What Happened to Ronald Reagan’s Hollywood?

This piece is a bit longer than the ones I usually share here, but you may find it interesting.  Let me know what you think!  If you like it, I have another one I’ll share tomorrow.

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31 Responses to What Happened to Ronald Reagan’s Hollywood?

  1. Josh says:

    14:20 “We’re winning.” “There were no open conservatives in the culture. That’s not true anymore.” “I think we’re winning on the basis of pure ideas. People are seeing a Libertarian generation is coming up. They’re seeing what oppressive government looks like. It’s our moment.” ~ Andrew Klavan

    2:50 “safety helmet in the shower” ~ Bill Whittle 🙂

    To answer your query, stella, any Whittle is good Whittle IMO
    It’s obvious that he and his guests have a good time during these tapings. They are fun to watch.
    Post away, stella, my friend 🙂

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  2. kinthenorthwest says:

    Up on reading just your title these two videos came to mind.. Do they really care any more in Hollywood??

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  3. Anton says:

    What happened is communism and the Muslim Brotherhood’s incursion with Qatar’s money buying off our politicians and Hollywood— who now own Miramax and Disney? Qatar, home of the Muslim Brotherhood

    http://counterjihadreport.com/2015/02/25/the-betrayal-papers-part-ii-of-v-in-plain-sight-a-national-security-smoking-gun/

    http://bwcentral.org/bwc-conference-trevor-loudon-the-enemies-within-jacksonville-fl/

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    • JudgyOnAWebsite says:

      Also the late 1960’s happened. And the Perpetual Adolescents came w/ them. (I used to be so bummed out I had missed the Sixties……..back when I was twenty. Obambam, Holder and crew think they’re still happening now, or are doing their darndest to re-create them).

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  4. Dixie Darling says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed that Stella! Very similar to the one SD posted a couple of days ago, just not quite as long and much more understandable (audio). Some of the same ideas shared. Bill Whittle delivers that burning patriotic feeling every time he opens his mouth. And every time I watch him in a video, I learn something new.

    Today’s lesson was that liberals really believe in conservative ideas: fast cars, hot women/men and guns. They just need to have the blinders ripped away so they won’t have to wear a helmet in the shower and they will maybe, ultimately come to the realization that they are conservatives.

    More please.

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  5. zephyrbreeze says:

    American Sniper is like a cross to a vampire.

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  6. Lucille says:

    Fine posting. Keep ’em coming, Stella.

    Few who work in all phases of the film industry understand just how overwhelming the atmosphere of group-think is. For those in influential positions–actors, writers, directors, producers–who are not particularly “political”, it’s simply easier “to go along to get along.” First off, if you are a Conservative, you don’t want to buck the system when you’re starting out because the journey will be pretty much over before it begins. With the outdated and print media still inexplicably in control of what people hear and, thus, think, there is little chance to readily get another POV. Second, even if you have made it in the industry with people knowing you are a Conservative, there is still pressure to conform and/or shut-up. It takes a very strong-willed and convinced individual to withstand derision.

    Outside of Clint Eastwood and one or two others, it is difficult to name a major film star who is Republican, Conservative, or Libertarian. Eastwood is only tolerated because he is an economic Conservative who makes oodles of money for himself, his stars and backers. Leftys are lock-step with him in cultural/moral matters. Bruce Willis is another film-star economic Conservative but without the clout of Eastwood. Though Tom Selleck is a major TV star and certainly has some entertaining feature films under his belt plus is considered a handsome worker who brings in the profits…but, again, no clout in convincing leftys to change their minds. And clout is what matters. And profit-making clout–a VERY Conservative concept–is used by leftys to force us into man-made-global-warmingdom beliefs, PC speech, and BGI obedience.

    So, since it is money/clout which makes Hollywood go ’round, finding Conservatives, inside the industry or out, to back Conservative endeavors will give people like Dinesh D’Souza, Bill Whittle and the others a bigger piece of the influence pie. But where are these uber wealthy backers? The goal is, of course, bringing our nation back from the brink…though I’m of the opinion that we have already slid over the cliff and are holding tenuously onto a rotting tree which broke our fall. If anyone is coming to our rescue, it better be soon.

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    • JudgyOnAWebsite says:

      You sound like you may have been in the trenches, Lucille–have you?

      I started as an entertainer, then moved into Production, and what you say is all too true, I was fortunate enough to meet Gary Sinise while working on USO/ DOD shows. He is a FINE, fine soul. Have never run across Kevin Sorbo; Stacey Dash; Dean Cain; nor the “Survivor” producer who created that Bible series, but I think they are “with us”.

      I have SOME hope, because many progs I know started to become progs thinking that was the best way to be kind, but got muddled and shanghaii’d.

      No clue why TMZ asked Eastwood if there’d be an “American Sniper Two” though! He actually answered with “Not yet”. Umm…..wtf??

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  7. rsmith1776 says:

    Dear Stella, I always appreciate your “cultural” pieces – sometimes by the time I get to even answer to them they are on page 4, for instance you had another interesting one less than a week ago, about TV and times.

    Perhaps some of your thoughtful, cultural posts could be accessed/commented upon in a separate blog section, the relevance of which doesn’t expire as quickly as the (just as important but often slave to the news cycle) political posts? I don’t know if that is even technically possible, just an idea thrown out there. Some of the discussions you initiate should be carried over days, perhaps weeks, not just hours. Best regards [still Richard, WordPress account]

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  8. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Great Stella! More please, short, sweet, and to the point.

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  9. rsmith1776 says:

    I have the Blu-Ray of Ben Hur. Incredible transfer – same or better than cinema. Amazing cinematography – thank you, W. W.

    After all these years, it is still so impressive, not just the chariot thing, which is still unsurpassed in the non-CGI world… everything else. There’s an undertone of authenticity, a plethora of people who believed in what they were doing. . . Objectively Heston was not a very great actor, but he was at the same time more than an actor – a presence, an ethos, an epitome of solidity. The father you had or you wished you had.

    We won’t see the likes of Ben Hur again.

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  10. 2+2 says:

    Marvelous post, Stella! Keep them coming, I thoroughly enjoyed this and the discussion.

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  11. wondering999 says:

    Hmm. Hollywood….

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Spirit

    “Under the Revenue Act of 1942, approximately 15 million American citizens would become eligible to pay income tax for the first time. In anticipation of the law’s passing, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. requested that Disney produce a film to cast the tax increase in a positive light and to explain why the government needed the money. A main part of the goal was to ensure that the taxes were paid on time, and to create as little resentment among the public as possible.

    “However, there was significant disagreement between Walt Disney and Morgenthau on who should star in the film. After Disney presented a storyboard of the film in Washington, Morgenthau said that he did not like Donald Duck, and preferred instead a new character to represent “Mr. Average Taxpayer.” …But Disney was adamant that Donald be used. The duck was at the time the studio’s biggest star, and Disney felt that using him could make a painful task as fun as possible. Disney eventually got his way.”

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  12. wondering999 says:

    I want to go see a Mormon movie festival, but nobody with time, energy and ambition has put one together yet for my appreciation!
    I’d like to watch a movie with my kids without being embarrassed, and I feel for those poor mortified performers on “50 Shades of Grey” who have been honest about not actually wanting their spouse or mom to see their work. Yuck.
    “Mollywood” is actually a phenomenon, the following link claims they put together “Napoleon Dynamite”. I’ve seen another article about Mollywood someplace else (Wall Street Journal?)
    http://mormon-chronicles.blogspot.com/2006/10/utahs-mollywood-wholesome-hollywood.html

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  13. wondering999 says:

    I put in a link about Disney and Donald Duck, but it disappeared! Hope this isn’t a duplicate when it all shakes out: “The New Spirit”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Spirit
    “Under the Revenue Act of 1942, approximately 15 million American citizens would become eligible to pay income tax for the first time…Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. requested that Disney produce a film to cast the tax increase in a positive light and to explain why the government needed the money….However, there was significant disagreement between Walt Disney and Morgenthau on who should star in the film. …Morgenthau said that he did not like Donald Duck, and preferred instead a new character to represent “Mr. Average Taxpayer.” …But Disney was adamant that Donald be used. The duck was at the time the studio’s biggest star, and Disney felt that using him could make a painful task as fun as possible. Disney eventually got his way.”

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