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To: KeyLargo
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.
26 posted on 11/21/2005 7:10:08 AM PST by khnyny
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To: khnyny
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 disagree intensely.

The evidence is there now and has been for many years: If Hollywood cares about money, if they want to generate more profits, they should make more traditional, more values-focused, more family-friendly movies.

But they don't do that. They make "Bareback Mountain" instead.

You need to ask yourself "Why?"

The answer is that Hollywood truly does not care about money. Not nearly as much as you think. The people who are there are getting paid, so on a personal level, the money is just fine. In terms of long-term growth for the business -- they don't care! They take a very short-term view of things.

What do they care about?

Making a difference. Pushing an Agenda. That, right there, explains everything you need to know about Hollywood. It is NOT money-driven. It's driven by a group of people who want to push Leftwing Values, including pro-homosexual views and pro-Child Sex views. A lot of people point to a Pink Mafia running Hollywood. I think that's part of it, but really the problem is a bit broader than that. But this is a case where Following the Money won't help.

28 posted on 11/21/2005 7:23:39 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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