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Conservatives in Hollywood?!
City Journal ^ | Brian C. Anderson

Posted on 10/31/2005 8:54:59 AM PST by paltz

Edited on 10/31/2005 10:39:32 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: paltz

I recommend that FReepers check their local library for DVD's, incl. your library's version of inter-library loan. In some library in your city is a copy of the old or recently-released DVD that you want.


41 posted on 10/31/2005 10:01:24 AM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Seņor Zorro

Senor Zorro - there are NO great liberal stories.

By the way, I plan to see your latest movie. I loved the first and Zorro has always been one of my favorite folk heros - right up there with Robin Hood


42 posted on 10/31/2005 10:01:43 AM PST by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Snardius

Conservatives in Hollywood

The title of one of the shortest books ever written.

Some others are:
Liberal War Heroes
The Ethics of the Democrat Party



You forgot "Famous Jewish Sports Legends" ;)


43 posted on 10/31/2005 10:02:53 AM PST by JZelle
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To: paltz

The last film I saw in theaters was "Fantastic Four" and although it was an entertaining film, I was disappointed by a lead character saying "goddamn". That word didn't have to be used, the producers just threw it in (probably toget a PG-13 rating.) You can't even take the kids to a family film anymore without cringing, wondering what sh*tty unnecessary grime that Hollywood is going to inflict upon you.


44 posted on 10/31/2005 10:04:15 AM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Clemenza
Hate to spoil an otherwise good article, but it was the "anti-establishment" films of the 70s,

I don't know that you'd call Patton, True Grit, Dirty Harry, the French Connection and the Exorcist "anti-establishment" unless you are marking the very good case that the establishment was the left. Granted there was gore and bad words in those movies, but all espoused conservative values.

And actually, the top grossers in 1970-- Love Story and Airport -- were rather uncontroversial.

Check the top all-time top grossers (adjusted gross). Few of the films could be called edgy.

45 posted on 10/31/2005 10:07:45 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7
I was just watching a special on "The Exorcist". It said that Jane Fonda was one of the first choices for the mother, but she turned it down and called it a "bourgeois piece of #%$^&$%#$
46 posted on 10/31/2005 10:31:01 AM PST by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

My favorite Sci-Fi author Orson Scott Card rights political essays and he also reviews everything including books and lots of movies. Check his reviews here: http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/index2005.shtml


47 posted on 10/31/2005 10:38:24 AM PST by Tolik
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To: SouthernBoyupNorth

Thanks


48 posted on 10/31/2005 10:39:02 AM PST by Tolik
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To: paltz

bump


49 posted on 10/31/2005 10:42:27 AM PST by VOA
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To: I still care

I would have figured she'd be one of the first picks for Regan


50 posted on 10/31/2005 10:43:27 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: paltz

Good article. Evan Coyne Maloney, mentioned toward the end, has a great website with many video shorts covering his experiences with the left - protests, on campus, even a street interview with Michael Moore.

http://www.brainterminal.com/


51 posted on 10/31/2005 10:47:28 AM PST by agrace (Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me if you know so much. Job 38:4)
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To: weegee

Ronstadt was more specific. She didn't like knowing that Republicans or fundamental Christians were in the audience.


52 posted on 10/31/2005 10:50:25 AM PST by skr (Shopping for a tagline that fits or a fitting tagline...whichever I find first.)
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To: paltz

http://brain-terminal.com/


53 posted on 10/31/2005 10:51:47 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: OmegaMan
Hollywood doesn't need to bring back the production code.

He wasn't advocating a return to the Hays Code.

South Park Conservative

54 posted on 10/31/2005 10:53:07 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

http://jamesbowman.net/


55 posted on 10/31/2005 10:57:09 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: I still care
I was just watching a special on "The Exorcist". It said that Jane Fonda was one of the first choices for the mother, but she turned it down and called it a "bourgeois piece of #%$^&$%#$

She actually said "CAPITALIST piece of #%$^&$%#$"

56 posted on 10/31/2005 11:02:30 AM PST by paltz
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To: paltz
“I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want most. Even our dreams.”

...My favorite movie of all time for depicting duty, honor and sacrifice.

Depicts an American (Irene Dunne) who marries into an aristocratic and patriotic English family prior to WWI and ending during WWII as American troops enter into the war in Europe.

This is without doubt the most moving and patriotic movie I have ever seen in my life.

57 posted on 10/31/2005 11:25:06 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Memos on Bush Are Fake but Accurate". NYTimes)
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To: paltz
The business model Hollywood has depended on for about a century is disintegrating, Humpty Dumpty style, and all MGM's horses, and all Oliver Stone's men, will not be able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

If you'll pardon the mixed metaphor, there's a new sherrif in town. WWW Earp.

58 posted on 10/31/2005 11:26:47 AM PST by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: OmegaMan

I must respectfully disagree. I enjoy seeing women in action roles, and I know lots of guys (including conservative guys) who also enjoy them. Also, even with the increase in female action roles, men in action movies still far outnumber women.

You call this politically correct, but I know several young women and teenage girls who have taken an interest in guns (a very politically INcorrect thing) after seeing women in those so-called politically correct action roles. Also, I've heard that several of the actresses themselves, after learning about guns for their roles, have come to enjoy shooting and lost their gun-phobia that's so common in liberal thinking. What you call political correctness is helping the conservative cause.


59 posted on 10/31/2005 11:39:36 AM PST by JillValentine (Lie down with liberals, get up with herpes.)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
Oh, ok. I assumed that because thats what the tone seems to be of the whole piece. It seems to be suggesting that what Hollywood needs to do is make more movies with family values, morals, less sex and violence, etc.... and thats wrong imo. The problem ,like I said, is that Hollywood is too politically correct.

It mentions how much money Pg and Pg-13 movies make in comparison to Rs, and theyre wrong about that too. R rated movies make more when you take in consider their budgets, they tend to cost less than Pg and Pg-13s.

This article has a political agenda, just like Hollywood does.
60 posted on 10/31/2005 11:47:33 AM PST by OmegaMan
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