23 February 2009

Andrew Breitbart Sez Hollyweird Key to Conservative Revival

In the wake of a very snooze-inducing Oscars, Andrew Breitbart has some ideas in his regular column for CPAC not being a complete waste of time. From Washington Times:

The millionaires and billionaires who feed the conservative think tanks and underwrite those who run for office need to join their high-rolling liberal brethren like Barry Diller and David Geffen and realize their political dollars are better spent making movies and nurturing the culture.

My biggest fear is that later this week I will be among the legions at CPAC rearranging the furniture. Instead, the conservative movement needs to think in revolutionary terms.

And the revolution must begin in Hollywood.
Americans now more than ever (in our hour of despair) are going to be turning to the big screen to forget about the crushing reality of existence. Instead of conservative big-wigs spending money for Joe the Plumber to make an idiot out of himself in Israel, they could be spreading the word in cinema. Hot Air had a list of the bestest conservatoid movies not too long ago, but it neglected, IMHO, the ultimate one: Dawn of the Dead. It came out during the Carter administration when society was in a period of decay, and it represents a complete break-down of civility and absolute despair. The movie truly stokes the paranoia that your fellow countrymen are going to devolve into a cannibalistic frenzy, and in a time of Obamanomics, that doesn't seem like too big a stretch.

But a good conservative movie has to have a morally conflicted character (like Snake Plisken), who overcomes adversity foolishly orchestrated by a collective society (like Gattaca) as a method of redemption (like Road Warrior). It also has to have someone getting hit in the balls (like every single 80s comedy) along with some topless lesbo scenes (like Wild Things). Is that too damn much to ask for? Maybe Terminator Salvation will be the winning ingredient this upcoming summer if Christian Bale can hold off from screaming at the help.

11 comments:

J. said...

Yes! Please, we need more movies like "American Carol" to take money out of conservative hands. We'll be in the theater next door where normal entertainment still plays.

Seriously, I've never understood this fixation the right has on movies. If you don't want a movie with a message, they are easy to find. Go see "Crank 2" or "The International" or "Mall Cop." "Taken" was very good, conservatives should flock to that one. Guns, bad Muslims, pretty virgins in mortal fear, car chases. It's all good.

The Sniper said...

American Carol was funny. I sat here with a Conservative friend and co-blogger and we damn near pissed ourselves laughing.

And the right is fixated on movies because that is the kool-aid that is used as a delivery device for leftist bullshit and everybody drinks it up like the stories on those celuloid cells are actual fact.

The Sniper said...

And by the way, what normal entertainment are you talking about? Sicko? Farenheit 9/11? W?

Yeah, who's fixated on the movies?

Nixon said...

J,

The reason that conservatives flock to movies is because other parts of arts/culture has a definite liberal bent, plus new music sucks ass. How many more Piss Christs do we really need to see? They all pale in comparison to GG Allin, and he died a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

dayumm...just notice Big Tobacco and Pink's War(cute little slut) blogs are gone. any idea what happened to them?

Nixon said...

No idear what happened to those two...odd.

Girl in the Middle said...

You're back! And talking about zombies and Hollyweird! You've made my whole week. (Geez, how sad is my life???) Anyway, glad you're back to your blog.

J. said...

LT Nixon - just sayin' I don't think you need a concerted effort to get more conservative movies out there - they are already there, just without overt messages. And given the failure of "liberal" movies with messages (mostly anti-Iraq war oriented), I'd think you would want to avoid movies with messages. I just want some action entertainment. Don't need messages from either side.

Nixon said...

I hear Schwarzenegger is going to cameo in Sly's newest film. How's that for action. Hopefully he won't ruin the state economy in it.

Anonymous said...

I bet Pink got knocked up, or got busted for sleeping other peoples rooms.

No idea about Tobacco.

Ms. Kiyum said...

So are you saying dumb action movies are conservative movies, but something like, say "Rachel Getting Married" is a liberal movie? I think you're over thinking this. BTW have you seen the promos for the remake of "The Last House on the Left?" ewww.