Published: Sunday, July 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Rather than slag Hollywood, which is way too easy, ask a different question. Why
do we only want to watch increasingly violent movies? We're free, thinking
people who have the option either individually or en masse to watch the
terminator or the care bears. Film producers then play to where the money is.
It's not pseudo Jeff, it's make believe, and pretty much every human
knows the difference between reality and make believe by the age of 8. Have you
per chance read the violence in the early Greek dramas?
Yes. It's hypocritical.But now you folks are being
hypocritical. You bash Hollywood while also suggesting that "guns" are
merely a "tool" and that processes like "background checks" are
an infringement on your 2nd amendment rights. You demand for smaller government
on one hand and then demand that the free market of the movie industry be
impeded by the government. Hollywood is just making what sells!If
that's not hypocritical then I don't know what is!Once
again, while the right concentrates so much on bashing the left they end up
torpedoing their own arguments.
It's called the free market and capitalism. You conservatives practically
worship it. Sometimes it produces things you don't like.
It mystifies me why anyone would spend hard earned money to go watch the garbage
that comes out of Hollywood to pour across movie screens.Nothing
will change until sensible folks take action that hits Hollywood (and TV)
squarely in the pocketbook.
Hollywood generally doesn't produce 'violent' films, they produce
'action/adventure' films, in which good guys defeat violent bad guys
by being better at violence. Hollywood creates preposterous make believe
worlds, which we watch because they're fun. If a movie turns out not to be
fun, people don't see it, it loses money, and those producers and writers
and directors don't get their next project funded. And the rating
system has absolutely nothing to do with morality. It's a marketing
tool.If you didn't like The Lone Ranger, well, don't go see
films directed by Gore Verbinsky. But he got to make this film, because he
directed the very violent Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which people liked a
lot and which made lots of money too.
pragmatist, I'm afraid not everyone learns the difference between reality
and make believe by age 8.If that was the case, why would Glen Beck
or Rush or Hannity or Fox have anyone to listen to them and repeat their
I yield the floor and agree one old man.
Nobody is forced to watch anything containing theatrical violence, so your
budget for it can be literally zero. But Jeff's comments bring up another
question: How does he feel about REAL violence, tax-devouring,
family-destroying, life changing mayhem taking place in any or every place on
the globe? Is it really just "collateral damage"? After all, you can
find real violence even in places where there is almost none of the cinematic
Over the 4th of July holiday over 70 people were victims of gun violence in
Chicago, all with illegal guns in a city that has the most strict gun laws in
the nation! Not a single word about that in the main stream media! What can we
conclude from that?#1: Gun control laws do not work, never have and never
will.#2: The media is too busy covering for Obama and anything that sheds
truth on his failures shall not be mentioned!
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