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"Decadence, narcissism, rampant drug use...lawlessness and death"

That is what Hollywood is exporting to the world, apparently, along with "extramarital sex leading to the spread of sexually-transmitted disease", but I decided that had to be excised from the headline for reasons of space. And furthermore, "The lack of morals and values in Hollywood culture has been destroying the fabric of American culture, particularly the family...Hollywood has also been accused of exporting the above-mentioned values overseas, thus negatively influencing other cultures, distorting the view of what Americans are, and inciting hatred from people of other nations".

Sez who? Conservapedia, the much mocked anti-wikipedia, with this quoted in an item at Zogby.com, which features the launch of Big Hollywood, "a group blog featuring hundreds of conservatives from the fields of politics, journalism, entertainment and culture". And for why? "to change the entertainment industry. To make Hollywood something we can believe in – again".

I cannot be bothered to get into a debate about the liberal values or otherwise of Hollywood, but suspect that the films made will reflect what they think will make money, and I also incline to think that art imitates life rather than vice versa.

"The article further claims that "Even the respected awards are often given to the most outlandish and gratuitously deplorable".

Respected awards? Might that be a synonym for the Oscars? I suspect as much, so time for a few facetious asides concerning some recent Best Picture Winners: ”

(Spoiler alert)

No country for old men - the title gives it away, and is clearly offensive to retirees.
The Departed - Bent cops. Shocking. There are none of those in real life.
Crash - Suggests that Angelenos suffer from anomie. I imagine they do, actually.
Million dollar baby - A woman boxing? Shouldn't she be at home?
Lord of the Rings III - There's a frightful lack of respect for authority going on there.
Gladiator - as above.

Feel free to add similar one line hatchet jobs.


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Blogger ScotsToryB said... 6:11 pm

An Inconvenient - Al Gore.

Am I getting this right?


Blogger Croydonian said... 7:32 pm

STB - Looking good.  

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