Skip to comments.When Hollywood Hit Rock Bottom: Hollywood vs Post-9/11
Posted on 09/12/2011 9:49:06 PM PDT by This Just In
When Hollywood Hit Rock Bottom Post-9/11, the film industry covered itself in shame. 6 September 2011
Hollywoods lockstep leftist filmmakers have long busied themselves with a range of shameful enterprises. They have peddled and celebrated a wholly distorted and negative vision of American manners in dishonest films epitomized by American Beauty (1999). They have sold the self-contradicting nonsense of moral relativism in films such as The Reader (2008). They have routinely depicted the U.S. government and U.S. corporations as bad actors in world events, as in The Bourne Ultimatum. Andin what some observers consider a conscious scheme by a likeminded filmland cliquethey have maintained a small but steady effort to normalize the sexual abuse of children in films like Little Children, The Woodsman, Towelhead, and more.
But when it comes to sheer shamefulness, the conformist radicals of Hollywood outdid themselves in the years after the Islamofascist attacks on 9/11. When the United States responded to these atrocities by attempting to destroy the terrorist staging grounds in Afghanistan and establish a beachhead of Middle Eastern democracy in Iraq, Hollywood reacted by churning out propaganda movies that could only demoralize our allies and bolster our low and savage enemies: Syriana, In the Valley of Elah, Rendition, Redacted, Lions for Lambs, Green Zone, Body of Lies, Stop Loss, and on and on. Many of these films portrayed our soldiers and intelligence officers as rapists, murderers, torturers, or noble fools manipulated by conniving Republicans. Not one of them (including the excellent HBO film Taking Chance and the flawed but powerful Hurt Locker, which at least showed our troops in a positive light) depicted the wars themselves as good or noble endeavors. Besides Chance and Locker, these films were bad and they were bombs, showing that ideology, not art or commerce, dictated their content.
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>HBO film Taking Chance<
Excellent portrayal by Kevin Bacon as a Marine who volunteered to take home a fallen comrade, who he did not know personally, back to him small hometown. I am still shaking my head how this got past the libs at HBO. Biggest audience by HBO in 5 years for an original movie yet they won’t do the same genre.
I was dating a Marine, and I was a brainwashed grad student, when I saw American Beauty. After the movie, he went off on it and told me all the things that were BS about it. He was really the first conservative voice I’d heard in.... a decade? He was also the one who introduced me to FR. I do wish I knew where he was now.
Hollywood needed to step up to the plate and make good Patriotic films—they didn’t—the Gov. Didn’t want citizens to get angry and maybe take out their rage on “Good” Muslems. Also they wanted to keep selling their filth to the rest of the world. They are bankrupt—that’s why the Tea Parties need to make our own films! We need to show America as a good decent God fearing place. We need new films with American Heroes— Maybe we need a “New” Hollywood in the Middle of America—Branson Mo. perhaps or Salt Lake City.
Of all the titles mentioned, I’ve heard of three and seen none.
I guess I gotta get out more.......
I quite liked this one. Russell Crowe was great as the CIA officer.
Hollywood? It sounds vaguely familiar. What ever happened to that place?
The best movies made now seem to be animated stuff that Pixar turns out.
I have seen only one of the movies mentioned in the article: American Beauty, and I'm not interested in seeing them.
I loved American Beauty. It is an excellent movie.
I just download what I want now; better than bothering with going to the movies and seeing one waste of a film after another and then spending all that money on a movie when you can rent or download and stay cozy at home.
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