I haven't posted intwo days because -- well, I was needed. I'm a little less necessary this morning, so I'll enthusiastically recommend this thorough and thoughtful article by Brian Anderson from the wonderful City Journal. Entitled "Conservatives in Hollywood!?" it's about -- get this-- emerging conservative values in motion pictures. Summary 'graph:
After long using liberal Hollywood as a political punching bag, conservatives are moving to an if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them approach. If they can create a popular cinema that artistically reflects a right-of-center worldview—rather than crudely imposes it—it would be a huge advance for the Right in America’s ongoing cultural struggles. After all, it’s not just reason and analysis that will decide the outcome of those struggles. The imagination and the heart—the Dream Factory’s stock-in-trade—will play at least as large a part.If you like movies but are dismayed or outraged by most of what you see coming out, this is a must-read.