Saturday, May 14, 2011

The sacred name

The one Western value no one can complain against, which everyone (who has a conscience) can agree to, to which everyone must bow.
Hollywood only has one story left.

From The King’s Speech, to Thor, to Avatar, we’re just seeing the same movie over and over again. Aristocracy, identity, pride, and hierarchy must be humbled in the sacred name of equality.
While conservatives bleat about the dangers of “moral relativism,” Hollywood reflects a moral absolutism so rigid and uncompromising that we know the White Hats and Black Hats, how a story will end, and What We Will All Learn barely after the movie begins. We don’t even need scriptwriters—provide the characters and the setting and in modern America, the story literally writes itself. Otherwise, it won’t even get made. The result is not just a poisonous culture, but boring movies.
James Kirkpatrick's review of Thor, HT to FB friend Odin Mannar.


OreamnosAmericanus said...

Yet to imagine that Hollywood and the film industry is anything other than aristocratic, hierarchical, driven by competition for status, power, money, fame, etc. is to be deaf and blind.

Unknown said...

They have a point there... this theme makes for some bland stories if left to permeate the whole movie.

Perhaps that's why in some movies villains are more interesting characters than the good guys.

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