Skip to comments.On the Right Side of the Theater Aisle - The NY Times Liberty Film Festival
Posted on 06/27/2005 12:14:40 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
THE film producer Stephen K. Bannon isn't just on a crusade. He's on a roll.
"Look at Feb. 25, 2004 - a watershed week for the Hollywood right," he said in his Santa Monica office while scribbling a circle around the word "Lord" on his whiteboard. "On Ash Wednesday, 'The Passion of the Christ' is released theatrically, and on Sunday, 'Lord of the Rings' - a great Christian allegory - wins 11 Academy Awards. So here you have Sodom and Gomorrah bowing to the great Christian God, and did you guys notice? No, because 99 per cent of the content in the media's sewage pipes is the culture of death, not life."
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The Liberty Film Festival/LIBERTAS in The NY Times
[Page 1 of the Arts & Leisure section, 6/26/05]
www.libertyfilmfestival.com/LIBERTAS ^ | June 26, 2005 | Jason Apuzzo
Posted on 06/27/2005 2:09:04 AM PDT by RonDog
The Liberty Film Festival/LIBERTAS in The NY TimesFiled under:Be sure to check out todays NY Times article on Page 1 of the Arts & Leisure section on the new conservative film movement. Reporter James Ulmer did a nice job on the piece - in large part because he got the players right, and really captured some of the personalities.
There are a few points Govindini and I made in the article that bear repeating - because they come up so often on our discussions in this subject. First of all this movement is not about serving the Republican Party, even if many of us do vote Republican. Yes, this is a movement driven by values - but also by aesthetics, which is where politicians and Beltway pundits are hopelessly lost at sea. Here are some of the relevant quotations:And some show business conservatives say they fear that overt political connections will turn off audiences. It never works when politicians come to Hollywood to try to influence content, said Govindini Murty, a Hindu actress and right-wing advocate who appears frequently on conservative talk shows. Democrat or Republican, they should just stay away.
Ms. Murty and her husband, Jason Apuzzo, while leery of political control, arent shy about promoting their own political message. These two budding filmmakers founded the Liberty Film Festival, which supplies ammunition for what Mr. Bannon calls the rights propaganda war with the left.
And yet the industry may already be changing. "Conservatives don't even need a movement to take over Hollywood," said Alan L. Gansberg, a historian and screenwriter on the left, because, in his view, most of the young professionals entering the film and television business today are in line with conservative values.
Mr. Chetwynd agreed that newcomers to the entertainment business did not all share the liberal beliefs that were once so common. "These new conservatives are working in desk jobs in the agencies and studios," he said. "They're busy building careers and may change Hollywood politically."
And, BTW, thanks for posting. (We're winning, and the Times is afraid...very afraid).
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