Skip to comments.Harvey Weinstein Has Change of Heart On Violent Content In Films
Posted on 01/17/2014 4:02:26 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
A day after he announced he was going to make a film taking on the NRA with Meryl Streep, Harvey Weinstein the producer of several violent films told CNNs Piers Morgan in an interview to air tonight that he has had a change of heart about violent content in film. django-unchained-trailerAsked by Morgan about his hypocrisy of making these violent films, Weinstein said, They have a point. You have to look in the mirror, too. I have to choose movies that arent violent or as violent as they used to be. I know for me personally, you know, I cant continue to do that. The change starts here. It has already. For me, I cant do it. I cant make one movie and say this is want I want for my kids and then just go out and be a hypocrite. He added that he would make a movie like Lone Survivor, a tribute to the United States special forces, but Im not going to make some crazy action movie just to blow up people and exploit people just for the sake of making it. As far as Streep, he said, people have to remember that Meryl Streep is an actress. Shes working as someone whose playing a part and all the heat should come my way. Heres the interview on CNNs website in two parts
Harvey is a worthless little toad. He should give up all the money he ever made on violent or sexual movies. Then we’ll talk.
Just don’t spell his name wrong.
Excuse me for being skeptical about Mr. Weinstein’s “epiphany”, at least for now.
Actions speak a whole lot louder than words do.
I’ll wait and see if he is sincere.
I was thinking about what someone would have to pay me to watch the Streep movie in the theaters now.
I settled on $1000.
Nothing is little about Harvey. That is if 410#’s is little!
Harvey Weinstein absolutely owns guns. If he has ever hired a security detail, then he is paying for guns. It might not be in his hand, but it is under his control. This is gun ownership by proxy. Just because I cannot afford a private security guard does not mean that I should be left defenseless.
Do you really think this leftist very rich POS is changing? Does a chamelon ever permanently change? Does a skunk ever stop smelling? Does a marxist ever have a change of heart in the US (the last one was over 20 years ago when Prof. Eugene Genevese (once of Princeton), admitted that he was wrong to support the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
No, Weinstein is a hardcore leftist. Follow his moneytrail and see who got it. Then tell me he has changed. I’ll believe that when he gives millions to the Tea Party organizations, to the NRA, and to the Heritage Foundation.
Waiting...Waiting...Waiting. Getting damned hungry while WAITING.
Good for him? the slimebag realized that he was about to throw millions of dollars down the drain in order to show his hypocrisy in producing a movie that only a few libtards would actually spend their money to watch.........
BS...the man has made his pile...
NOW he wants to change his tune? BS...
I have cake if you’re hungry.
Oh, he'll sincerely make a movie trashing the NRA, the second amendment, gun owners, and conservatives in general.
His little 'enlightenment' episode is just to take a little bit of the edge off of the 'hypocrite' accusations.
He's already made his money off of gun violence in his movies. He'll continue to make leftist trash even if he does keep his word (unlikely) to keep the gun violence out of it.
Harvey is walking his mean fighting/ firing words back for now, so his pet project will look like a better investment. As soon as he has enough financial and starpower security, out come the elephant guns, back in goes the contrition. Harvey expects the kind of person who sees his films will have already forgotten the violent, baiting language he is using today. He’s not worried, sees it as a really fun game, that he has (government) rigged to win.
Yes, if he felt real remorse, he would be donating some of his fortunes to victims of the gun violence that he is now admitting he may have encouraged.
I think he wouldn’t be doing this if he hadn’t had a backlash, but, I’ll give him a tiny measure of credit if he follows through and actually stops making such violent films. He’d at least have more principle than 99% of liberal celebrities if he manages to keep that promise, though that isn’t saying much.
Now, doesn’t his studio have a contract with Tarantino, who has made the most violent Miramax films of the last couple decades? Is he going to let that golden goose go? Or will he demand that Tarantino start making family friendly movies to satisfy the contract? This could be interesting :)
Movies don’t make people violent. It’s all in the morality or lack of morality in each individual.
Event lines of work that include much violence don’t make people violent. After doing such a line of work for long, a moral man will only see less excitement and more sadness around him.
Here’s an idea Harvey...make an anti-NRA film, an anti-Obama film, and an anti-Muslim film.
Then we can see who does and who doesn’t make your life a living hell.
While I agree he is a slimebag, I don’t think he is saying he isn’t going to make the movie, just that he isn’t going to make the type he has become rich on in the past. At least that is his statement for today, to justify this upcoming movie..... but that will change again when he has a good script/money making project again.
Mr. Weinstein has returned all of the profits from his violent movies and is now adorned in sackcloth and ashes.
At least that’s what my wife... Morgan Fairchild... told me!
Now I, and many millions more, know he is a huge hypocrite who made millions on movies about people getting shot with guns... If he means it, he should give all his money made with evil gun violence to the poor or victims or something...
I think the publicity is back-firing on him big time, and he's trying to walk his fat mouth back.
harvey doesn’t give a crap about idealism, right/wrong, or making a difference. He’s all about ego and power. Like most leftists he’s all about style over substance. He’d rather say the right (politically correct) thing than do the right thing.
It remains to be seen if he will find the financiers for his idiotic little project.
Don’t go bat shit over this.
HW is a money man. He’s produced lots of crap, and some wonderful films.
What makes money?
Apparently not anti NRA films.
Some of the films he’s produced are fantastic - some of the best I’ve ever seen.
And they made money.
Money. Money. Money.
He’s produced several of my friends TV shows - idiotic shows, but they made money.
If he’s changed his tune in the last day or so, WE ARE DOING OUR JOB! Less money for HW.
Weinstein was being skewered coast to coast — he’s just trying to contain the damage after the public began to smell the stench of his epic hypocrisy.
Oh, my God. He gets uglier by the day. he could play the monster Shrek with no makeup.
I'm in your camp, but...he's already made piles of money from exploiting guns and violence. There's not a snowball's chance in hell he'll give it up. He'll pose piously while snickering at the gullible flyover folk who think he's changed his ways.
Screw him, he is a far left jackass who wants everyone’s guns to be taken away from them yet he has armed guards protecting his ass..He is only backtracking now because he knows his idiotic film would make no money
The man is ugly and the bald-headed actress should shave off her beard.
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
He left the battlefield ou our terms.
The "Conspiracy Against Rights" Law, Title 18, Chapter 13, Section 241.
It says: Any Two or More Persons - who conspire to deprive a citizen of a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution (like the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights), may be held personally responsible for damages. If these public officials conspire to injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate ANY PERSON in ANY STATE, Territory or District in the free exercise of any Right secured to him by the Constitution of the United States, that public servant(s) can be found guilty, and can be punished by up to 10 years in jail.
(And THAT means that if someone looses their life because you took away means of self defense, you are an enabler of murder. One of these sad days this is going to occur and I hope some politician(s) pay dearly.)
If Harvey wants to impress me, produce a pro Israel movie.
After all, I'm no Adonis.
The real problem with Mr. Weinstein is not physical ugliness, but brain-dead mental/spiritual ugliness.
Autumn: Osage County was a good but overrated and grossly overstuffed-with-incident play, I saw it on Broadway/
There is NO WAY it would make a good film. It’s being sold in the corniest way possible : (fill in the blank) in the role of a lifetime! Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep together! Let all your emotions flow as you realize one is already old and one is aging!!!Two legends on the same screen-—is it big enough to contain them??? (my words of course, but you get the picture)
I don’t think so. He may change for ONE film but when this has blown over, he’ll work his way back into more gratuitous violence.His brief hiatus from violence will be seen as penitence/ He obviously got pressure from his liberal friends, who knew he’d gone too far...his “we’ll destroy them” rhetoric did not play particularly well anywhere.
If only he had waited until a month before the movie, like Jim Carrey did to sink his own comeback flick KickAss2.
I used to correspond with Genovese, and at his request would send him any articles,etc. I ever came across where he was referenced or mentioned. Brilliant historian on the Slave South and world slavery, who just found it helpful to use Marxist analytical tools and concepts.I just knew he’d come around, so I wasn’t surprised when he turned. His wife Elizabeth turned before him, though she was not nominally a Marxist.
He will MORE than make up for that gap with movies about gaygaygay, sexsexsex, and Christian and Conservative bashing. I guarantee it. Let the younger guys do the violence.
John Nolte from Breitbart says it better than I can, but money is NOT the be all and end all for these guys. They will “take a few hits” here and there by making (for example) those loser string of (anti)war films from 2005-2009 and “artsy fartsy” pieces designed to poison the culture, not make money. For example, for every 3 money makers, they will make 1 “culture bomb”: A movie designed to promote some left wing cause in hopes it resonates with a few malleable, impressionable minds to further their sick, destructive agenda.
Harvey should do an anti-fat film.
Just shut up, Harvey.
He has the power to stop any further distribution of his gratuitously violent movies.
Not a chance.
Will he make gratuitously violent movies again.
You can bet on it.
Harvey Weinstein and...(gasp)...Meryl Streep is coming after the NRA and my guns....
Come and git ‘em sweeeties!!!!!
“Harvey is a worthless little toad.”
You are being far too kind. Harvey Weinstein is the George Soros of Tinsel Town, but fat POS would cover it for me! Seeing him on TV is like watching my dog walk away from me.
“Progressives” lie. They are especially talented at lying to themselves.
Made his money.
“Im not going to make some crazy action movie just to blow up people and exploit people just for the sake of making it.
Like say “Inglorious Bastards”?
It is always difficult to make these decisions once one has hundreds of millions in the bank.
It really makes no difference to the next Harvy Weinstein character shooting up a school.
Hey...Mr. Weinstein...I got yer “change of heart” hangin’ right heah, little pal. Heh, heh...heh, heh...