Making Money vs Making a Movie
Why does Hollywood continue to invest time, talent and treasure into products nobody wants?
Brokeback Mountain is receiving rave reviews. But seen in only 69 theatres in 21 cities?
Lots of ink; few viewers.
This is because the movie industry is not interested in making money. Only in making political statements. Michael Medved in his book Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values outlines this agenda.
Medved’s book with
cover blubI spoke with Medved, a PBS movie critic, some years ago. He spoke on this business; this “non-profit” motivation of showbusiness. He said that the creatures of LA want only to advance an agenda.
They do not care about money. They really don’t care about profit.
George Gilder agrees:
Hollywood is forfeiting both profits and paying customers in a crazy campaign to foist its own loony lifestyles and muddled world views on the American people.
Hollywood would rather make a point, than make money.
As for me and my house, we will be seeing Narnia. Again.
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Thank you (foot)notes:
The book is available from Wal*Mart, of course. Where America’s families shop.