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Harvey Weinstein has change of heart
Deadline Hollywood ^ | 1/17/14 | Anita Busch

Posted on 01/17/2014 7:48:47 PM PST by Belteshazzar

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 (the second after the post):

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guns; harveyweinstein; society; violence
Having had a real change of heart, Harvey will certainly be relinquishing all the obscene profits he has made from his equally obscenely violent movies, and - what? - give them to victims of gun violence, to their widow/widowers and orphans. Of course, he will do nothing of the sort. His change of heart is nothing more than a recognition of changing trends and the desire to go with the trend. Let him truly show the fruits of repentance and I will believe him.

But let us all remember, Hollywood is all about appearances. And Harvey has succeeded in Hollywood. Ergo … well, you fill in the blanks.

1 posted on 01/17/2014 7:48:47 PM PST by Belteshazzar
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To: Belteshazzar

Earth To Harvey:”GIVE THE MONEY AWAY,A$$H*LE”!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 01/17/2014 7:54:23 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Belteshazzar

I guess he couldn’t take the heat.

It will be a true change of heart when he is able to admit that his movies, and all the others like them, that glorify the social outcast who lashes out with violence, are the true danger to this society and not the freedom to own guns.

Notice he does not say he will not do movies with violence only ones that are not as violent.

I have not seen any of his movies and am not likely to in the future. We will see what he does if he makes nonviolent movies that don’t make money.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 7:54:49 PM PST by Jvette
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To: Belteshazzar

I normally do not take much notice of people’s looks, but this man just looks like a fat, miserable, slob. He’s got more money than he knows what to do with, I’m sure, and as you say Hollywood IS about appearances.

And it seems he’s happy to be the ugliest man in town, which is sad.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 7:55:43 PM PST by jocon307
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To: bandleader

You can’t have a change of heart when you have none. I know..I met him here in L.A. more than a couple of times. There were a few of us in the room full of libtard bootlickers who just ignored him.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 7:57:22 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Belteshazzar

Says the guy who has made millions making violent films. Change of heart, my butt. He just wants to be the “last one” who made them.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 8:00:59 PM PST by phalynx
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To: Belteshazzar

I guess he feels he has made enough money.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 8:06:24 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Belteshazzar

Right, Harvey. you are just a basket of goodwill.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 8:06:56 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Belteshazzar

Change of heart, nothing. He’s scurrying from the spotlight like a cockroach.

“I have to choose movies that aren’t violent or as violent as they used to be.”

The question, for me, has never been about the amount of violence in a film but whether or not that violence serves a purpose or is simply thrown in for shock effect. For example, The Wild Bunch was one of the most violent movies of its time, but I would argue there is not one gratuitous scene in that movie. So, again, I think this is a total cop out by Weinstein.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 8:08:41 PM PST by DemforBush (Come and get one in the yarbles, if you have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!)
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To: Belteshazzar

POS...money’s in the bank...typical lib hypocrite.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 8:10:22 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Belteshazzar

I don’t believe media makes a person violent but riddle me this...

if Hollywood doesn’t show cigarettes on film because they think it influences kids to smoke... why do they show violence?

They can’t even follow their own logic.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 8:11:24 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Belteshazzar

slime in two shoes

where does he live?


12 posted on 01/17/2014 8:11:48 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Belteshazzar

People like flowers and puppies, he should devote his life to making movies about them.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 8:12:48 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Belteshazzar

Greg Gutfeld gave him a good skewering as host of O’Reilly tonight, with special ridicule of his fatness and hypocrisy.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 8:13:29 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Belteshazzar

War on Women alert.....Streep is just an actress who does what I say is how I read his statement. Weinstien is covering for her.

Pathetic libs.

Streep has armed guards and knows exactly what roles she plays... and she makes a lot of money for doing her schtick.

Hypocrisy!


15 posted on 01/17/2014 8:18:05 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Jvette

He did not have a change of heart in one day. He just threatened that his movie will make others wish they were not alive. What kind of repentance is that. He can go ahead and make his trashy stuff. I don’t care. It is pretty disturbing stuff.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 8:18:10 PM PST by healy61
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To: Belteshazzar

It sounds like the chimp is trying to say that he “evolved”. The next thing you know, he’ll be looking for some stud to marry.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 8:47:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: Belteshazzar

Liars will always lie.

His work has accomplished its purpose.

Harvey has received his reward, in full.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 8:53:46 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Belteshazzar

Google Weinstein and “blind item”.


19 posted on 01/17/2014 9:03:28 PM PST by maggief
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To: Belteshazzar; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner
SLEAZY COWARDS WILL ALWAYS BACK OFF....ONE WAY OR THE OTHER....IT'S NOT A "CHANGE OF HEART"

I have half a hunch that Meryl Streep wasn't too happy that Harvey Einstein dragged her moniker into the fray.

Liberal as she is, she ain't that dumb....and she probably picked up the horn and told Harvey to quit using her name in his personal anti-gun crusade or she'll come over and floor him with a right hook to his fat, ugly mouth.

Leni

20 posted on 01/17/2014 9:24:00 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Belteshazzar

A Hollywood producer who has a heart? Stop the presses.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 9:29:36 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Belteshazzar
The mirror he is looking in is a view of hypocrisy.
22 posted on 01/17/2014 9:56:45 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Belteshazzar

And that weirdo Quentin Tarantino is very upset.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 10:21:50 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: max americana

I worked at his nightclub, Stage One, in Buffalo back in the early 80’s. He was a major A-Hole back then—treated bar staff like his personal servants, and bands like shit. I see time has not changed him.


24 posted on 01/18/2014 12:23:58 AM PST by SirFishalot
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To: Bogey78O
"if Hollywood doesn't show cigarettes on film because they think it influences kids to smoke...why do they show violence?"

"They can't even follow their own logic"

Excellent point.

25 posted on 01/18/2014 1:10:27 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Belteshazzar

Making ultra violent gun movies as he rails against RKBA

is a minor offense for this hideous creep

He is a major player in Hollywood’s war on traditional values and Christianity

It is what it is.....a Godless pimp in a tuxedo accepting awards for entertainment is still just that

An agent of darkness


26 posted on 01/18/2014 1:21:57 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: SirFishalot
You can look at him and tell he's a see you next Tuesday

A living stereotype or charictature
Take her pick

His ape-ish casting couch extortions are legendary....

Imagine some comely lass banging a fat repulsive jerk like him for a role....

He is a few bad movies and one nutjob with a Marlin from being Larry Flynt

Pitiful....rich...gorgeous wife....but self loathing and to despise a nation made you rich but you feel rejects you for what you are

Thats it in a nutshell

27 posted on 01/18/2014 1:29:10 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: SirFishalot
I worked at his nightclub, Stage One, in Buffalo back in the early 80’s.

I loved going there to hear Cock Robin and some of the other bands.

28 posted on 01/18/2014 3:16:09 AM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health often leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: Belteshazzar

He and Streep must be getting a TON of HEAT!!! KEEP IT UP!!!


29 posted on 01/18/2014 3:41:43 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: healy61

The ONLY people that will pay to go see this movie are the SAME idiots who HATE the NRA anyway!!


30 posted on 01/18/2014 3:44:07 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Belteshazzar

Kapo!


31 posted on 01/18/2014 3:46:49 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Belteshazzar

This is nothing but a way to get publicity for himself, Streep and his movie.


32 posted on 01/18/2014 4:04:32 AM PST by bgill
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To: Belteshazzar

What does “Lone Survivor” have to do with anything?

I wonder if he, like some in the media, is just stunned by its popularity.

His movies are so gratuitous, I wonder if he ascribes senseless violence to the NRA supporters.

He doesn’t associate with members of his audience, just takes their money.

“Silver Linings Playbook” had some moments, but it had no theme. And I couldn’t bring the kids because of that and because it had pornography, and which could have easily been left out.

The kids loved “Lone Survivor”. No unnecessary violence, no pornography, great theme likeable characters.

Weinstein is baffled by the concept. So is Streep. Tarantino doesn’t care.

They are going to be baffled by “Lone Survivor” which does not care about the Oscars.


33 posted on 01/18/2014 4:19:05 AM PST by stanne
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To: Belteshazzar
Harvey Weinstein, in addition to producing his ultra violent revenge porn, also has a long list of anti-Christian films he has produced, where he mocks Christian morals and restraint.

The man is a degenerate who produces a degenerate product, and embraces a degenerate culture.

Sounds like he realized he crossed a bridge too far when he decided to go after the 2nd Amendment.

Maybe he'll meet up with a Trayvon someday.

34 posted on 01/18/2014 4:32:04 AM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: Belteshazzar
Yep, unless he gives away the profits (plus interest), he's a hypocrite more of a hypocrite than he was before.

Mr. niteowl77

35 posted on 01/18/2014 4:49:09 AM PST by niteowl77 ("Well, THIS is a real predicament," he said.)
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To: Belteshazzar

Hey I didn’t really want to kill all those people when I was robbing the bank...I think there should be more love and peace in the world and less violence. So what I did doesn’t matter, it is who I am now upon which I should be judged.


36 posted on 01/18/2014 5:27:25 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SirFishalot

Time hasn’t changed him. He’s not called TWO FACE’ in the producers circle for nothing.


37 posted on 01/18/2014 8:51:53 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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38 posted on 01/18/2014 9:48:42 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Belteshazzar

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the true scum of the Earth we are discussing here. With any luck he’ll star in an AlQueda youtube clip for his last film.


39 posted on 01/18/2014 10:01:24 PM PST by The Toll
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