Sunday , 23 June 2024

“Air Force One” Producer to Trump: Stop Using Our Movie’s Music

Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in “Air Force One”; Columbia Pictures/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Somebody else doesn’t want Donald Trump using their music on the campaign trail.

Gail Katz, who produced the 1997 Harrison Ford blockbuster Air Force One, has written a letter to the GOP presidential nominee’s campaign, telling them to stop using the movie’s score at his campaign events – the most recent being Trump’s arrival via helicopter last week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH.

“At no point were the filmmakers contacted to ask for permission to use Jerry’s music for the Republican campaign,” the letter, posted on The Hollywood Reporter‘s website, says in part.

“We sincerely hope that Donald Trump and the Republicans do not use the Air Force One score in the future,” the letter continues. “It is a misappropriation of the music and the good will of the film, and we want to make sure that it does not imply any endorsement of the Republican ticket by the filmmakers.”

Leaving no doubt about her feelings toward candidate Trump, Katz ends the letter with, “The Trump campaign’s misappropriation of songs and music over the repeated objections of authors and performers is just one more reason why on November 8 the American voters will send a clear message to Donald Trump — ‘Stay off our plane’!”

The final comment of course echoes Harrison Ford’s words to Gary Oldman’s hijacker near the movie’s end: “Get off my plane!”

Trump has been criticized in recent weeks by musicians including Queen, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, the estate of George Harrison and others for using their music in his campaign.

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