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To: wideawake

You're correct. There are definitely films each year with a homosexual theme. Sometimes they win awards. Along with them, however, there are hundreds of other films with other themes.

Seems to me that there are movies to fit just about every taste and preference out there. Some are great. Some are OK. Some are lousy.

What I do is have a look at the reviews if I feel like taking in a movie. There, I can find out what the subject matter of the film is, who made it, and get a general idea of what sort of film it is. Then...after looking at the review section of the paper, my wife and I decide together which movie we're going to see.

Then we decide which of the dozen multi-screen theaters to see it in. I favor the ones with stadium seating and good hot dogs at the snack bar. My wife really prefers smaller theaters. We compromise and go to both.

We're usually pretty happy with our choice of movie. We've done our research, found a film that looks like something we'll enjoy, and picked a good time for us to go.

I recommend that process to everyone. That way, you won't be suprised when "Bitches in Heat" doesn't turn out to be a film about puppies.

25 posted on 10/28/2005 10:31:33 AM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
My point is that Hollywood decides that certain films out of the hundreds it makes are the designated "socially important" films.

These films - The Crying Game (1992), Philadelphia (1993), Secrets And Lies (1996), The Cider House Rules (1999), Far From Heaven (2002) The Hours (2002), Million Dollar Baby (2004), etc. - are sleekly advertised and their content is carefully concealed in ads.

There are certain message films where you see the trailer or the ad in the paper and you understand the subject matter and themes straightforwardly: Schindler's List or I Am Sam for example.

Then there are others which are not revealed despite reams of hype until customers are sitting in the theatre.

How many moviegoers attending The Crying Game knew they were in for a two hour spiel about sodomy? It was advertised as a film about IRA intrigue.

How many moviegoers knew that Million Dollar Baby was shilling for euthanasia? It was pitched as an has-been coach taking a last shot at redemption with a female boxer.

Or that The Cider House Rules was a screed for abortion? It was pitched as a kindly old doctor and his orphan charges.

Or that Secrets and Lies and Far From Heaven were about how horrible white people supposedly are?

or that The Hours and Far From Heaven were about how cruel the heterosexual world supposedly is?

Hollywood will spend a ton of money to promote its agenda while concealing the actual content of the film until they've taken people's money.

36 posted on 10/28/2005 11:03:13 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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