Personally, I would argue that it is the quality of the wares that Hollywood is producing, rather than their politics. If you tell a great story, people will listen. It's as simple as that.
Are you allowed to post article with the "F" word on FR?
A lot of our money goes to liberal causes, and we can't do
much about it. But spending bucks at the ticket office
isn't one of those funnels.
Always estimate what percent of your ticket dollar is
going directly to the DNC.
PS - Expect the mods to edit the quoted article for
Yikes! LOOOOONG post...and with a collection of F bombs to start, too.
I have my own home theater.
But, I do not buy or rent DVDs that include actors, directors or producer who are openly critical of Bush, Republicans or conservatives.
I'm still alive.
Bump for later reading.
The title of one of the shortest books ever written.
Some others are:
Liberal War Heroes
The Ethics of the Democrat Party
What a classy person must have written this. Now tell me, is the F word necessary?
"No one seems better positioned to move Hollywood right than billionaire Philip Anschutz, whose Anschutz Film Group oversees two studios: Walden Media and Bristol Bay Productions. Owner of everything from oil fields to railroads to newspapers, and a major contributor to conservative causes, Anschutz decided not long ago to begin a career as a twenty-first-century Louis B. Mayer. His agenda: producing humanistic, family-oriented films. We expect them to be entertaining, but also to be life affirming and to carry a moral message, he told a Hillsdale College audience last year. Anschutz sees a golden market opportunity in such movies. Hollywood as an industry can at times be insular and doesnt at times understand the market very well, he explained. But he also saw a chance with this move to attempt some small improvement in the culture."
Phil has spent 5-10 million per year for over 20 years on conservative causes. I wish him all the luck in the world with his films.
Good article, worth reading! I find it very encouraging that more young conservatives are coming to H-wood. I may actually go see movies again.
(I only counted two F-bombs, and they were in a quote)
Linda Rondstadt made it clear that she DIDN'T like having conservatives in her audience.
Screw these politicos. I don't pay to be insulted or hated. Take my money but believe that I am evil/foolish?
So much for respecting an opposing viewpoint.
This is a dumb article. Hollywood doesn't need to bring back the production code (people like sex and violence), they need to respond to the market place. Movies have become too politically correct; one example is how they force females into actions roles, which male action fans are just not interested in seeing. The white males that use to be in those roles (Arnold, Bruce, Sly, Mel, Clint....) a decade or so ago don't make those kind of movies anymore, so instead we get women or minorites. Hollywood is trying to send messages with their movies and neglecting what the market demands, thats the problem.
But moviegoers turned up their noses. Weekly film attendance in 1967, the first year after Hollywood dumped the production code, plummeted to 17.8 million, from 38 million the year before (television had already eroded moviegoing from its late-1940s peak of 90 million a week).
Hate to spoil an otherwise good article, but it was the "anti-establishment" films of the 70s, followed by the "blockbuster" films of the late 70s (Jaws, Star Wars) that kept the studios from going bankrupt. The reason the studios were near bankruptcy in 1967 and 1968 was due to the fact that younger audiences had NO DESIRE to see crap like "Hello Dolly," "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," or "Paint Your Wagon." The "anti-establishment" crowd came along during the next decade, although "Easy Rider" (directed by Dennis Hopper) was the earliest example of an "anti-establishment" cinematic commercial success.
I'll have to try to find time to read this later. It looks like a good article and shows that films don't have to be pushing "Republican policy" or "demonizing Democrats" to be positive films produced by conservatives.
I'd like to see a comeback of those 1980's style action movies myself.
Does anyone know how to ge4 "In the face of Evil", the Reagan film?
The desire for approval and status is a prime motivator in Hollywood, no doubt about that.
I guess that shouldn't come as a suprise...