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Harvey Weinstein Has Change of Heart On Violent Content In Films
deadline.com ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Anita Busch

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 CNN’s 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 aren’t violent or as violent as they used to be. I know for me personally, you know, I can’t continue to do that. The change starts here. It has already. For me, I can’t do it. I can’t 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 “I’m 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. She’s working as someone whose playing a part and all the heat should come my way.” Here’s the interview on CNN’s website in two parts


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Good for him. Yesterday he was complaining about other people's slivers in their eyes, but today he has found his own board. If he takes this to heart, he can cut off some of the sewage flooding our culture, and he can make a bigger difference than attacking the law abiding. In life, the only person you have the power to change is yourself, and Harvy has reached that conclusion.
1 posted on 01/17/2014 4:02:26 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 4:06:30 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Just don’t spell his name wrong.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 4:07:19 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 4:07:23 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I was thinking about what someone would have to pay me to watch the Streep movie in the theaters now.

I settled on $1000.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 4:07:50 PM PST by DManA
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To: beandog

Nothing is little about Harvey. That is if 410#’s is little!


6 posted on 01/17/2014 4:08:00 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 4:09:29 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 4:12:39 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Vince Ferrer
Good for him.

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.........

9 posted on 01/17/2014 4:13:51 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Vince Ferrer

BS...the man has made his pile...
NOW he wants to change his tune? BS...


10 posted on 01/17/2014 4:14:05 PM PST by matginzac
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I have cake if you’re hungry.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 4:14:19 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Howie66
I’ll wait and see if he is sincere.

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.

12 posted on 01/17/2014 4:14:29 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 4:15:11 PM PST by lee martell
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To: beandog

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 :)


14 posted on 01/17/2014 4:15:26 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 4:16:42 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Don't be so harsh on poor Harvey. I'd go full commielib, if it furthered my career, and I already lived in a dig like this.
16 posted on 01/17/2014 4:17:35 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Vince Ferrer
The world's ugliest man with the world's worst actress.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 4:19:56 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 4:21:14 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


19 posted on 01/17/2014 4:22:44 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: beandog

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!


20 posted on 01/17/2014 4:23:09 PM PST by karnage
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To: Vince Ferrer
You know, a week ago I didn't even know who this guy was. I thought, by the name, he was that gay guy who played Jeff Goldblum's boss in Independence Day.

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.

Too late!

21 posted on 01/17/2014 4:30:46 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 4:31:37 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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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.

Money.

If he’s changed his tune in the last day or so, WE ARE DOING OUR JOB! Less money for HW.

Stay strong!


23 posted on 01/17/2014 4:32:31 PM PST by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 4:33:13 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Dr. Thorne

Oh, my God. He gets uglier by the day. he could play the monster Shrek with no makeup.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 4:33:51 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: beandog
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.

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.

26 posted on 01/17/2014 4:37:51 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Vince Ferrer

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


27 posted on 01/17/2014 4:39:22 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Dr. Thorne

The man is ugly and the bald-headed actress should shave off her beard.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 4:41:15 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Hot Tabasco
When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.

- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

He left the battlefield ou our terms.

29 posted on 01/17/2014 4:46:16 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
A LITTLE DITTY FOR ALL THE GUN GRABBERS

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.)


30 posted on 01/17/2014 4:46:55 PM PST by progunner (no compromise)
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To: progunner

If Harvey wants to impress me, produce a pro Israel movie.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 4:55:33 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: Dr. Thorne
I've always felt guilty by saying that about Harvey.

After all, I'm no Adonis.

The real problem with Mr. Weinstein is not physical ugliness, but brain-dead mental/spiritual ugliness.

32 posted on 01/17/2014 4:59:20 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: DManA

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)


33 posted on 01/17/2014 5:06:31 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: progunner
(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.)
Vicarious liability. Ironically this legal tactic was successfully used by the NAACP and SPLC against White supremacist John Metzger in a case involving a racially motivated murder.
34 posted on 01/17/2014 5:09:26 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


35 posted on 01/17/2014 5:11:04 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Vince Ferrer
"Good for him. Yesterday he was complaining about other people's slivers in their eyes, but today he has found his own board. If he takes this to heart, he can cut off some of the sewage flooding our culture, and he can make a bigger difference than attacking the law abiding. In life, the only person you have the power to change is yourself, and Harvey has reached that conclusion."

If only he had waited until a month before the movie, like Jim Carrey did to sink his own comeback flick KickAss2.

36 posted on 01/17/2014 5:17:01 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Own it.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

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.


37 posted on 01/17/2014 5:17:23 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Vince Ferrer
You are crazy if you think that. He is an evil man--he would rather be thought of as evil by us than called a hypocrite publicly, so he is making this one concession. If we can even believe a word that golem gonif says.

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.

38 posted on 01/17/2014 5:22:45 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: BBB333

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.


39 posted on 01/17/2014 5:30:37 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: Vince Ferrer

Harvey should do an anti-fat film.


40 posted on 01/17/2014 5:35:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Just shut up, Harvey.


41 posted on 01/17/2014 5:47:22 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

He has the power to stop any further distribution of his gratuitously violent movies.

Will he?

Not a chance.

Will he make gratuitously violent movies again.

You can bet on it.


42 posted on 01/17/2014 5:49:42 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Dr. Thorne
Ooooh noooo!!!!!

Harvey Weinstein and...(gasp)...Meryl Streep is coming after the NRA and my guns....

(Chink Chang)

Come and git ‘em sweeeties!!!!!

43 posted on 01/17/2014 6:09:42 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: beandog

“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.


44 posted on 01/17/2014 6:22:27 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Hot Tabasco; All

“Progressives” lie. They are especially talented at lying to themselves.


45 posted on 01/17/2014 7:00:00 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Made his money.


46 posted on 01/17/2014 7:04:05 PM PST by Smellin Salt
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To: Vince Ferrer

“I’m 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.


47 posted on 01/17/2014 7:42:54 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Vince Ferrer
Harvey Weinstein


48 posted on 01/17/2014 9:23:53 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Hey...Mr. Weinstein...I got yer “change of heart” hangin’ right heah, little pal. Heh, heh...heh, heh...


49 posted on 01/17/2014 10:42:10 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: JoeDetweiler; All
Post of the Week!
50 posted on 01/18/2014 3:05:46 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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