Right, “Hollywood” is a euphemism for an industry, a profitable industry. It’s commonly called “Hollywood” if it’s an American movie, even if the movie is made in New York. American movies have nothing to do with the government, which is not allowed to even censor them, only to restrict where they are shown if they are pornographic. American movies are made to sell tickets. Nothing more. You mentioned Michael Moore, you could not have picked a better example. He will say any stupid thing if he thinks it will get some angry person to watch his movie. You got everything right except our “expectation of honesty”, in the USA, everyone expects everything our government and media say to be lies, or at least to be VERY biased. The answer is to obtain the story from sources that disagree and decide for yourself what seems true. We have VERY low expectations of truth from those in a position to manipulate us. Since the government can’t stop the opposition view though, we have far more versions of every story to read from in our very biased media. Its our job to sort the lies. They won’t do it for us. They’ll teach us lies if we let them. You couldn’t have named a better example of propaganda in Hollywood than Michael Moore. The Tarantino of Propaganda films.
you convinced me but altogether we are talking about Hollywood , not islamic republic of iran movie making which are in favor of one ideology or one regime or one thought and cant be independent. you brought up with maximum honesty and the least lies. people can trust Hollywood and other democratic countries’ movies.we can say 99 percent of them at least. there are some exceptions of course.i know.people are that much wise to distinguish who and what is wrong and right. the wise people though. imagine a stupid idiot clawn like ” michael moore” which makes shit documentary.of course no wise person would accept his nonsense documentaries.especially the one about “George W” . i dont know maybe your expectations are too much (which is normal) about your media but in comparison to a country such as mine, yours is full of honesty i suppose.
please remember we are talking about events more than 150 years ago, and the effects those events have on today. Such behaviors like keeping people out of your club based on their race or religion are illegal here now for obvious reasons.
Oh and the “ugly part” in the second post isn’t Hollywood, it’s the reality of the American style of slavery and the basis for nearly all of our racial problems now. It’s actual history and is still something this country struggles with.
Nope, I say one made things look better, the other makes things well, not worse, since that wouldn’t be possible, but more offensive to a modern audience. 12 years a slave is probably realistic, even if the idea of whipping your most productive worker over petty jealousy seems like it would probably be the exception rather than the rule. It’s not pessimism, it’s the recognition that Hollywood owes no duty to truth, and makes movies to sell tickets, not to record history. I have no idea why rappers use the word, it’s not too common otherwise. It wasn’t even crime committed by those people that caused the discrimination, it was just the need to keep somebody “out” of “proper society”. If everyone is allowed in, then who could they sneer at? A lot of it was based on the hostilities going on in Europe. It really was just a way of imitating the landed gentry. It was a way of creating “haves” and “have nots”. Yes, Moricone. We both just misspelled his name. That’s the guy all right. Brilliant musician. I have no idea how I misspelled it so badly. Fingers.