Monday, August 22, 2005

Hollywood Sucks

There was once a time in Hollywood were even critical films were designed to portray America as the good guy, the enemies as the bad guys, and moral relativism was reserved for the casting couch.

It has been nearly four years since 9/11. Now the movies are coming, and they are not the small indie films only college student art house nerds see.

Jason Appuzo provides a sneak peak at the movies in the works or to be released soon. These films, telling stories both ficticious and based on real stories, seek to portray the west as the oppressors and the terrorists as heros or at least protaganists.

They include heavy hitters like Warner Brothers and the creators of the Matrix.

One film (Munich, about the 1972 terror attacks on the Jewish Olympic team) with Spielberg was written by Tony Kushner ("Angels in America"), who has been quoted as saying: "I think the founding of the state of Israel was for the Jewish people a historical, moral, political calamity ... I wish modern Israel hadn't been born."

An Oliver Stone project will star Nicholas Cage and Maggie Gyllenhaal - who recently suggested that America was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

Syriana, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, by Warner Brothers, is set during the first Bush administration. It features a plot by American oil companies and the U.S. government to redraw Middle East borders for greater oil profiteering. Terrorist attacks are protrayed as postive ways to stop this plot.

Sony is behind The Scorpions' Gate, which is based on a Richard Clarke novel with the original premise of oil companies and Washington politicians colluding to reshape the map of the Middle East for greater oil profiteering.

I will let you read the article for the rest. Suffice it to say that big names and big budgets are behind these films. That is their right of course. But if these movies turn out to be how they are described by Mr. Appuzo, it will quickly become time to start funding the conservative, Mel Gibson like projects.

Or we could start blacklisting again. Can Hollywood not support any U. S. effort any more?


At 2:11 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

There's a movie (I forget the name right now) that is awfully good out right now. Another blogger is supporting a drive to go see it to support pro-military movies in Hollywood - e me if you think of it KJ and I'll copy you on it. I'm so distracted I'll probably forget otherwise. I'll try to remember next time I'm in gmail anyway.

I meant to send it to you Sat. but I just got distracted. I'm losing it.

At 2:33 PM, Blogger Masked MenaceĀ© said...

If it's the one I think you're referring to I believe the name is "The Great Raid".

From what I've heard it doesn't pull punches with regard to Japanese treatment of POWs.

At 2:59 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Not heard of it.

I wonder why?

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Masked MenaceĀ© said...

The puppy blender had a couple of reviews a while back.

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Pooke said...

Then they'll wonder why noone went to see this trash.

I say let them to all the anti-American crap they want. It's time these studios and their producers went financially bankrupt; their morals went that way a long time ago.

At 9:18 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

Yep - I remembered the name as soon as I left earlier. Betsy Newmark has a review up too, I think.

I think it's worthwhile supporting it. I feel bad that I forgot Friday - we had to go to 8th & I and didn't get back until really late.

At 3:12 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

That people prefer G and PG-rated movies hasn't impressed the hollywoodenheads either, though studies demonstrate the preference and its implicit fiscal translation.

Someone recently posited that Hollywood actually hasn't rolled out significant support of an American military action - and often puts out the typical 'Nam revisionist history flick - since WWII, when we were Soviet Russia's ally. Seems about right to me, FWIW.


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