Now, i am trying to write an elevator pitch to sell my film idea and everywhere i read it says that this my be as airtight as an astronaut’s bumhole. That i understand as i have to sell it to people with a 5 second attention span which leads me back to this curious piece of salesmanship.

If this was presented as a film pitch i am sure the writer would get a punch in the face from the Studio Head unless the pitcher of this was David Mamet then you know it’s backed up with talent. Peter Kaye (equally talented) is doing that with Car Share about (wait for it!) two people who car pool to work.

Being famous is no reason to be complacent… oui?

Jimmy Savile test card

 

The serial nonce Jimmy Savile gets everywhere with no corner of BBC television safe in his pursuit of the sexual scorched earth policy.

 

 

That’s the thing about Rumours….

So, there were all these rumours circulating about Jimmy Savile and the underage noncing he did but I won’t talk about that as it is endlessly analysed in the press. What I will do is a comparison.

Why did the BBC staff stay quiet when all this was going on FOR 30 YEARS? The victims were obviously scared to come forward when he was alive so the fault falls on those that had instant access to his sick personal life and kept quiet. Forget the bullshit that nobody knew what was going on. It’s the same crap said by the Nazis on trial in Nuremberg about the Holocaust.

One scenario is that the BBC saw how much prestige he brought in and as long as that happened, he (as long as it didn’t come out) could get away with it and he did until he died. Why else was the Newsnight report killed?

The comparison part:

I recently read a fascinating biography about Errol Flynn where it was proved that he was a die Anti Semitic Nazi sympathizer and actually helped the Third Reich with his spying antics. Why did the overwhelming Jewish film factory turn a blind eye to his anti American behaviour? Let’s not forget, there were rumours about him too but the truth is that he made them money and that’s all that counts when in Company Town, just look at Mel Gibson.

 The BBC basically turned a blind eye due to a ratings winning personality and now it has bitten them all in the bollocks and all those that thought it was funny to be extremely sexist and more will eventually be revealed, causing more headache for the Corporation.

Cast your mind back to when Hardeep Singh Kohli was suspended because he was inappropriate with a staff member, and I am in no way alluding to racial bias, but the Corporation did its bit for damage control but in the past allowed too many celebrities to go unchecked on more extreme perversions.

This is a story that will destroy many a career, much like Savile’s. Get the popcorn ready and enjoy what the Sun will call SavilleGate.