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Posted on 11/21/2005 5:54:36 AM PST by KeyLargo
Conservatives in Hollywood?!
Brian C. Anderson Autumn 2005
It was hard to parody Hollywoods loony limousine liberalism this summer. Im coming out, trumpeted actress Jane Fonda about her plans for an anti-Iraq-war bus tour (thankfully later canceled). I have not taken a stand on any war since Vietnamif stand is the right word for her 1972 lovefest with the enemy. Paramount announced that conspiracy-minded director Oliver Stone, who described the 9/11 terrorists revolt as a legitimate fuck you, fuck your order to culture-controlling American movie corporations (of all things), will helm Tinseltowns first large-scale drama about the attacks. David Koepp, co-writer of Steven Spielbergs remake of War of the Worlds, likened the movies ravaging aliens to the U.S. military in Iraq. And on the Huffington Post website, such celebrity lefties as Rob Reiner and Laurie David huffed daily about President Bushs outrages against civil liberties, Mother Earth, and all thats proper.
But guess what: ever more Americans are shunning Hollywoods waresand disgust with Left Coast politics, both on and off screen, clearly plays a part. In a time of declining moviegoing, what gets people out to the theaters, it turns out, are conservative moviesconservative not so much politically but culturally and morally, focusing on the battle between good and evil, the worth of heroism and self-sacrifice, the indispensability of family values and martial honor, and the existence of Truth. Hollywood used to turn out a steady supply of such movieswatch just about any film from its Golden Age of the thirties and fortiesand it still makes them once in a while (sometimes thanks to off-screen lefties like Steven Spielberg). We may soon see a lot more of them....
(Excerpt) Read more at city-journal.org ...
This article was published in the Chicago Sunday Sun-Times, titled: "HOLLYWOOD'S LIBERAL LOSSES", but it was not in the online version of the Sun-Times. I found the article at The City Journal website: http://www.city-journal.org/html/15_4_urbanities-conservatives.html
"I have not taken a stand on any war since Vietnam"
You don't NEED to take a stand in public, you ignorant moonbat...we all know where you STAND.
Family values sells tickets...then the profits from these movies are used to fund projects about lesbian serial murderers and gay cowboys eating pudding.
It's so obvious. For me, the scariest thing is that a major business -- the entertainment business -- deliberately avoids the strategy which is most likely to generate profits. Of course, they have a different goal in mind. Quite odd for a major business.
lol, thats just to dam funny. name me the movie actor and i can tell you where they stand on any issue. if a position is against the usa, god and apple pie, that actor will defend it. case closed on these ignorant anamolies of a bizarre communistic industry anyways
So, how do you think the homosexual cowboy movie "Brokeback Mountain" is going to sell at the box office?
I suspect that there are more than a few conservative actors and such, but they are not secure enough in their star status to make their position public.
About 30%, and yes, they lay low.
Perhaps movie moguls see their industry going the way of the tobacco industry; sort of a federally managed, profits insured agency.
It gives new meaning to; "Gay Caballero"
I don't think it will break even as their market is S F, West Hollywood, and Provencetown...................
I really think that once my generation (the baby boomers) lose their hold on Hollywood, the conservatives will have a better chance to be open and maybe true quality will return. I hate to say it but the older end esp. of the boomers (and I'm in that direction) have had a horrific influence on just about every aspect of our society, and we'll be better off when they're out of politics, the universities, the media, entertainment, business, ETC!!
I had no idea Adam Sandler was a conservative (or at least conservative for a Hollywood star)...
Remember how some reviewers castigated The Passion for it's violence, then praised Sin City for the same?
BonnieJ, Many of us freepers are baby boomers and part of the silent majority during the 1960's era of hippies and druggies.
Then as now the most vocal wackos got all of the media attention while the rest of us went to work every day, served in the military and loved our country.
Someone tell Mr. Koepp to extend his sophomoric analogy to include (radical) Islam as the viral agent...
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