2) Movies are different: for the last five years, there has been a growing concern about the lack of plots, and rehashing used TV shows or even computer games ("Doom," "Resident Evil," "Mortal Kombat.") Now, for 90% of the movies that's true, and I think one of the big problems is that Hollywood has completely EXCLUDED ITSELF from ANY "conservative" themes. So it is always stuck preaching to only half the choir. I have a novel/screenplay for a 9/11 movie that is very "conservative" in its themes, etc., and which (so far) NO editor has said was not well written---yet no one will touch it because of the slant/subject matter (i.e., Americans are heroes, the jihadists are evil).
There are a FEW brilliant movies out there. For ex, I just watched "11:14" which takes a body falling on a car at 11:14 and then goes backwards to tie in the lives of four or five individuals as they came to that point. There have been some others like that---Johnny Depp was in one whose title escapes me. What is generally lacking, though, is the ability to tie these sophisticated screenplays/concepts to CONSERVATIVE themes.
Interesting, and also yields a not-so-obvious scenario I hadn't thought of before; can you say balkanized teevee? It's already here isn't it? And not just teevee; it's everywhere in the form of multiculturalism. Roll that around in your capable mind for a while to see what you come up with.
I think one of the big problems is that Hollywood has completely EXCLUDED ITSELF from ANY "conservative" themes.
Their insular existence, just like those of the NY and DC media contributes in large part. "Elitism" is a mental illness that might best be cured by schmoozing with the unwashed. But then they might end up like Petah Jennings on one of his man-on-the-street interviews with a Dallas Cowboys fan some years ago. In one of those rare UNchoreographed events, the Texan gave Petah a virtual shot in the chops. Wasn't pretty....for Petah. Doncha know they are REAL uncomfortable with the unenlightened, teeming masses? Loose cannons we are ;^)
So it is always stuck preaching to only half the choir.
Stuck on stupid(Thank you gen. Honore("That John Wayne dude"))