Communists of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region Organization (CPLR) demands the arrest of film director James Cameron, whose latest film Avatar became highly successful globally. The Russian communists said in their statement that the Canadian director “plundered science fiction of the Soviet Union.
The message posted on the official website of the organization says in a very rude manner that Cameron dared to raise his hand against the creative legacy of such Soviet science fiction novelists as Strugatsky, Yefremov and Bulychev.
“The starred and striped scum [Cameron] did that because the late writers would not be able to sue him. Cameron’s place is in jail, not on the Red Carpet of the Oscar Ceremony,” the message says.
The communists of the above-mentioned organization harshly criticized both the director and the actors of the acclaimed film. Lubov Kalashnitsyna, a secretary of a local division of the organization, said that actress Sigourney Weaver was a “fallen woman who should not be allowed to treat anyone.”
Boris Strugatsky, the brother and the co-author of the late Arkady Strugatsky, previously stated that he did not have the intention to sue the makers of Avatar. Russian news agencies reported several days ago that Boris Strugatsky was going to sue James Cameron for his supposed plagiarism of Strugatskys’ ideas in Avatar. Boris Strugatsky later rejected the rumors .
The Communists of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region criticized other well-known films before. In May 2008, the organization condemned Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
In 2009, the organization protested against the creation of the color version of one of USSR’s most renowned and acclaimed films – 17 Moments of Spring. The series is about the life of Soviet spy Maksim Isaev operating in Nazi Germany under the name Max Otto von Stirlitz, played by the Soviet actor Vyacheslav Tikhonov. The black-and-white miniseries was completely reproduced in color in 2009. The CPLR stated that it was an attempt to falsify history. Sergey Malinkovich, the leader of the organization, organized the Movement Against Colorization and Distortion of Soviet Films.