Carol Platt Liebau: Look for More Left-Coast Liberalism

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Look for More Left-Coast Liberalism

This piece lists the Oscar "best picture" nominees for this year: "Brokeback Mountain"; "Capote"; "Crash"; "Good Night, and Good Luck," and "Munich."

Note that all of them -- every single one -- tilt left of center, either politically or culturally. Note also that none of them have performed particularly well at the box office.

Two things are patently clear: (1) Hollywood is increasingly -- and dramatically -- out of step with mainstream America; and (2) the Hollywood left is working harder than ever to create "agenda" films.

With the left forced to concede that its grasp on the levers of power has been lost in all three branches, it's only going to get worse. With typical self-absorption, creative types are going to see "the theatah" as the only "agent of progress" remaining to the left, especially with the Supreme Court gone, as they seen it, after today's confirmation of Justice Alito (as Teddy K's statement indicates, the left has long seen the Court as the agent of progress, i.e. the best way to force liberal policies on the country).


Blogger wile e coyote said...

What's lefty about Capote?

5:40 PM  
Blogger Bachbone said...

Haven't been to a movie, other than IMAX and Harry Potter, in 12 years. The way Hollowood is going, it may be another 12, too.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

If memory serves, Capote was homosexual, so the movie probably glorifies the lifestyle. I don't really know - I had no interest in seeing it, therefore did not.

But come on, bachbone, there have been some good movies. Admittedly, most of the good ones are animated - The Incredibles, Shrek, Toy Story, and I'm looking forward to "Over the Hedge". There was some good moral messages in Spiderman 2, and...

Oh, no, I seem to be quickly running out of steam. I do like some of the Sci-fi movies, but admittedly, they are not strong moral movies on the whole.

There are a few good ones that don't get much publicity coming out of the Christian community - perhaps they are only on DVD. Time Changer, Left Behind, etc. Anyway, there are some goodies, you just have to search harder for them.

5:28 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Bummer about Walk the Line not getting a nod. It was a much finer love story than Brokeback Mountain.

(Brokeback Scenechewing?)

7:22 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

One thing Hollywood has done for me is causing me to rent old movies from Netflix! I love the political incorrectness and TRUTH of the oldies. Check out the original "Cheaper by the Dozen" - hilarious scene when the Planned Parenthood chapter president pays a visit! Also just saw "Destry Rides Again", Jimmy Stewart and the entire cast is great.

Of course, Narnia is great. But like Pete, I mainly stick to Pixar animation for new stuff.

12:32 PM  

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