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HOLLYWOOD DOES IT AGAIN
The American Partisan ^ | 3 February 1976 | Jennfier King (aka TheRightStuff)

Posted on 02/02/2006 8:23:41 PM PST by MrBallroom

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In Memory of the Fallen (9-11-2001)Hollywood Does It Again
by Jennifer King, Managing Editor

February 3, 2006

"The Heretical Housewife"

Managing Editor Jennifer KingLiberals have become so predictable, it’s almost boring prognosticating what they’ll do next. Anything to poke a stick in the eye of the unlettered bourgeoisie. All efforts must be aimed at insulting plebian Red America.

Thus, at the “Golden Globe” awards, the alleged precursor to the Oscars, the winners included a plethora of tediously tendentious offerings. Brokeback Mountain, a movie about gay sheepherders whose illicit lust destroys both of their heterosexual marriages, won for best drama, best director, best original song (which some wag dubbed, “Homos on the Range”) and best screenplay. Actress Felicity Huffman won best actress for her portrayal of a transsexual man undergoing a sex change operation. Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman won best actor for his portrayal of Truman Capote, a gay man who deeply involved himself with notorious drifters who had murdered an entire family in Kansas. Rachel Weisz won best supporting actress for her work in The Constant Gardener, a LeCarre take on the evils of Big Pharmaceutical. George Clooney’s film, Syriana, was a conspiratorial take on Iraq and Big Oil. Tiresome.

The film industry is in precipitous decline, even in “Old Europe” which should be anxious to depart with their Euros for the chance to see their version of America vindicated. In Germany, home of Mohammed Atta, movie going has seen a 20.6% decline. In Spain, it is 15%. In France, 10%. In the United States, only 9% of the population goes regularly to the movies. In the 1940s, that number was 60%.

The industry studiously avoids examples of good films which make serious money. C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, the Lord of the Rings series and The Passion of the Christ should have shown Hollywood that movies with a good moral message (and underlying Christian themes) would do well in theatres. Nevertheless, the industry continues to bleed away dollars trying to sell Americans on the triad of white liberal guilt, corporate corruption and the evils of religion.

The parallels with the news media are inescapable. As The New York Times, the Orlando Sentinel, and other papers continue to shrink in volume and ad copy, one would assume that they would examine their bottom line and perhaps adjust their journalists accordingly. Nay, they grow increasingly shrill, thrashing about like a dinosaur caught in the tar pits.

Their anger propels them to new heights of absurdity - available everyday on the web pages of fevered leftwingers, weekly in the editorial pages of the increasingly marginalized papers and monthly in the new releases from Hollywood.

Eventually, the bean counters should have their day. We can all anticipate it with joy. ***

© 2006 Jennifer King

COPYRIGHT © 2006 BY THE AMERICAN PARTISAN
All writers retain rights to their work.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: agendas; brokeback; films; goldenglobes; hollyweird; hollywood; hollywoodleftists; hollywoodsewerpipe; homosexuality; liberalism; liberals; media; mountain; oscars
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Written by TheRightStuff and posted by her boss, MrBallroom for your reading pleasure.
1 posted on 02/02/2006 8:23:43 PM PST by MrBallroom
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To: MrBallroom

1976???

-Dan

2 posted on 02/02/2006 8:28:43 PM PST by Flux Capacitor (Trust me. I know what I'm doing.)
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To: Flux Capacitor

1976 - What do you mean???


3 posted on 02/02/2006 8:30:37 PM PST by MrBallroom (US MARINES: Preserving freedoms of great Americans like you and ungrateful MSM whores since 1775!)
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To: MrBallroom

I think "The Heretical Housewife" should go back to the kitchen and stop writing idiotic screeds like that. The last thing conservatism needs is to be associated with whiny, snide and empty-headed drivel - liberals already have a monopoly on shrill, whining tripe, so why do we feel the need to stoop to their level?


4 posted on 02/02/2006 8:31:15 PM PST by Haemo
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To: MrBallroom
Ah, the perpetually adolescent Hollywood, what bores they are.

Where is the imagination? The art? The talent?

And where is the mystery, why do we have to know everything they think, their childhood traumas, their addictions, who they boink, how the boink, or if the wear undies?
5 posted on 02/02/2006 8:32:07 PM PST by roses of sharon ("I would rather men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one". ) (Cato the Elder)
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To: Haemo

I see that while most Freepers are reasonable, thoughtful folks, that from my experience a year ago writing the Terri Schiavo piece "ENDING THE MADNESS", I learned just how mean-spirited folks can be on both sides of the aisle. With the last screed I read, it seems to stil be alive and well.

6 posted on 02/02/2006 8:33:50 PM PST by MrBallroom (US MARINES: Preserving freedoms of great Americans like you and ungrateful MSM whores since 1775!)
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To: Haemo

Interesting first post.......


7 posted on 02/02/2006 8:34:35 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances – and it advances relentlessly – freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: MrBallroom

Hollywood trolls!


8 posted on 02/02/2006 8:34:47 PM PST by roses of sharon ("I would rather men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one". ) (Cato the Elder)
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To: Haemo
Sniff, Sniff. I smell ozone.
9 posted on 02/02/2006 8:35:52 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Despite Popular Opinion, Tom Tancredo Does Not Support Deporting Illegal Aliens.)
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To: MrBallroom
You dated the article "3 February 1976".
10 posted on 02/02/2006 8:36:27 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Despite Popular Opinion, Tom Tancredo Does Not Support Deporting Illegal Aliens.)
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To: roses of sharon

Nicely put. This is why the only television I watch is Law & Order and CSI. These shows have the WRITING as the star with expendable and often-replaced cast members. The fact that we are now FINALLY being offered entertainment that is entertaining BECAUSE it is thought-provoking, only reinforcesmy strong opinions for these shows and against just about everything else.

11 posted on 02/02/2006 8:36:43 PM PST by MrBallroom (US MARINES: Preserving freedoms of great Americans like you and ungrateful MSM whores since 1775!)
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To: Brett66

Love your tagline, dude...


12 posted on 02/02/2006 8:37:16 PM PST by MrBallroom (US MARINES: Preserving freedoms of great Americans like you and ungrateful MSM whores since 1775!)
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To: MrBallroom

FReeper gals are so goodlooking!

Thanks for posting that.


13 posted on 02/02/2006 8:37:25 PM PST by Palladin ("Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."...John Wayne)
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To: Haemo

Typical comments of a first time troll poster..


14 posted on 02/02/2006 8:37:46 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Haemo

It's becoming easier and easier to spot a newbie. I wonder why. Hmmmmm.


15 posted on 02/02/2006 8:39:21 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Undocumented border patrol agent.)
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To: COEXERJ145

OOOOPS!!! The article in the main body has the correct date of 2006. Thanks for pointing that out...

16 posted on 02/02/2006 8:39:23 PM PST by MrBallroom (US MARINES: Preserving freedoms of great Americans like you and ungrateful MSM whores since 1775!)
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To: Haemo

Interesting. Her analysis was entirely correct.


17 posted on 02/02/2006 8:39:30 PM PST by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: Palladin; The Right Stuff

She's a brilliant colleague, married and has 2 boys.

18 posted on 02/02/2006 8:40:17 PM PST by MrBallroom (US MARINES: Preserving freedoms of great Americans like you and ungrateful MSM whores since 1775!)
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To: MrBallroom

Ping the mods, they'll fix it for you.


19 posted on 02/02/2006 8:40:38 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Despite Popular Opinion, Tom Tancredo Does Not Support Deporting Illegal Aliens.)
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To: MrBallroom

Really? I've always found CSI to have rather weak writing, but interesting Sherlock Holmes-style stories. The plot and the writing seem secondary.


20 posted on 02/02/2006 8:40:41 PM PST by Zeroisanumber
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To: Haemo

A newbie ready for the Viking Kittens?


21 posted on 02/02/2006 8:40:41 PM PST by expatpat
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To: MrBallroom
I see that while most Freepers are reasonable, thoughtful folks, that from my experience a year ago writing the Terri Schiavo piece "ENDING THE MADNESS", I learned just how mean-spirited folks can be on both sides of the aisle. With the last screed I read, it seems to stil be alive and well.

Politics would be better off all around if people could manage to give people like "The Heretical Housewife" on both sides of the aisle nothing but the cold disdain they deserve. American politics deserves better than factionalizing into high-school cliques and trading petty insults (See the "Groundhog Day" post here for example, or the Democrat harassment of GOP Wikipedia sites).

As an aside, your tagline is incorrect. The Marines have been defending freedom since the 19th century - though Congress only recognized them officially in 1775. What's the first line of the Marine's hymn, after all:

"From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli..."

Both of which took place prior to 1775.

22 posted on 02/02/2006 8:41:41 PM PST by Haemo
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To: COEXERJ145; darkwing104; Darksheare
Sniff, Sniff. I smell ozone.

Me too

23 posted on 02/02/2006 8:43:48 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: Haemo

Haemo ... blood ... sharks ... kitties....


24 posted on 02/02/2006 8:44:12 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Haemo
I see the wagons are being circled around you, but for the record I would like to agree with your sentiment.

In this internet age, anyone can fashion themselves a pundit, I suppose.

25 posted on 02/02/2006 8:44:14 PM PST by Wormwood (Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: COEXERJ145

What? Her very moniker says she's a housewife - unless liberalism has so saturated the American heartland that housewives no longer cook meals for their family, I'd say my little jab was quite justified.


26 posted on 02/02/2006 8:46:03 PM PST by Haemo
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To: Haemo; MikeinIraq

Target
Rich
Environment


27 posted on 02/02/2006 8:47:02 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: Haemo
Oh boy, we got a live one.
28 posted on 02/02/2006 8:47:25 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Despite Popular Opinion, Tom Tancredo Does Not Support Deporting Illegal Aliens.)
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To: MrBallroom

James Lileks had a great line in his latest on Hollywood: he said Hollywood receives stacks of comment cards nine miles high, asking for movies with NASCAR drivers joining the Marines, going to Iraq, and killing terrorists with martial arts kicks. And what do we get? Gay sheepherders.


29 posted on 02/02/2006 8:48:03 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: Interesting Times
Nay, they grow increasingly shrill, thrashing about like a dinosaur caught in the tar pits.

Insert your graphic here!

Regards,

TS

30 posted on 02/02/2006 8:49:06 PM PST by The Shrew (www.swiftvets.com & www.wintersoldier.com - The Truth Shall Set YOU Free!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Wake up the Viking Kitties!


31 posted on 02/02/2006 8:49:45 PM PST by Palladin ("Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."...John Wayne)
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To: Haemo
whiny, snide and empty-headed drivel

So is Hollywood making movies that conforms with demand, or does it have an agenda that drives its product, reducing its revenue and profit for its stockholders? How do you explain its loss of revenue, then?

Oh, and cut the name calling, troll. We're actually talking about something here.

32 posted on 02/02/2006 8:52:28 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Palladin

Come on, don't ping the mods yet. We are just starting to have fun....


33 posted on 02/02/2006 8:53:18 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: Haemo

Wow,,, can you stretch your logic a little further please, I still have some line on my reel.


34 posted on 02/02/2006 8:53:20 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: Haemo
....unless liberalism has so saturated the American heartland that housewives no longer cook meals for their family...

Oh stop trying so hard. Zots are quick, but the pain lingers. :-)

35 posted on 02/02/2006 8:55:41 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: Haemo

Looking at your posts... My, you had a busy 45 minutes. Didn't cha?


36 posted on 02/02/2006 8:57:58 PM PST by right-wingin_It
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To: JoeSixPack1; discoinfernofever; timpad; TBarnett34; MeekOneGOP; PetroniDE; Lady Jag; mhking; ...

!llor semit doog eht tel


37 posted on 02/02/2006 8:58:11 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: Nonstatist
So is Hollywood making movies that conforms with demand, or does it have an agenda that drives its product, reducing its revenue and profit for its stockholders? How do you explain its loss of revenue, then?

Hollywood makes movies that conform with its white-collar, liberal backer's sentiments - not the American people. However, landed New-England-monied hands are not about to stop funding something that flatters their idiotic preconceptions, so the original article totally missed the point. Hollywood operates in an intellectual and social vacuum - it isn't on the verge of "dying" any time soon, because it still flatters a particular wealthy segment of the population's viewpoint.

The same thing used to be true with the media in general, until people like Rupert Murdoch and Conrad Black decided to step and use their hard-earned cash to force some balance on the population. Until people like Mel Gibson - willing and able to challenge the Hollywood establishment on it own terms - become more numerous, Hollywood will plow forward with its gay cowboys.

Until then, I stand by my designation as "empty-headed, shrill whining".

38 posted on 02/02/2006 8:58:11 PM PST by Haemo
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40 posted on 02/02/2006 8:59:43 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Despite Popular Opinion, Tom Tancredo Does Not Support Deporting Illegal Aliens.)
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To: Haemo

Hey, Homo! Is her basic point right on target or what? If Hollywood had more heterosexual writers and producers, would they make more money or what? Would their market share of entertainment product be dropping so precipitously? Would all the crativity and mystery of good movie making seem so foreign to them? Would they have a better feel for what the customer wanted then they do now? Or what?


41 posted on 02/02/2006 9:00:10 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Haemo
Until people like Mel Gibson - willing and able to challenge the Hollywood establishment on it own terms - become more numerous, Hollywood will plow forward with its gay cowboys.

That's a very good point...but unfortunately everyone is too busy posting pictures of kittens to notice.

42 posted on 02/02/2006 9:02:29 PM PST by Wormwood (Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: Haemo

"Until then, I stand by my designation as "empty-headed, shrill whining".
___________________________________

I didn't actually see anyone designate you as such, but it is a good self observation on your part.


43 posted on 02/02/2006 9:03:08 PM PST by fizziwig
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To: Haemo

Welcome to FR.
We like our women to be able to think for themselves, act on their own, and have wants and desires of their own.
Nice of you to pop up while spouting the stereotype liberals love to state of wanting women to stay in teh kitchen.
How transparent of you.


44 posted on 02/02/2006 9:04:22 PM PST by Darksheare (Aim low! They got knees!)
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To: Nonstatist
Hey, Haemo! Is her basic point right on target or what? If Hollywood had more heterosexual writers and producers, would they make more money or what? Would their market share of entertainment product be dropping so precipitously? Would all the crativity and mystery of good movie making seem so foreign to them? Would they have a better feel for what the customer wanted then they do now? Or what?

If you'd read my reply, the current Hollywood establish doesn't care what the average American thinks because the majority of funding for the industry - not the production companies - comess from monied liberal hands. They don't care if their market share is dropping when people tune out of guilt-ridden anti-American flicks like Syriana or are put off by watching two men engage in coitus on screen.

The companies that try and make money screening these films are more concerned about that, but they're stuck trying to peddle the trash that Hollywood churns out. Until that changes, until there's a solid conservative alternative, you won't see a change and the article totally misses that point entirely.

45 posted on 02/02/2006 9:06:04 PM PST by Haemo
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Well, that was a reasonable response, but I dont see her posted opinions as being mere "whining".

Hollywood can " flatter a particular wealthy segment of the population's viewpoint" without ignoring the vast majority of it's market, which is what its doing.

Where are the movies it made a mere 10 years ago, like The 12 monkeys, or Groundhog Day, and so on. You got your teenage movies,you got your gay, effete liberal movies, and a few segmented others but almost nothing that even has the whiff of "patriarchal" normalcy? Are you telling me she doesnt have a point at all?

46 posted on 02/02/2006 9:07:11 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Darksheare
Welcome to FR. We like our women to be able to think for themselves, act on their own, and have wants and desires of their own. Nice of you to pop up while spouting the stereotype liberals love to state of wanting women to stay in teh kitchen. How transparent of you.

I was being coy in my first reply, but apparently it's now uncouth to reply to a persons self-stereotyping. Also, I've been totally serious about everything I've said here - criticism of another conservative for missing the point entirely doesn't make me a liberal by any stretch of the imagination. Save your paranoia for someone who deserves it.

47 posted on 02/02/2006 9:09:12 PM PST by Haemo
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To: MrBallroom
.....thrashing about like a dinosaur caught in the tar pits.....

Love that image.

48 posted on 02/02/2006 9:11:12 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Haemo
If you'd read my reply, the current Hollywood establish doesn't care what the average American thinks because the majority of funding for the industry - not the production companies - comess from monied liberal hands.

Really?..And here I thought it was all about making movies for a global "Hate America" market

49 posted on 02/02/2006 9:11:38 PM PST by right-wingin_It
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To: Haemo
They don't care if their market share is dropping...

LOL!! There's another one! Keep 'em coming, you're on a roll. :-)

50 posted on 02/02/2006 9:12:14 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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