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Conservatives in Hollywood?
Front Page Magazine & City Journal ^ | November 2, 2005 | Brian C. Anderson

Posted on 11/06/2005 9:10:57 PM PST by Lorianne

Edited on 11/06/2005 9:25:45 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

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1 posted on 11/06/2005 9:10:59 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

 

Hey Hollywood...why are these guys stealing your audience???


2 posted on 11/06/2005 9:19:28 PM PST by Fintan (I'm planting my tagline bulbs for the spring.)
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To: Lorianne
Spider-Man returns and saves Gotham from Doc Ock

Batman saved Gotham.

3 posted on 11/06/2005 9:20:34 PM PST by curtisgardner
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To: Lorianne

BTTT!

Good article.


4 posted on 11/06/2005 9:29:05 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Lorianne

Interesting article. Thanks.


5 posted on 11/06/2005 9:33:47 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Lorianne
Winning the Best Documentary award at the Liberty Film Festival was Stephen Bannon and Timothy Walkin’s In the Face of Evil, based on Peter Schweitzer’s bestseller Reagan’s War.

A documentary about the Gipper at a Conservative Film Festival. This was a slam-dunk win....

6 posted on 11/06/2005 9:36:11 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Lorianne; All

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Hollywood needs to see this:

Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp *

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

* Pictures taken from the new Vietnamese-American Motion Picture Production titled "The JOURNEY from the Fall." Meaning the Fall of Saigon after we abandoned the free people of South Vietnam to their fate at the hands of heavily Soviet-backed invading Communist bullies from the North,

...thanks to the likes of Jane Fonda, Walter Cronkite, Tom Hayden, Dan Rather, Diane 'Hillary' Rodham, William Jefferson Clinton, Ramsey Clarke & Jesse Jackson)

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7 posted on 11/06/2005 9:38:17 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Lorianne

I love long reads (like this article) if they have something good to say. Crappy articles can't end soon enough.


8 posted on 11/06/2005 9:40:18 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("A gov't big enough to give you all you want is a gov't big enough to take all you have." G.Ford)
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To: Fintan; All

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Sacrifice begets Sacrifice, properly portrayed =


MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts

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9 posted on 11/06/2005 9:41:03 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Fintan

I love Blue Collar. Unfortunately, they are cancelled. It was put up against Desperate Sluts on Sunday and tanked...not because no one likes it, but rather because n o one knew it was on Sundays...after it moved to Fridays...after being on Tuesdays.


10 posted on 11/06/2005 9:50:38 PM PST by Sensei Ern (Now, IB4Z! Can I put my blog address as my tag? http://trss.blogspot.com/)
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To: Lorianne

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11 posted on 11/06/2005 9:51:52 PM PST by It's me
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To: Lorianne

This was posted a few days ago. Read here for some earlier comments:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1512631/posts


12 posted on 11/06/2005 9:53:38 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Fintan
Lord, I apologize...

Just in case you need a fix

13 posted on 11/06/2005 9:56:14 PM PST by Nomorjer Kinov
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To: Sensei Ern

Blue Collar boys makin' movies now. Git ready!


14 posted on 11/06/2005 10:19:30 PM PST by karnage
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To: Fintan

RON WHITE IS THE BEST!!!


15 posted on 11/06/2005 10:27:12 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Lorianne

I wonder if it's really about boycotting movies with certain actors. For my part, I don't have a list of actors I refuse to go see in a movie (except Jane Fonda). On the other hand, I know if Tim Robbins or Sean Penn are in a movie I am going to be too pissed off or distracted to enjoy the movie, so I don't bother. I believe that is what may be going on with movie goers. When I am looking for a movie to go see I scan down the list, if I see an actor I really despise, I just keep scanning.


16 posted on 11/06/2005 10:28:23 PM PST by Casloy
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To: Lorianne

It's a good and informative article, and dropped in some names as future Hollywood conservatives to look out for. I am frustrated by Hollywood, but I get weary of some of the criticism as well. It's one thing to get onto Hollywood's case for a definite anti-American message, or for putting too much sex in PG and PG-13 movies, it's another thing to suggest that the only good movies are ones that have perfect noble heroes and a heavy handed moral message. Film is just another form of storytelling, and if you suggest that the only good stories are moralistic homilies, you've chopped off about 75% of World Literature. Goodbye Shakespeare, the Iliad, Anne Karenina, Kurosawa, and the very artform of the tragedy. There is plenty of room in storytelling to deal w/ "what if?" scenarios, philosophy, and difficult so called "gray area" conflicts. Heck, that is the *point* of storytelling.

I get the feeling that if some conservatives had their way, Citizen Kane and the Godfather would be deemed inappropriate for the average American citizen's viewing, because they don't have the right "message". It's one thing to criticize agenda driven films like the Cider House Rules or this Good Night Good Luck nonsense--I'm all for that--it's another to lambast any film that depicts the obvious flaws in human nature and/or it doesn't take an obvious moral stance. Although I'm glad films like "Because of Winn Dixie" exist for young families, I'd go crazy if those were the ONLY types of films out there. Too many conservatives jump the gun down any film's throat that presents a unresolved moral conflict. The big (recent) example of this is Million Dollar Baby, which most bashers didn't even watch, but it was made by one of the few Republicans in the system (Eastwood), and he himself denied any agenda. It wasn't pro-euthenasia, any more than Anne Karenina was pro-suicide or the Iliad was pro-anger. It becomes a "boy who cries wolf" scenario, when critics just decry *anything* that doesn't follow the methodical preaching of a "Left Behind" "novel", and the more serious criticism of blatant brainwashing ala Barback Mountain become muted shouts. Fiction is fiction, it's free to speculate and challenge, to play w/ the rules and act as catharsis. Ethics, philosophy and religion is there to guide us how to live--not stories.


17 posted on 11/06/2005 10:35:22 PM PST by 0siris
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To: Lorianne

If there are conservatives in hollywood they waited too long in my mind to step forward.


18 posted on 11/06/2005 10:38:05 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: Lorianne

If there are conservatives in hollywood they waited too long in my mind to step forward.


19 posted on 11/06/2005 10:38:09 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: 0siris

Anna Karenina wasn't pro-suicide. It was anti-train.


20 posted on 11/06/2005 10:39:11 PM PST by durasell
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bflr


21 posted on 11/06/2005 10:39:44 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Lorianne

This is very encouraging news.


22 posted on 11/06/2005 10:44:40 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Fintan

And they are..?


23 posted on 11/06/2005 10:51:48 PM PST by Windsong (FighterPilot)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
This is not to far from reality if Liberals have their way in this country, just imagine if the Liberals were to have their way, these people in these picture would be Christians being prosecuted for their beliefs.
24 posted on 11/06/2005 10:52:23 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Cacique

L8R


25 posted on 11/06/2005 10:57:50 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Fintan

Please. I was convinced that no Freeper could actually stomach that blue collar show. Ugh.


26 posted on 11/06/2005 10:58:04 PM PST by Melas (What!? Read or learn something? Why would anyone do that, when they can just go on being stupid)
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To: Lorianne

Excellent article, Lorianne:

We're not out of the woods yet, but it's a start.

I've a feeling that "Narnia" is going to do HUGE business throughout the Holidays and well into February and March.

Jack.


27 posted on 11/06/2005 11:03:52 PM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: Lorianne
“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.”

When the media tried suckering Michael Jordan into taking a political position, he declined to do so, saying, "Republicans buy Nikes too." When you're trying to sell something, it's just good business sense to not do anything to drive customers away -- or to violate your contract with Nike.

28 posted on 11/06/2005 11:15:26 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Onelifetogive
I always wondered what idiot changed the plot for Clancy's book, "The Sum of All Fears"! I was heartbroken when we went to the theater to see it. I had steeled myself to the ineptly unbelievable, "pretty boy", performance of Ben Affleck. I hoped it was not Clancy who changed the plot or hired Affleck.
29 posted on 11/06/2005 11:17:11 PM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: NoCmpromiz

ping


30 posted on 11/06/2005 11:17:30 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: 0siris
I truly do agree with you, usually. Being a person who had to take LOTS of lit, I recognize not all "good stories" have to be morally perfect. Sometimes there are lessons to be learned from R rated movies as well.

One of my favorite movies is "Love Actually" and it definitely has some "X rated" parts, but the "moral" slant is there too! I love the "Harry Potter" books. I know, some will say they have to do with "witchcraft", but I have read every book multiple times and have yet to find ANYTHING alluding to "devil worship" or any such nonsense. I find they encourage more things like loyalty, and like Spider-man, stepping up and doing your "duty".
31 posted on 11/06/2005 11:35:48 PM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: Bonaparte
Dolly Parton did the same thing, saying she had fans she loved of both persuasions and she didn't want to hurt either group's feelings!
32 posted on 11/06/2005 11:39:01 PM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: Lorianne

Looks like my dream of a
counter-counter-culture
Movie Studio becoming a reality
is on it;s way!! Yowsah! :-D

Now, what we will need, once
enough content can be ammassed,
is a cable counter-channel to Robt.
REDWhore's 'SomeDumps Channel'
& Gore's 'Currant brain TV'...


33 posted on 11/06/2005 11:40:33 PM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: NickatNite2003



...We could call it the 'Real American'
Channel', and air *Rush Limbaughs* show
3 friggin times a day..and have a GOP
"Tonight Show', where The stupid
pervert, baby butchering, NAMBLA
loving souless Left, are ripped
apart in one skit and interview
after another, the way the Leftie
degenerates have bneen doing to
Republicans, the Family, and people
of faith, for over 50 years! Lets see
how *they* like all of *them* getting
"ripped a new one" on international TV
every day, 7 days a week, 355(sic) days a
year..

>B-(


34 posted on 11/06/2005 11:48:33 PM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: singfreedom

Just as Ben killed that series, the new Bond guy might just kill that one. He gave an interview stating he's afraid of guns, that's not Bond.


35 posted on 11/06/2005 11:52:40 PM PST by Rumple4
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To: NickatNite2003

bout a weekly skit called:

'Babs's Family'?
or
'The Red Red Show'.
or
'The Pink Tied Patriots At War Show'
Or,
Upside down mouth interviews with
the 'Liberal of the Week'?

And the 'Politically Incorrect
Future Darwin Award Winners
Presentation Show' skit? >Bo)

And then, there could allways be a
"What they were *really* thinking"
translaton skits of 'Rabies Time
with Perv Maher'...


36 posted on 11/07/2005 12:05:21 AM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: All

(Bump)


37 posted on 11/07/2005 12:14:37 AM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: All

A Weekly:

'DemoCelebrity Blotter Scrapbook Time'
segment... >:) With *International*
Demoleftie Blotter Vignettes, when
*they* make them too good to pass up..>B)


38 posted on 11/07/2005 12:23:04 AM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: Rumple4
Now that would be a genuine tragedy! Bond is an institution, an icon! Don't these idiots know they have a responsibility to choose someone superbly suited to the role? What a shame! Personally, I was sorry Pierce Brosnan retired. I thought he was quite good.
39 posted on 11/07/2005 12:27:01 AM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: Jack Deth
I hope so, it is a marvelous series of books, not only for children but adults. My son gave me a set for Christmas when he was in high school. We used to read and discuss them. (I'm not really weird, but spent years as an elementary librarian! I never lost my love for children's' lit.)
40 posted on 11/07/2005 12:30:58 AM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: NickatNite2003

And then..There could be recurring
skits of those two sphincter
lipped cootie boys, Kieth Olbermann
and Jon "I'm such a smart ass
buttmuncher" Stewart, with their
little smirky ass, proudly wave
their pucker pinched lips all around
in front of the cameras, to show
everybody how much they like their
lips looking like waiting orifices
to be filled...


41 posted on 11/07/2005 12:46:06 AM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: NickatNite2003

(Bump by 5)


42 posted on 11/07/2005 1:41:26 AM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: Lorianne

bttt


43 posted on 11/07/2005 1:47:47 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: All

(Bump me in the Mornin,
then just walk away..)


44 posted on 11/07/2005 2:59:10 AM PST by NickatNite2003
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To: Prophet in the wilderness; All

.

Thank you for your CLARITY, Freeper Prophet.

Here's another Voice of a Prophet:


The Man Who Predicted 911: RICK RESCORLA, R.I.P.

http://www.RickRescorla.com

http://www.strategyzoneonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

.


45 posted on 11/07/2005 5:13:36 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
From what I have read so far, he was TRULY a great American hero.
I was touched reading his brave acts, and self sacrifice, America needs more like him.
My nephew was in Iraq last year and early this year, and he was in the battle of Fallujah, and THANKS TO GOD through the prayers of my family, church, and other freepers, God brought him back alive and ok, and he is doing well now.
To all of the freepers who prayed for my nephew, I give you all of my heart felt thanks, and may GOD BLESS YOU.
46 posted on 11/07/2005 6:08:44 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: ninenot; sittnick; steve50; Hegemony Cricket; Willie Green; Wolfie; ex-snook; FITZ; arete; ...
The average R movie loses $6.9 million, the study showed; the average PG movie made nearly $30 million; the typical G movie made over $70 million.

Bump!

47 posted on 11/07/2005 6:21:41 AM PST by A. Pole (Rubicon: the border between Republic and Empire(www.unrv.com/fall-republic/crossing-the-rubicon.php))
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To: Lorianne

48 posted on 11/07/2005 6:37:59 AM PST by JZelle
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To: singfreedom
Clancy was supposedly livid at the end-product of SoAF. He stated that he would never again give up creative control of a film adaptation of his books. Personally, I wondered what he thought would happen when he gave up control.
49 posted on 11/07/2005 7:20:59 AM PST by Space Wrangler
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

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Thank you for sharing your feelings with us.

Please see my Freeper Home page by accessing 'posted by ALOHA RONNIE' on this post.

Troop-supporting threads can be linked there by accessing 'Links'

...just for the LOVE of it.

.


50 posted on 11/07/2005 9:09:31 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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