So, there were good movies this year. lots of them. Some of the best of seen with some of the best photography I’ve ever seen. They werent all rated R either (though Im sure some of them would have been rated to your liking somewhere else…you should just go to the cinema in Norway and you’ll be fine). Most of the good movies are indie and you wont see tv spots for them. so dont use that for you guide.
I for one, and…everyone I know (in the age group that spends all its money on entertainment…18-30) went and saw loads of movies in the theater. And we illegally downloaded them. And we bought the dvd. And we bought the xbox game. And we downloaded the xbox game. So…maybe they aren’t so out of touch as you think but maybe…the 35-50 crowd just isn’t who they are making movies for? Just a thought….]]>
And in case anybody thinks we’re living at a time when movies are more popular than ever, think again: movies gross more now because of the price, but the very biggest year for ticket sales was 1948, before television got a hold of most viewers.]]>
(dimiing bulbs…bulbs cost $600 and last approx. 2,000 hours. Diming usually happens at the end of the bulb life automatically because the bulb is “wearing out”. Extending the usuage can save money, but it does cause a poorer picture quality.)
Hollywood does have a liberal agenda and it doesn’t match most of America, nor our church values.]]>
Take TV for a second. My husband’s favorites were “The Practice” and “Boston Legal.” Every single episode is an attack on conservative values. “It’s just a show,” my husband says. That’s what they want you to think, I say. Truth is they want you to watch those shows and hope it will sway your thinking. Scary.
Another example: the way Hollywood is up in arms against family-editing companies such as CleanFlicks. They say that by taking out the language, sex, and violence that CleanFlicks is taking away the “artistic and creative rights of the creators.” (That’s a direct quote.) Forget the fact that they make money off of every film CleanFlicks edits and that thousands of people WANT to see the picture that way.
Bottom line: Hollywood lost touch with mainstream American decades ago and are mainly out to promote their own views and interests.]]>
I posted a couple of links back in July to a Medved piece and a rebuttal piece on some of this subject.]]>