[quote="unafraid, post:14, topic:198318"]
99% of all films made by Hollywood march lockstep to the liberal philosophical drumbeat, at the very least tangentially, and must do so if they wish the project to reach post-production and release. The hypocrisy is that the 1% of philosophically contrary films which do manage to will their ways into theaters are always the targets of some sort of active opposition and distortion. I refer to no specific group of protestors but rather to the larger left-wing stranglehold on all forms of media in our culture, and the control they exert
over what is allowed to be produced and distributed.
Go pitch a film project that is irreverant regarding mainstream, or traditional concepts and perspectives, and you will get a listen, and the funding will start to accumulate. For example, write a script that depicts Jesus Christ as having been homosexual and you will find a receptive interest from the Hollywood cognocenti. But, try to sell a script which is reverential of Christ, or espouses a core concervative ethos counter to those of the liberal agenda, or, as it is this case, a film with a pro-life message, then best of luck to you. It is a small miracle this particular film even found a theater that would show it.
Yes, I do find it hypocritical that so few films are made which are diametrically opposed to the far left ideals of Hollywood, and that when one manages this daunting task it always seems to attract so much disproportional resentment and opposition. I guess freedom of speech and expression are principles to be extolled only when Robert Maplethorpe is smearing excrement on a sacred religious icon, but God forbid if someone dares to explode the pro-abortion mythos. One word sums it up: Hypocrisy.
Hollywood gets surprised all the time but never learns.
A few years back, the jaded and sarcastic and cynical liberals were shocked at the success of the comedy movie, "Sister Act".
Then, in the runup to the release of "The Passion of the Christ", the news media was filled with how the film would be a disaster; it made close to one billion dollars. Must have been the biggest gross for a movie in its first year. Mel Gibson used his own money and everybody mocked him until the ticket sales numbers rolled in.
But they don't learn.
Wholesome and reverent, well-done movies are popular!
At the same time, the move, "Reds", was a paen to the rise of Communism. Nobody went to it.