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Anonymous said…
So you hate American movies!! I am shocked!! Truly!! You have so many layers to you lady....

PS: Redacted was Hollywood at its worst.

In Solidarity
Layla Anwar said…
American junk, calling herself a woman....hahahahahaha.

Redacted was hollywood at its worst because it had the courage and audacity to SHOW YOU AND YOUR ILK AT ITS BEST.!

Now fuck off and go and take those ugly curlers out....
Anonymous said…
How about "Lawrence of Arabia"?

Greg from USA
Anonymous said…
What an irresistible topic

Movies you might find tolerable

The Bridge on the River Kwai
Schindler's List
Hotel Rwanda
Cool Hand Luke
Unforgiven
The Sixth Sense
The African Queen
Gladiator
Saving Private Ryan

Good Movies that you would probably hate

The Shining
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Memento
The Matrix
It's a Wonderful Life
Forrest Gump
Patton
The Lion King
A Christmas Story
War Games
Jaws
Blade Runner
Die Hard
Platoon

Greg from USA
Anonymous said…
awwww you really hurt my feelings!!! But remember, if you can call yourself a woman, anyone can....

PS: America is GOOD!! Don't forget it!!
Anonymous said…
Layla--Many thanks for your suggestions. I'll jot down the names and see IF they are available WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUBTITLES. Unfortunately, for those less gifted in languages, I and many other friends I know here will not be able to access it if it's in Arabic with no subtitles. Also, I can forward the information, even better, to some of the local, non-commercial entities in the area so EVERYBODY can see it. As someone who has seen many, many hundreds and hundreds of films, almost all of which are "foreign" from a multitude of countries, too many to remember in terms of all there names, I certainly agree with you about American films. However, I will try to gather a SHORT list, indeed, it will be a short list, of American films worth seeing, unless you have already seen them. Two that come to my mind, immediately, an absolute classic, "The Last Picture Show," an exquisitely delicate and unusual love story--the ending truly memorable to me. I don't like to say too much before someone sees it, so, here's a simple reference, www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Picture_Show
And, one more, a truly extraordinary, remarkable performance on a subject also considered taboo, for the most part, everywhere, "Dominick and Eugene" Again, just one brief reference, www.imdb.com/title/tt0095050 You will never know from the descriptions, because they and I do not want to give away the amazing dramatic, emotional relationship and impact of what happens to the main protagonist in the film, the decisive moments and events. As in all cases, it is culturally specific, but, in these instances, the specifics are only the medium for more universal messages. Both, fortunately, have more or less "happy" endings. However, just thinking about the Dominick and Eugene film brings tears to my eyes. It really falls into a special category of its own in terms of subject matter and how it is/was depicted, portrayed, approached, etc. If I can thing of any others, Ill let you know. I think if I were to choose between the two, above, Dominick and Eugene would win, hands down, for me, again, because it was so extraordinary in terms of the performances and the subject matter they depicted with such delicacy--karlmarx
Anonymous said…
To all my beloved fans. I'm quitting the blogging business. I've come to the realization that menopause and blogging don't mix.

I'd like to thank many people for their support but most of all, that little brat who has followed my trials and tribulations as if she was a pimple on my ass!

goodbye to all.
Anonymous said…
The real Layla Anwar would never give up.

Shame on the retarded pile of dogshit who dared use her dear name to comment above.
Layla Anwar said…
Anonymous,

You are right....

besides, peri menopause or menopause or even old age, are nothing to be ashamed of...


A woman expulsed that donkey from her womb...It might need to remember the one who gave birth to It.

But then with mothers like it's what can one expect but..
Layla Anwar said…
American garbage,

I am 10 women in one.
you still have not taken off those ugly curlers...damn american suburbia.
Anonymous said…
What? You may have been completely wrong, but you were a talented blogger nonetheless...

I picture you to be in some small room with some pan Arab Islamist telling you what to write about... Did he tire and pull your plug because too many embarrassing issues were being exposed?

You can't give up until you have changed your mind about working with the Americans to rebuild Iraq.

Greg from USA
Anonymous said…
I must confess, you scared me half to death when you said you'd given up blogging!! I would be bereft. However, I have thought about giving up blogging, myself,for reasons you can see, above. Nonetheless, I promise to persist even if alittle more slowly and belatedly than before. In these horrible times, little pearls and diamonds that fall from the blogger sky, such as yours, are necessary for one's mental and emotional survival.--karlmarx
Anonymous said…
Update--just found info on Yacoubian Building and Lemon Tree--both available in book form in Engish. The former, indeed, sounds fascinating, whether book or movie.--km
Layla Anwar said…
KM,

The imposter layla anwar, is obviously not me...it lacks imagination that's all.

You can find the Yacoubian building in English, published by penguin press if I recall right.
The book is a must read.

As for Lemon Tree, I would rather watch the film. Forget the book. The film was inspired by a true story that took place in occupied Palestine a few years ago.
Anonymous said…
keep deleting. We both know that I own 'LAYLA ANWAR'. It was the stupidity of 'la' to not cover her tracks, so don't be mad that I found you out. I don't take lightly anyone trashing america and you are no exception. Of course I didn't know who you were when I went snooping for your identity but seriously...if a nobody like me can find you out. you must be pretty pathetic. You should've been fired!
Layla Anwar said…
You're using my name to post garbage you fucking retard.
You can go ahead and snoop my shit if you like..And fuck you and fuck your America.
Anonymous said…
As usual, USans have nothing better to do but to snoop around trying to gather information about others - if they are capable of doing that. Rather immature of you to state that you 'don't take lightly anyone trashing the US' when the evidence is out there in abundance that the US has trashed itself, anonymous above. So, whether you like it or not, it's something you will HAVE to put up with. Try leaving your shores, for a start, and see the reception you will get anywhere in the world.

Your time would be better spent in trying to sort out the disaster in your own backyard.
Anonymous said…
Hi! Layla, re Trashing America or America is trashed.

America:
Trashy prison system where one quarter of the global prison population are imprisoned Trashy health system.- approx 50 million Americans do not have any health care.. And even if one does that does not guarantee you get your insurance. Trashy pay-up or go away and die hospital schemes. Trashy Star-bucks soya excuse for coffee. Trashy social service system. Trashy fake food. And Trashy Trashy Hollywood Planet. As a world humanitarian film THE US IS THE TRASHIEST SHOW ON EARTH!
Anonymous said…
America is the land of the FREE - those with money and power are FREE to fuck over everyone else..
G.Gar said…
Salam Layla,

Both Greg from the U.S and American women are so full grudge. They get disoriented when they relaize who is better? Alas they don't have enough courage to admit that they are worthless srap metal of the lowest genre.

I wonder if you could recommend or provide a link for an Iraqi documentary or film from the eighties era. I remeber I once watched a film about the Babylon fesival in 1989 and I was so impressed.
Layla Anwar said…
Grrrrrrrrrreg,

Ok, I liked forest gummp, mainly the songs.
I like Robert di Niro and J.Nicholson too. I think they are very good actors, and the older they get the better they are.
As good as it gets is a good "comedy".
And I suppose this is as good as it gets.
Layla Anwar said…
Little Deer,

"Your time would be better spent in trying to sort out the disaster in your own backyard."

This is too funny.........am still laughing.
Layla Anwar said…
Blue gum,

Ditto for blue gum...am cracking up.
Layla Anwar said…
Amre al Abyad,

Hello,
I will have a look for you, but I doubt very much you will find anything from the 80's. the Iraqi TV and film archives have been completely destroyed. Completely.
Even the musueum of modern art, completely ransacked and destroyed and the paintings from the pioneer Iraqi artits, stolen and sold for peanuts....I don't want to go down that route right now, as this is a topic that really really tears me apart...
Layla Anwar said…
WEFU,

That was very funny too...loooooool.
Anonymous said…
Layla,

I understand how you must hate America. Understand that the American people lost control of the government in the 1930's, we are a nation of slaves. The government is dominated by an international pro-israel banking cartel. Our military is nothing but an attack dog for corporate interests. You must understand that the American people have been brainwashed incrementally for about 80 years. Our food and water contains drugs such as sodium fluoride, and other toxins to dumb us down and turn us into complacent slaves. America is in its darkest hour, and we need a miracle from God, Allah, or anyone to help save the world from the powers of evil.

check out www.infowars.com
Anonymous said…
i love betool.

to her... priceless

annie
Layla Anwar said…
anonymous,

I agree, you need a miracle indeed...or maybe some MAJOR Divine intervention but not terribly pleasing to the Americans.
Layla Anwar said…
annie,

yes Betool is an amazing artist...
Thanks.
Anonymous said…
Thanks for the link to a brilliant and forceful piece. Thanks for the examples of Iraqi art. I'll visit your blog again.
holyworrier said…
P.S. I found your website via a Kris Kristofferson song, "The Circle".
Anonymous said…
Someone had to show you the errors of your ways. I waited almost 2 years, if not more, and there was no change.

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