"Hollywood owes its best recent years2002 and 2003, when it cracked the 30 million ticket mark again for the first time since 1966largely to the massive box-office success of a handful of conservative, family-friendly movies, including the first two Lord of the Rings installments, Finding Nemo, and the low-budget smash My Big Fat Greek Wedding, virtually an ethnic Father Knows Best. The non-R movies draw more children to the theaters, as youd expect, and more moviegoers 40 and up, tootheir parents. The largest consumer segment in America is mainstream families with traditional values, emphasizes Dove chairman Dick Rolfe. National Association of Theater Owners head John Fithian concurs: Family values sell tickets.
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
posted on 11/21/2005 5:54:37 AM PST
"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.
posted on 11/21/2005 5:58:48 AM PST
(. Troops BTTT)
Family values sells tickets...then the profits from these movies are used to fund projects about lesbian serial murderers and gay cowboys eating pudding.
posted on 11/21/2005 6:00:33 AM PST
by peyton randolph
(Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
Family values sell tickets.
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.
So, how do you think the homosexual cowboy movie "Brokeback Mountain" is going to sell at the box office?
posted on 11/21/2005 6:12:13 AM PST
by Blood of Tyrants
(G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
I was thinking that someone should do a book on all the Republicans in Hollywood? then I though it really wouldn't be any bigger than an Irish cook book, Book of Jewish sports legends or a book on recent Italian and French war victories.
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!!
posted on 11/21/2005 6:27:59 AM PST
I had no idea Adam Sandler was a conservative (or at least conservative for a Hollywood star)...
posted on 11/21/2005 6:28:48 AM PST
("Fizellas! Looks like you guys are up to no good. Well, THIS gang used to be like that TOO, 3, 4)
I'm convinced that the voluminous negative reviews for the summer blockbuster STEALTH
was because it was a pro-military
action film that also left out the obligatory sex/nude scene seemingly mandated by a PG-13 rating. Positive depiction of the military, and no casual sex/nudity? What a let-down for the liberal movie watcher! The movie was a lot better than the reviews made it out to be.
Remember how some reviewers castigated The Passion for it's violence, then praised Sin City for the same?
The story of the hero in Cast Away and his former love reminds me of a Hollywood story I read somewhere. Alan Ladd and June Allison were very attracted to each other when they were filming a movie back in the early 50s. Both were married and wanted to stay that way. So by their choice, they never worked together again. If true, it is one heck of a contrast to most in Hollywood. Hell, it is a contrast to darn near anywhere.
"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."
Someone tell Mr. Koepp to extend his sophomoric analogy to include (radical) Islam as the viral agent...
posted on 11/21/2005 6:41:21 AM PST
(lex orandi, lex credendi)
"Conservatives in Hollywood?!"
That's equivalent to being a mammal before the asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs.
posted on 11/21/2005 6:47:53 AM PST
(Note to Democrats: Benedict Arnold also called himself a patriot.)
culture-controlling American movie corporations
"Culture-controlling"???? Hardly. Culture-reflecting, maybe. Culture-influencing, possibly. But this author ascribes far too much power to the coke sniffers and dilletantes that comprise Hollywood.
posted on 11/21/2005 6:55:57 AM PST
What about Mel Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ"? Almost all the critics panned it before it even came out, but it still was a phenomenal hit, even worldwide. The "R" rating was a drawback to families, though. Many in the upper echelon of the movie industry were kicking themselves that they did not back this movie or participate. Meanwhile, Mel Gibson was seen skipping all the way to the bank. If Hollyweird cares about money, which they do immensely, they will do a heads up and forget about the trash that they've been trying to force down Americans' throats. I think most people are disgusted with Hollyweird's whole culture and it's manifesting itself in the tanking numbers at the box office. Even Hollowweird is market driven.
posted on 11/21/2005 7:10:08 AM PST
I've seen some snippets of Brainwashing 101....and it is awe inspiring....there are exciting things happening that are just beginning to bubble up and the Reagan Revolution is about to get an injection of energy....
We just saw "Harry Potter" the other day, and there were four "family friendly" trailers. Unfortunately, only one---"Beyond the Hedge" or something like that---looked good. There are too many computer-generated Pixar shows and not enough real movies. In other words, Hollywood has tried to substitute high-tech cartoons for family-friendly movies. It won't work on a large scale---a "Nemo" will, on occasion. But what makes movies great, like "Wizard of Oz," or successful is the ability to see them more than once and still enjoy them.
posted on 11/21/2005 7:23:45 AM PST
This pressure can utterly transform a film project, as Tom Clancy will tell you. In his novel The Sum of All Fears, Muslim terrorists explode a nuke at the Super Bowl. When Clancy optioned the book and the film went into development, the Council on American Islamic Relations got to work. The 2002 film villains: white neo-Nazis, not Muslim fanatics.
...just as "24" last year came under fire for having a Muslim 'bad guy.'
This article is long, but I read every word. If you are a conservative who likes movies, read it.
There are very few movies that I can even watch these days because of the outspoken Bush-haters who star in them. I have a list a mile long on which are people that I refuse to support with my movie money.
I know holywood is working on a remake of Captain America. Just watch them screw that up.
posted on 11/21/2005 8:57:39 AM PST
Great article. Thanks for posting it.
posted on 11/21/2005 10:19:14 AM PST
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