Saturday, July 09, 2005

Typical Clueless Hollywood

What does this story this story
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone will direct superstar Nicholas Cage in the first major Hollywood movie about the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, producers announced.

and this story:
Mr. Spielberg's interest in the question of a civilized nation's proper response to terrorism deepened, aides said, after the 9/11 attacks, as Americans were grappling for the first time with similar issues - for instance, in each new lethal strike on a suspected terrorist leader by a C.I.A. Predator drone aircraft. In Mr. Kushner's script, people who have read it say, the Israeli assassins find themselves struggling to understand how their targets were chosen, whether they belonged on the hit list and, eventually, what, if anything, their killing would accomplish.

tell us about this story?

With box-office attendance sliding, so far, for the third consecutive
year, many in the industry are starting to ask whether the slump is
just part of a cyclical swing driven mostly by a crop of weak movies
or whether it reflects a much bigger change in the way Americans look
to be entertained - a change that will pose serious new challenges to
Hollywood....

"It is much more chilling if there is a cultural shift in people
staying away from movies," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of the
Exhibitor Relations Company, a box-office tracking firm. "Quality is
a fixable problem."

But even if the quality of movies can be improved, Mr. Dergarabedian
said, the fundamental problem is that "today's audience is a much
tougher crowd to excite.

Numbers will continue to fall....

Do they ever wonder if the cultural shift in people staying away from the movies has to do with the fact that they disagree so sharply with the content of the films?

It's amazing how these people can't see how political they are.

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