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1 posted on 10/31/2005 8:55:01 AM PST by paltz
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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.


2 posted on 10/31/2005 8:58:25 AM PST by Seņor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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Are you allowed to post article with the "F" word on FR?


3 posted on 10/31/2005 9:00:11 AM PST by colorcountry (Proud Parent of a Soldier, a UPS Driver, an Executive, a Construction Worker, and a Student)
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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
language.


4 posted on 10/31/2005 9:00:41 AM PST by Boundless
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Yikes! LOOOOONG post...and with a collection of F bombs to start, too.


5 posted on 10/31/2005 9:00:52 AM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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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.


6 posted on 10/31/2005 9:01:37 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (I know my enemy. I have Cable TV.)
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Any first year marketing major could tell you that all you have to do is see what kind of numbers "The Passion" did and compare those numbers to the next twenty grossing films and you would know more than the Lefties in Hollyweird have figured out to this date.

The majority of Americans are basically patriotic, conservative, religious folks.
It's really elementary my dear, Watson. LOL
8 posted on 10/31/2005 9:03:43 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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Bump for later reading.


9 posted on 10/31/2005 9:03:57 AM PST by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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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

10 posted on 10/31/2005 9:06:06 AM PST by Snardius
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bump.


11 posted on 10/31/2005 9:07:25 AM PST by Mamzelle (.)
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What a classy person must have written this. Now tell me, is the F word necessary?


12 posted on 10/31/2005 9:08:18 AM PST by SaveTheChief ("I can't wait until I'm old enough to feel ways about stuff." - Phillip J. Fry)
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"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 doesn’t 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.


13 posted on 10/31/2005 9:08:29 AM PST by calrighty (Taglines for sale or let......1 liners 50 cents! C'mon troops, finish em off!!)
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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)


15 posted on 10/31/2005 9:13:21 AM PST by Theresawithanh (I support President Bush, and I support our troops!!!)
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Medved points out. “This is what many people in the movie industry don’t get: when you express hostility to conservatives, many Americans feel that you’re expressing hostility to them.”

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.

16 posted on 10/31/2005 9:15:04 AM PST by weegee (To understand the left is to rationalize how abortion can be a birthright.)
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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.


18 posted on 10/31/2005 9:16:01 AM PST by OmegaMan
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The countercultural movies of “New Hollywood”—such as Arthur Penn’s violent, criminal-glorifying Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Robert Altman’s cynical antiwar comedy M.A.S.H. (1970), Hal Ashby’s sordid paean to the sexual revolution Shampoo (1975), and Martin Scorcese’s urban nightmare Taxi Driver (1976)—wowed critics, who shared their anti-establishment and anti-American attitudes.

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.

19 posted on 10/31/2005 9:16:11 AM PST by Clemenza (In League with the Freemasons, The Bilderbergers, and the Learned Elders of Zion)
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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.


22 posted on 10/31/2005 9:19:43 AM PST by weegee (To understand the left is to rationalize how abortion can be a birthright.)
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I'd like to see a comeback of those 1980's style action movies myself.


23 posted on 10/31/2005 9:22:22 AM PST by Dan from Michigan ("My Gov'nor don't got the answer")
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Does anyone know how to ge4 "In the face of Evil", the Reagan film?


24 posted on 10/31/2005 9:22:36 AM PST by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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giving the public what it wants isn’t their prime motivation. More important is their wish for recognition as artists from peers, critics, and the liberal elites

The desire for approval and status is a prime motivator in Hollywood, no doubt about that.

25 posted on 10/31/2005 9:23:04 AM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("(I've had) too many wives and taken too many drugs." -Ambassador Joe Wilson)
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Maybe it also has something to do with bad movies. Even the most liberal movie, though I'd be less inclined to be interested, can still use clever writing and good characterizations. Much of what is out there is less artistic, and more corporate, based on simply making money

I guess that shouldn't come as a suprise...

26 posted on 10/31/2005 9:27:07 AM PST by gamarob1
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