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The Surprising Gift of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Dobermite Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 7:56 AM
I don't go to the movies anymore, ever, and haven't since the Hollywood establishment trashed the Passion of the Christ, the last movie I paid money to see, partly to see a movie about my Lord that was respectful of my Lord and the Bible, something that is NOT allowed in Hollywood, you can only make movies about Jesus if you are portraying him as a degenerate and a fraud, and partly to stick it to the Hollywood censors who tried like hell to see too it that movie was NOT made, then tried like hell to make sure no-one went to see it. That was the last time I spent money on a movie, determined not to put one dime of my money in Hollywood's pockets, but this film has me thinking about breaking my long-standing boycott. Cont ...
Carl469 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:46 PM
Nobody "trashed" the "Passion of the Christ." In fact, it was nominated for three awards. Your religious extremism and ignorance of film is appalling. As for me, I see a new movie a week. I have yet to see any anti-religious "propaganda."
Dobermite Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 7:41 PM
My ignorance of film?

I'll out my knowledge of the Golden Age up against yours any day of the week and clean your clock, Carl, and I am not an old man, the essentials and classics were made long before I was born, but I appreciate that era and those films because they were affirming of America and American values and western civilization and the Judeo-Christian ethos.

I don't need in your face affirmation of that which I hold dear, but I need to know that those films and filmmakers had an affection and a respect for the things I hold dear, or at least they were not hostile to those things, and besides that they made damn good movies too, way better than most of the garbage Hollywood makes today.
Dobermite Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 7:45 PM
Even in the 60's and 70's when the cultural paradigm had shifted left, they were still making great movies like Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and many more, because the films were about entertainment and not propagandizing like so many of todays films. Now every leftist in Hollywood is either trashing traditional values or propagandizing for some politically correct cause, and it sickens me.

That said, every now and then I see a great movie like Blood Diamond and I appreciate that as much as the next guy, sadly those kinds of films were once the rule and not the exception, now the opposite is true.
Dobermite Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 7:59 AM
That said, I probably won't because I know that despite her efforts here, Bigelow is another Hollywood lib who has contempt for traditional America and its values, so I'll probably wait till it comes on cable, but this is the first time I've even entertained the idea of going to the movies since The Passion, and once again its the Hollywood black-listers (of anything that affirms patriotism) that has me thinking about it.
ctruax Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:47 AM
and, if you pay the cable company for their service that brings you the movie you are STILL supporting Hollywood.
Ann Anon Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:04 AM
That is why we watch only videos and grownups watch the news. And believe me, we watch kiddie movies or I just won't pay a penny to those big name Hollywood losers. As far as I am concerned it ought to all be labeled adult movie XXX productions. No plot, just sex and violence.
True Conservative! Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:44 AM
There are some good Hollywood conservatives. There are even some liberals there who know enough to keep their mouth's shut about their politics since my money is every bit as good as a liberal's at the theater.
Carl469 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:47 PM
If all you seek in film is confirmation of pre-existing political or religious conviction -- as if film is nothing more than an Uplifting Rally -- then you have no idea what cinema is like.
Carl469 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:47 PM
Good. I pay the cable company every month and I shall gladly support Hollywood and other film centers.

When it comes to Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” there are two kinds of people-- those who have seen it and those who should.

Emerging from any theater afterward, there will be two kinds of people-- those who grasp that enhanced interrogations save lives, and those who do not.

As a longtime member of the first group, I was gratified to the point of surprise that a product out of Hollywood depicted our harshest interrogations without an accompanying ham-fisted condemnation.

But the even greater praise for “Zero Dark Thirty” is that nor does it grab you by the lapels and...