What's Going on With The Rum Diary ?

What's Going on With The Rum Diary ?

There are 8 comments on the Paste Magazine story from Jul 20, 2010, titled What's Going on With The Rum Diary ?. In it, Paste Magazine reports that:

Although it doesn't have a U.S. release date yet, or a trailer, fans anxiously waiting for The Rum Diary can whet their appetites over a few official production photos from the filming in Puerto Rico.

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Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#1 Jul 21, 2010
Puerto Rico in the 1950's and 60's as backdrop to Anglos working in a local newspaper.

Colonial natives had just signed a lease, in 1952,(from U.S. Congress) to administer "it's otherwise federally appointed" local government.

Puerto Rico's colonial elite, imposed (on the general population) the colony's lack of sovereignty, using every trick in the books.

It would be interesting to see how an Anglo author (from one of the states) revisits life among the colony's mainland Anglo community.

Jorge
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#2 Jul 21, 2010
This Diary ought to be compared with TJ's diaries, where the author revisits life (lived by a stateside Anglo, of Puerto Rican roots).

Jorge
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#3 Jul 21, 2010
Has the terriorial colony of Puerto Rico change much since 1952, in the Rum Diaries, to TJ's Land Of Lost Dreams, in the 1990's?

For starters, the federal govt. "revised" the economic basis of the colony, in 1995; ending it in 2005.

Popular demand for sovereignty, by the colony's American citizens, has increased from 30%, in 1952 (divided between pro independents and pro statehooders) to 57%; in 2008; a solid majority.

Americans, of Puerto Ricans roots, residing in the colony has doubled, to 4 million.

Economically, the island has integrated more rapidly to the U.S., since 1952.

The military presence in the colony has almost disappeared.

English has, de facto, become the colony's second language language.

The territorial colony has been plagued by economic (financial) and social for over 3 decades, to date.

Among other changes....

Jorge
hii

Anonymous Proxy

#5 Aug 11, 2010
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hii

Anonymous Proxy

#6 Aug 11, 2010
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Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#7 Aug 11, 2010
hii wrote:
hii
back to your cave....

Since: Aug 10

Islamabad, Pakistan

#8 Aug 25, 2010
Hi..!!
The Rum Diary is being adapted into a Hollywood film. Bruce Robinson wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which stars Johnny Depp as journalist Paul Kemp. Filming took place in Puerto Rico 2009.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#9 Aug 25, 2010
James A1 wrote:
Hi..!!
The Rum Diary is being adapted into a Hollywood film. Bruce Robinson wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which stars Johnny Depp as journalist Paul Kemp. Filming took place in Puerto Rico 2009.
Hopefully it will be a protray of the Anglo apartheid of the 1950's and 1960's...where these decided to drown themselves to death rather than leading and mingling with the Spanish speaking population (but that meant going back to school and learning Spanish and Puerto Rican his/herstory)....

Luckily these Anglos, who refuse to integrate into our culture, are still within their own "ghettoized" mentality and spare us from their miserable presence.

Jorge

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