Skip to comments.Andrew Breitbart: 'Something's Desperately Wrong' in Hollywood
Posted on 07/16/2008 10:10:38 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
Andrew Breitbart, CEO of Breitbart.com, had a great op ed in the Washington Times yesterday about how Hollywood oppresses Republicans and conservatives in La La Land. Detailing the travails of Republicans in Hollywood -- including destruction by Hollywood's liberals of personal property owned by identified Republicans -- Breitbart laments the "bullying" the self-proclaimed tolerant lefties mete out to those who walk the Republican side of the street.
Breitbart says of this ideological inbreeding:
But Los Angeles is a one-company town. And because of bullying (or what Democrats would call blacklisting or political discrimination if the shoe were on the other foot), Hollywood has become a one-party town. History will show this dynamic hurt both the creative and the political processes. In the absence of checks and balances we end up with a system that creates a mainstream film about Ronald Reagan -- written, produced and directed by narcissistic and myopic partisans who only viewed the Gipper through the lens of partisan AIDS activism. Like anyone would watch an epic movie about Americas victory in the Cold War.
Hollywood is so left-wing that it hurts its own bottom line by constantly producing films that no one wants to see. Especially their current crop of dreck about the war in Iraq. Breitbart mentions the many failures of these left-wing, anti-Iraq war films.
More than a dozen box office failures vilify the troops without a single counter-perspective seeing the light of day. Yet one impactful and heartfelt pro-war film, Brothers at War, dares to tell the story of a noble and patriotic American family yet cant find a distributor.
But there is another way to see how little America cares for these anti-American bombs. It is instructive to take a quick look at the box office takes for these unmitigated disasters to see how Americans have reacted to these films....
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Ya think????? LOL!
((South Park episode: 'Smug Alert' comes to mind))
They have too much money and I am doing my part to correct his imbalance.
Antonio Gramscii. He’s the man. Look it up.
Abstract: Gramscii was an Italian communist who suggested that the strength of Western culture prevented the transformation of society from capitalist to socialist. His solution was elegant. Those who were socialist should occupy positions of influence in communications, education, religion, and other elements of culture in society, and slowly, over time, socialism would replace capitalism without the need for revolution or sudden change. He called the process “the long march through the institutions.”
That was 70 years ago. If you think Hollywood is singularly focused on leftist ideology, try living in the American school system or the university-colleges throughout the United States. Ditto the media, although the power of conservative talk radio still bedevils the leftists. Think about the changes in the Protestant churches during the past half century.
Gramscii isn’t a wild conspirator. He offers a strategy. He wrote about it. His writings are part of many college classroom curriculla, and they’re available on the Internet.
Interestingly, Gramscii didn’t predict Islamic thinkers would adopt his methods to institute Sharia law and subvert non-Islamic cultures. Gramscii also didn’t predict that some of us are taking our own long march through leftist institutions, acting like termites in the foundation of their thinking in the media and schools. For instance, by the time students get through my senior English class, they’ve been exposed to Solzhenitsyn and confronted with the horrors of Mao and Pol Pot, and hopefully they’re inoculated against whatever leftist propoganda they’ll face in college or university.
And about the topic - if no one is seeing these leftwing antiwar films, does it matter? Propoganda only works with exposure to the viewer. In the meantime, how many people have purchased “Veggie Tales” and seen the few G-rated films being produced? The theater was filled to the brim when I took my son to see “Prince Caspian.” Gramscii and his buddies follow thinking which sounds good from the inside of a library; the real world is a far more complicated place.
I am proud to say that except for taking my five year old daughter to a few Disney movies the past three years, I have NOT been to an “adult” movie in more then seven years as I do all I can to NOT voluntarily support hollywood...
...and our universities perhaps...
...our k-12 high schools perhaps...
...our major news media perhaps...
Equality is a one way street for leftists.
During the NBA finals, most of the ads shown were for either video games or coming movies this summer and I could not tell the difference.
When is the last time you heard Pelosi or Reid complaining about a Hollywood (puke)star making too much money on a picture? Personally I don’t care what they get, if they can get that much money fine and dandy, but if oil companies make too much money than so do movie(puke)stars. 16 million to stand up and say what someone else has written and most of the actors today wouldn’t make a pimple on the a** of the greats of the past or even some of the mediocre actors and actresses of days gone by.
I just went to my local movie listings because my husband and I thought we’d take one in. There is absolutely nothing I’d pay to see. The only one that looks even the least bit entertaining, WALL’E is about a computer that exists after people ruin the Earth, correct? Hollywood is the only group that believes they’re the only ones who are entitled to make money. Really.
We’ve seen about 5% of the number of movies we used to.
The rampant leftist dogma in just about every movie, is something I’m not going to pay to support.
I wouldn’t mind seeing a few of the studios go under, and Disney is not absent some serious problems IMO.
The only way Hollywood will make a movie supportive of the military or America is if it’s about a black, lesbian, vegan, non-smoking female soldier who single-handedly saves the world from global warming while driving a Prius.
Well done. We have to remember, though, that as important as it is to avoid those works which celebrate marxism and nihilism, we must reward those that propagate traditional Western Judeo/Christian values: love of God, country, family, and neighbor; humility, charity, faith, courage, and hope.
It’s easy to boycott. It’s harder to seek out the good and help promote it.
I took my daughter to see Wall-E and shook my head throughout the entire flick- while the animation is outstanding I really expected to see “movie inspired by algore” when the credits rolled...humans are depicted as fat, slovenly and lazy..
my advice is don’t bother...
It's just the setting. I didn't find it to be preachy at all, but just a fun story about a silly robot who winds up becoming a hero.
Criterion is going to release Costa-Gavras' MISSING later this year. My dad hated anything by Costa-Gavras because of his left-wing bent, but MISSING is a very moving story about two completely opposite types--Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon--coming together over a family tragedy.
There is alot going on in the film about life, and near the end a U.S. official speaks a devastating line about the reality of sticking your nose into dangerous places. I can live with a film that includes the whole drama of life instead of a narrow, ridiculous vision of it.
Three Days of The Condor, which I saw not too long ago, also has a seemingly leftist, anti-government bent that is tempered by the cold words of assasin Max von Sydow and a truthful bombshell by Cliff Robertson's CIA creep.
These two films are miles above the narrow-minded visions we're getting of late.
‘...acting like termites in the foundation of their thinking in the media and schools. For instance, by the time students get through my senior English class, theyve been exposed to Solzhenitsyn and confronted with the horrors of Mao and Pol Pot, and hopefully theyre inoculated against whatever leftist propoganda theyll face in college or university...’
Good for you!! Sadly, the liberals in our schools have the opportunity to indoctrinate our children with leftist philosophy or simply omit any teachings that support America and her good history.
Never heard of Gramscii.....thanks for the education. imho, you are spot on....socialists are infiltrating our way of life without obvious revolution. And, most frightening, we may soon have a President who subscribes to a socialist philosophy. I pray Americans wake up before it’s too late.