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Hollywood Is Dying, And The Elites Don’t Care…

 

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by Brandon Smith

October 14, 2020

 

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I don’t write much about the entertainment industry because, frankly, I see it as mostly irrelevant to the bigger picture. Geopolitics and economics are the great driving force in our society, and the elitist groups that influence these elements should be our primary focus. That said, I have to admit that pop culture is a pervasive element of American public psychology, or at least it was until recently, and for decades the masters of pop culture all resided in Hollywood.

I have been a film buff for at least 20 years and I understand the business; I was even a screenwriter at one point and obtained an agent, but after dealing with the slimy behavior of some of the Hollywood ilk I was immediately disenchanted and decided to walk away. What I realized at the time was that the entertainment world is designed for a very specific purpose: To steal the energies of talented people and exploit those energies to achieve the most meaningless or manipulative endeavors.

The people that manage and own production and distribution companies are for the most part talent-less; like most narcopaths they have no capacity to be creative. So, they must feed on the intelligence and imagination of normal people in order to fuel their business. If it stopped there, then maybe the system would actually work and there could be some symbiosis. Many artistic people don’t handle business very well, so someone has to.

But, production creatures want more than money, they also want to micromanage the message of every film, TV show, video game and product that is released. They want to inject their own ideologies into every property. They do this because, as narcopaths, they desperately want to feel creative power even if it means hijacking the projects of others. They also do it because they have an agenda to influence society to accept or reject certain ideas; they want to mold the politics and values of the public.

Hollywood is ultimately about narrative control, not free expression. If you have a unique message or an interesting story to tell, they are going to twist it into something else, something that feels a lot like every other story that gets produced. Writers and directors with vision are either filtered out of the system or they are forced to conform to the propaganda model in order to get work. In the end, the people who get the most work and make it to the top are the people with no principles or morals; the people that will do anything to succeed.

Success and artistry are not necessarily mutually exclusive concepts. On the other hand, free expression and artistry are mutually inclusive – You cannot have one without the other.

If you have been noticing a severe decline in the quality of American entertainment over the course of the past decade, you are not the only one. 70% of Americans say they would rather stay home and watch movies instead of paying to go to theaters, even if theaters reopen. Industry spin doctors will claim that the drop in interest is due solely to the coronavirus, but this is a lie. Domestic movie attendance hit a 25 year low in 2017, and this is part of a long term slide which was building for years beforehand.

It’s important to note that when I talk about “Hollywood” I’m including the internet streaming services, which are completely intertwined with the Hollywood machine. While streaming services have been growing (to a point) because of the pandemic lockdowns, the subscription jump is an anomaly compared to the past few years. Netflix in particular was on a severe slide in subscriptions before the pandemic hit, and with the “Cuties” child pornography debacle it will be interesting to see how many subscribers jumped ship in the final quarter of 2020.

Another interesting development among streaming services is that the most popular content is in most cases OLD content. Shows and movies from 10 to 20 years ago draw the most views by far. New content consistently fails, and this is happening among all demographics from Gen Z to Baby Boomers. This says a lot about modern Hollywood’s decline.

The point is, Hollywood was crashing well before the pandemic and the reason is clearly related to the change in priorities from making money and making consumers happy to making value statements regardless of logic or practicality. There is a massive evolution going on, and the public is growing tired of the controlled pop culture paradigm as well as the intrusive zealotry of new hyper-political messaging.

 

 

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RedSoloCup

You reap what you sow,  Pedowood. 

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Hieronymous

You can hear any number of people on Rogans podcasts talking about the business aspect of Hollywood and how talent is recruited and ultimately robbed blind by agents, studios, promoters, etc.

What the industry puts out for public consumption might not kill Hollywood, but the business model will.

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whwr55

Hollywood is killing itself with the banal stupidity they try to pass off as entertainment

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USNRETWIFE
Hollywood Is Dying, And The Elites Don’t Care…

Finally!   I finally have something in common with the elites!

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger

Good riddance! :woohoo:

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Martin
2 hours ago, whwr55 said:

Hollywood is killing itself with the banal stupidity they try to pass off as entertainment

There is a reason for that banal stupidity.  As William Goldman famously put it, "No one (in Hollywood) knows anything."  That is why they wring the last bit of revenue out of sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, re-imaginings, and movies based on comic books and television shows.  Better to make a small profit on "Bridget Jones's Grandbaby" than lose $125 million on "Ishtar."  

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Howsithangin

Nor do I.  Indeed, I am reveling in it!  :chili:     :banana:

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Howsithangin
6 hours ago, whwr55 said:

Hollywood is killing itself with the banal stupidity they try to pass off as entertainment

you forgot to add vulgar, violent, base and insipid

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Howsithangin
6 hours ago, Hieronymous said:

You can hear any number of people on Rogans podcasts talking about the business aspect of Hollywood and how talent is recruited and ultimately robbed blind by agents, studios, promoters, etc.

What the industry puts out for public consumption might not kill Hollywood, but the business model will.

And who is in charge?

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Kilmerfan

Pull the plug

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Hieronymous
6 hours ago, Howsithangin said:

And who is in charge?

China

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Ticked@TinselTown

As I have said in another thread, as long as people put celebutards on pedestals, they will be allowed a large platform that their intellect doesn't support.

Entertainers from any aspect, movies, TV, music, sports, are no different than trained animals at the circus, their purpose is to entertain, not to educate or enlighten, and as their ego grows so grows their belief that their opinion matters more than anyone else's.

IT DOES NOT.

Pandering to the lowest common denominator in terms of morals is all that celebutards have going for them, and to see them becoming richer for it is disgusting and appalling.

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Severian
1 hour ago, Ticked@TinselTown said:

Entertainers from any aspect, movies, TV, music, sports, are no different than trained animals at the circus, their purpose is to entertain, not to educate or enlighten, and as their ego grows so grows their belief that their opinion matters more than anyone else's.

There's a reason that historically in just about every society, from old European to Asian (especially Japan) actors were considered to be among the lowest and least trustworthy classes of people, just slightly above known criminals.

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Ticked@TinselTown
5 minutes ago, Severian said:

There's a reason that historically in just about every society, from old European to Asian (especially Japan) actors were considered to be among the lowest and least trustworthy classes of people, just slightly above known criminals.

Like the song says, gypsies, tramps and thieves

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Hieronymous
2 hours ago, Ticked@TinselTown said:

Like the song says, gypsies, tramps and thieves

A song performed by a phony.

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oki

       Hollywood has been a rotting cesspool full of deviants and depravity for years anyhow, just reality finally catching up.

 

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Severian
1 hour ago, oki said:

       Hollywood has been a rotting cesspool full of deviants and depravity for years anyhow, just reality finally catching up.

 

Kind of like Mos Isley only with palm trees.

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oki
47 minutes ago, Severian said:

Kind of like Mos Isley only with palm trees.

Only question who is Jabba the Hut?  Weinsten?

Do think the Cantina could be the new home of the DNC though. 

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