Skip to comments.Expect Some Toning Down of Antipiracy Bills, Says Movie Industry Supporter (KEEP THE HEAT ON!)
Posted on 12/01/2011 2:47:31 PM PST by Retro Llama
Look for changes in the proposed antipiracy legislation that has giants in the entertainment and technology industries squared off against each other, but nothing extensive enough to please all of the legislation's opponents. That was the message from Michael O'Leary, the senior executive vice president for global policy and external affairs of the Motion Picture Association of America, during a telephone news briefing on Wednesday.
"We will come forward with language that will address some of the legitimate concerns" of technology companies that have opposed the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House, and a similar Protect I.P. Act in the Senate, Mr. O'Leary said....
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I've got your "language" right here:
KISS MY @$$, YOU ARROGANT POS! Nobody elected you to write the nation's laws!
Just my opinion but, what I have seen coming out of Hollyweird in the past 30 years or so isn’t really WORTH stealing (or pirating)!!
I was watching “Miracle on 34th Street” this past week and was struck by how far Hollyweird has moved away from what got them where they are. “Miracle on 34th Street” is a brilliantly conceived, written and performed STORY. THAT’S what Hollyweird is supposed to do - TELL STORIES through film, TV, whatever. “Miracle” has no gratuitous sex, nudity, F-bombs (or other foul language), no explosions, car chases or other junk they insert in place of telling a good story.
IMO, these are the very things that make this movie such a beloved family favorite. No one has to hide it from their kids or explain why the two adults are “wrestling” with no clothes on.
Look back at some of the biggest general release films of the past 40 years. “E.T”, the “Superman” series, “Harry Potter”, “Star Trek” and “Star Wars”; all of these were excellent films that principally featured good storytelling WITHOUT a lot of gratuitous sex, violence or explosions.
Generally speaking, I have little interest in 98% of the movies made since about the early 80s. The films of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and through much of the 70s were vastly better overall than most of the garbage released since then.
In fact, the last time I paid money to see a film in the theater was in the mid-90s. IMO, Hollyweird should be grateful that people are still willing to pay their hard-earned money to sit through one of their current garbage films, much less wanting to steal or pirate any of them!!
How about that “penis breath” line in ET ?
Not exactly Norman Rockwell...
Point taken. While it was a gratuitous term that the film didn't need, overall ET remains one of the few films that families can see without having to explain too much. However, it is worth noting that Elliott was called down for the use of the term by his on-screen mother.
Still, that one term aside, it doesn't alter my previous rant. Hollyweird produces garbage instead of good stories and, as long as people (conservatives that Hollyweird hates AND lefties they love) continue to pay good money to watch 2 hours of garbage, Hollyweird will continue to produce garbage.