Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Maybe you should learn the basics before you reinvent the damn wheel", I heard this on television today and I liked that phrase. I think there is something in there for all of us don't you think? On another note, I'm just about to finish the documentary on the Lebanese civil war and the guy who put it together has done a fantastic job. One thing which struck me as odd was that Jumblatt actually came across as quite likeable for a warlord. His mannerisms both in archive footage and whilst being interviewed were quite amusing and I enjoyed watching him weasel his way out of the tough questions with a mischievous glint in his eye. Bastard - no wonder Fisk keeps harping on about having dinner with the guy. Syria might have some truly diabolical minds operating its foreign policy but Lebanon wins hands down for political personalities with pizzazz and flare (Is that how we spell pizzazz btw?).


C.Sydow said...

What struck me even more than Jumblatt presenting himself as a nice guy, is the big role George Hawi plays in the documentary. Quite often i got the impression that he somehow appears to be the narrator of all the events. A Lebanese friend of mine told me, that Hawi was quite close to the producer/author of the documentaries.

Do you know if this is true?

Wassim said...

You know I can actually find out. It seems that the guy who did this documentary is the brother of a friend of a friend! Talk about six degrees. I think that George Hawi was quite prominently featured, but I don't feel like it hindered the work overall.