All experience colors any perceptions in most people’s life, so I was surprised as I read the interview that Steven was even MORE of a genius that I had imagined in 1985 when I must have first read this interview. Just the scope of how he thought, and how he looked at his own trade, and the insight he had into his own life and people, were amazing. And then, I read this about his review of the movie Rambo:
“I think Rambo is great. I love Rambo. But I think it is potentially a very dangerous movie, because it’s a this- is-the-way- it- should- have- been motion picture which is very, very frightening. It changes history in a frightening way. But it’s a helluva well made picture. It winds you up inside, and when it let you go, you spin around like a top, and the darn thing is just so much fun to watch. Even bleeding heart liberal walk out trying desperately to deny that they were entertained. I was entertained and angered at the same time. “
Now…isn’t this interesting. He is mad that a movie that was filled with violence made him angry, and yet he was entertained.
I had that same feeling for YEARS after I saw Jaws. ANGER. Jaws ruined my love of the water. I grew up swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, an ocean filled with all kinds of sharks, and yet, I was never scared. After that movie you couldn’t get me near an ocean without those images in my mind.
Thanks a lot Steve.
After I saw that movie I had nightmares. Millions of sharks were killed out of sheer fear all over the world. Spielberg put a deep fear of sharks into the general population, the world has never gotten over it. While sharks are dangerous, more people are killed by lighting every year. I’m sure it spoiled many a vacation.
And yet…Steven obviously simply has rationalized his own movie as…sheer entertainment, which put him on the map. So see, it really is about the money. He is no different from Stallone.
Although, having said that, comparing Spielberg to Stallone, is like comparing Beethoven to the Troggs.
Nobody Wonders at the human capability of ignoring one’s own hypocrisy. We are incredibly good at it, especially if we can make ourselves more money.
Most everyone who saw Rambo knew it was simply a fantasy action film. But JAWS…that was so real, it became our reality.
If asked today, would Steven have any guilt about it at all? Or, does he think he did us all a favor?
After all, if there is one mega- movie star that has shot more people in sheer volume alone it’s ROCKY….who has come out and supported Obama’s new gun laws:
“I know people get (upset) and go, `They’re going to take away the assault weapon.’ Who … needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault. … You can’t hunt with it. … going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?”
It [2nd Amendment] has to be stopped, and someone really has to go on the line, a certain dauntless political figure, and say, ‘It’s ending, it’s over, all bets are off. It’s not 200 years ago, we don’t need this anymore, and the rest of the world doesn’t have it. Why should we?”
Sylvester Stallone on Access Hollywood, June 8, 1998
Now…either nobody has ever pointed a REAL bullet at Stallone’s head, or he is spending just a bit too much time in his mansion in Miami, where he has untold millions hanging in rare art, and the best security apparatus that money can buy, and he feels perfectly safe. Nobody also Wonders what he’s been reading lately.
Nevertheless…I don’t care HOW good his movies are, I don’t intend to ever spend another dime on any of his movies…and…something tells me millions of people feel the same way, after he said this:
Sylvester Stallone’s “Bullet to the Head” is the latest slam-bang misfire, taking in just $4.5 million over the weekend for Warner Bros. That was even worse than Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “The Last Stand,” which managed just $7.2 million in its debut earlier this month, and Jason Statham’s “Parker,” which opened to $7 million two weeks ago.
Now… “Good Day to Die Hard,” the Bruce Willis film from Fox, opens on Feb. 14, and the critics are saying that it won’t make any money. They are saying people are tired of actions films. But…Bruce Willis, having a bit more brains than Sly, said this:
“I think that you can’t start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it’s all going to become undone,” Willis told The Associated Press in a recent interview while promoting his latest film, “A Good Day To Die Hard.” ”If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?” “It’s a difficult thing and I really feel bad for those families,” he said. “I’m a father and it’s just a tragedy. But I don’t know how you legislate insanity. I don’t know what you do about it. I don’t even know how you begin to stop that.”
Spoken like a true patriot.
Now…If Stallone thinks that banning guns is going to keep the inner city gangs from getting them, then he has been eating too many steroid bananas down on the Obama plantation.
Yes, Sly…it’s a good day for you to die-hard at the box office. Hope you’re enjoying your own self imposed hypocritical economical bullet to your own head.
But hey! Nobody appreciates your honesty..and thanks for saving me money to spend on a better man. I DO appreciate it.
I have never seen one episode of Two and a Half Men. I once watched about three minutes of it, and Charlie Sheen said something very stupid, and that was about all I needed. Now— the young man who played the kid, Angus Jones, has grown up to become a Seventh Day Adventist, and is advising everyone not to watch it, because, it is crap.
So, why is EVERYONE attacking him now? He was making money off of crap.
How many people in Hollywood are making money off of crap? In that vein, how many ‘people’ in the world are making money off of selling crap? What did Jesus say? If you are guiltless…then who among you can cast the first stone?
Prostitutes of capitalism confess. You made money off of selling us Pamela Anderson running on the beach in a red bathing suit. You made money off of cotton candy. Let’s not forget the millions of people who bought cigarettes and died of cancer. I could argue my public education was so crappy, I to this day, have trouble with spelling. Crap. Crap. It’s everywhere.
But we are free to pick and choose…are we not? So far. They haven’t chipped Two and a Half Men to be downloaded into our brains…yet.
Frankly, Nobody Thinks if some of our politicians would come to a camera and say, “Hey, all these people up here are liars and they are ruining your life”…even though he was making millions, it would be a start. This Nobody would consider his worthiness for another term.
Good for Angus. Stating the obvious. Not too many do.
Here’s the question that I can’t find an answer to anywhere. We all know that companies pay to put product placement in our movies. Sometimes a company can pay up to a million dollars for a 4 second shot. God knows, we’ve seen just about every single movie star on the planet open up an Apple computer. Not to mention, all those big Hollywood stars who are health and fitness nuts can be found puffing away on cigarettes…and you have to wonder how much they got paid to do that. And if they even had a choice to refuse?
But.. the real question I have is: Does our government use taxpayers money to put politically correct propaganda in our movies? Or…do the producers of these movies demand the writers of the scripts represent the views they believe in? How many times have we seen movies promoting the favorite liberal cause of the day?
For example: The movie The Thaw with Val Kilmer is a Sci-fi film about a global warming professor who goes to report the ice caps melting, which was caused because the selfish “man” will not sacrifice his own life habits to save the planet….and because of THAT, a rare virus is let out, one that could destroy the world. There are so many, “Why don’t people SEE?” lines in the movie, the plot becomes almost secondary. If not for the excellent work done by the “bug” people, the movie would not be worth seeing. Val does not mention the fact that even if everyone in the United States went back to living in caves, China and India’s pollution would more than make up for our sacrifices.
Another example: The Dilemma…probably the worst movie Opie has ever made. It’s about two best buddies who come up with an electric car that SOUNDS and vibrates like an old-fashioned Ford Mustang. Now, I don’t know if Ron Howard got together with Obama and the boys from VOLT…to try and get America excited about electric cars, but the plot outside the many plugs for the electric cars is so stupid and lame, you can’t decide if the movie is supposed to be a comedy, or some kind of angst that Ron had happen in his own life and he just decided to combine the two.
The one best friend is very upset that his best friend’s wife having an affair. He confronts her and she tells him that he is going to a massage parlor every Thursday, and so she started the affair because he was not having sex with her…but with the massage therapist. Somehow, at the end of the movie, you get the feeling that she, his wife, (played Winona rider) is a slut, but the husband is not…I guess because he pays for it.
Message: If men pay for sex, they are not committing adultry….it’s permitted, which shows you just how far that women’s movement went.
So, the best buddy, Vince Vaughn, gets them both exposed, and they get divorced, and by the end of the movie they get their contract for their great electric car inventon…and you go: Okay. None of this was funny. Is this…dark humor? What am I missing here, besides the fact that they paid someone to come up with some kind of lame plot, but the real reason for the movie is to sell the concept of electic cars to the masses.
Which brings me back to my point: What came first? The chicken or the egg? Does Hollywood get PAID to put out all these crappy social engineering movies from our government? Or do they do it, because our government will make them all pay BIG taxes on their dividends?
Who is sleeping with who, and how deep is the money pit?
Nobody Wants to Know.
Not too long ago, Obama reversed a law saying that you could not sell horses for food here in the United States. I was so angry…that I wrote about it here. Horses are noble creatures. They have carried men through battle, plowed his fields, gave him pleasure….forever it seems.
And so, when I saw this film, I was more than relieved…that Steven Spielberg has come out with a true story about the nobleness of the horse. Not only is this film filled with beautiful cinematography, it’s a masterpiece of storytelling.
The movie is about a Scottish farmer who buys a horse that is useless to him, but his son and the horse bond for life. When the first World War comes, the father sells the horse to keep his farm. The boy, later joins up and goes to France, to look for the horse, and you know that in the end…they find each other in No Man’s Land, by some great synchronicity in life, which often really happens.
Towards the end of the movie, the horse finally gets free of his German Masters (How he got into the German Hands I won’t say, you’ll have to find out.) and runs through the barbed wire of No Man’s Land where he gets stuck, and a German AND an Englishman go out and both work together to free Joey. The scene is Speilburg’s way of telling us all: men can be good—war is bad.
To Spielberg’s credit, it’s not a political film. It makes no judgement, but shows the true goodness of horse and men. It also shows the immense cruelty and horror of war, without showing any blood.
This movie will make you cry….and it will make you understand the horse…by seeing the world through the eyes of Joey.
Spielberg has made the most amazing film: Jaws, Encounters of the Third Kind, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s’ List, Amistad, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, ET…and now this. Unlike James Cameron, who used his movie Avatar to climb into the liberal global warming bandwagon…Speilburg doesn’t do that in movies. He never takes political sides.
And yet, he, and all his Hollywood friends fill the campaign coffers of Obama: A man who sides against the Jews. A man who just put horse meat on the menu: A man who put human beings into the grave if they are over 70, and go to the hospital. In Obamacare, they will be called ‘Units” and denied lifesaving care.
It’s true. They will not only shoot horses, but in Obamacare..anyone over 70. Just not with a bullet. (Unless of course, you are in Congress.)
As a filmmaker..Speilburg will remain a master of masters. But Nobody Wonders…how can he be so moral, tell such patriotic stories, put his considerable time and talent into making films about the honest, the noble, the good, and the evil of mankind, and then give millions to the very people who will promote exactly the opposite of every story of nobleness he has every told?
Any man who can say horses are food, and old people are no longer given a right to live, is evil.
How? And why?
Does our government actually OWN the great directors? Do the rich of Hollywood give money to protect their right to make what they want? Is that why?
Steven may not be perfect…because he gives such vast amounts of his money to Obama, who is the antitheses to all he shows us in his movies: but War Horse is a movie that can be watched forever more. It’s a perfect film. And I hope everyone in the world see it, and fights to save the noble horse from becoming simply meat for China. We need more horses on the planet, not less.
Go see it…and take your children. Better have some tissue.
–That I was bored of politics yesterday and watched this little documentary. I many never drink Coke again…and I’ll tell you in a minute about that.
The guy that made this movie, (forgive me if don’t I tell you– I REALLY don’t want to remember his name) reminds me of my next door neighbor. He always borrows my lawn tools and forgets to give them back. Only in America can a guy make a movie about getting major corporations to give him thousands of dollars to put their products IN the movie, which is about him getting $1.5 million dollars to make what is basically—just a big advertisement for their products.
1. POM (the major sponsor) is good for men’s erections. (Yes, that was the big one.)
2. Product placement in movies can sometimes help carry the cost when the budgets are so big.
3. Advertising is almost never honest.
4.. Quentin Tarantino has a hard time getting ANY major spongers.
5. Even Ralph Nader is a sucker for free stuff, bribes, and payoffs.
6. If you just even LOOK at the logo of Coca Cola, your endorphins in your brain will shoot sky high, you will start salivating, fall on the floor, crave wild sex with Kevin Costner, and need to be taken away by the police…..
Just kidding—You might not do that , but you will want to drink one. The MRI’s prove it.
7. I also learned that they know if you get kids young enough loving McDonalds, you can program them to want McDonalds for the rest of their lives. I ought to know: whenever I’m stressed I want McDonalds. In fact, I had it for dinner tonight…a quarter pounder (no cheese) with a Coke. My mother must have bought me McDonalds when I was sick when I was a kid, because it’s the only food that makes me feel better.
Obviously this means…OMG! I’m addicted!
So…Nobody asks: How can a “logo” put your brain in addiction mode?
This from Kevin Trudeau’s Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About.”
Food manufacturers are knowingly putting chemicals into the food that cause the consumer to become physically addicted to it. Chemicals are being added to our food that actually make us gain weight. Since our brains are mostly fat, a large percentage of these chemicals accumulate there over the years.
And if commercials about food, cars, cigarettes, vodka, drugs, and car insurance aren’t enough to drive us all into zombie- fat no-brain land, let’s not forget all the subliminal political messages they put in all the sitcoms and movies.
They are not only advertising products, they are advertising political parties.
Last week Michelle Obama made a guest appearance on Nickelodium to push the Obama’s big campaign suck up to the military. (see video below) Yes, they have to get some white votes somehow.
They could be doing this for two reason: It’s an election year, and they want to convince the conservatives..whose families are in the military, that they like them, or 2. They are planning to attack Iran and need more soldiers before the year is out. The ones coming home will not want to go back out there: back to the deserts, and the camels, and the Muslim busting stress, where a McDonald’s Super-Sized Big Mac Meal, topped off with a cold delicious chocolate shake is hard to come by.
Can you blame them?
Either way, when the top family in the country can manipulative the masses with guest appearances on TV shows…Nobody Wonders: Who pays who? Does the President always get free air time, when others have to PAY to appear?
How fair is that? Is Newt Gingrich going to get free air time on MTV? Also, did Michelle Obama PAY to have the kids call her “Your excellency”? Or did she…demand it be written in the script?Nobody Knows.
And then… I’ll surely remember his name.