Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Tale of Two Big Hollywoods

Ready everyone? Okay. One two three four:

Christian Toto:
Hollywood types love to wrinkle their collective brow over the 1940s-era Blacklist.

Witness the gaggle of stars (Joan Allen, Michael Douglas, Liam Neeson) who participated in the 2007 documentary "Trumbo," the tale of gifted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who got entangled in the House Un-American Activities Committee blacklist.

Now, the industry trade publication The Hollywood Reporter is apologizing for its own role in the blacklist. The magazine "named names" back in the 1940s, and the son of the magazine's then-publisher penned an op-ed apologizing for those actions.
Okay, people feel guilty. So what?
Left unsaid, once more, is the lack of concern about a less official but still pernicious blacklist going on in 2012. Conservatives in Hollywood face varying degrees of punishment for their beliefs, from angry whispers to outright job discrimination.
Ah! There is still discrimination! Give us an example.
Witness the reaction to Clint Eastwood's pro-Romney declaration at the RNC a few weeks ago. A prominent entertainment site openly wondered how it might affect the acting legend's career. If Eastwood isn't immune to the industry's animosity toward conservatives, what chance does an unknown actor have if he or she speaks up on behalf of the GOP?
Case closed. Someone wondered what might happen to the career of 82-year-old Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood. Will he make another film four years from now? Or will liberal Hollywood producer Clint Eastwood even hire him?

Hold that pee in, Christian, the toilet is over there and you can make it.

MEANWHILE

John Nolte:
Personally, I don't think Fonda regrets sitting on that anti-aircraft gun. I think she regrets being caught sitting on that anti-aircraft gun. Nothing in Fonda's statements or subsequent actions has ever shown me that she understands just how evil that act was.

And why she hasn't been tried and deported for treason is beyond me.

10 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

Yes HUAC was just the same as directors who want actors that can, you know, act. And writers who can write etc. ELISTS!

M. Bouffant said...

Oh, now the punishment for treason is to be "deported?" Wotta maroon!

Certainly no studio would think twice about giving someone millions of dollars for another picture after he'd ranted & raved at an empty chair on national telebision for 12 mins. It's just got to be Clint's conservatism.

Totally relevant, also. (In comments.) I rule!!

Substance McGravitas said...

I rule!!

I, for one, welcome our new homicidal overlords.

tigris said...

I doubt that person even read the Indywire piece, which specifically says IF Eastwood is harmed(and it's utterly speculative at this point, unlike what happened to Dalton Trumbo) it'll be because he was so loony, "so childishly disrespectful and blindingly crass" when he didn't have to be.

Substance McGravitas said...

What if this or that? = PROOF

Ooh, forgot the video.

Smut Clyde said...

And why she hasn't been tried and deported for treason is beyond me.

Imma guessing that many concepts are beyond John Nolte.

it'll be because he was so loony, "so childishly disrespectful and blindingly crass" when he didn't have to be.
Earning a reputation among the public as a senile old nimrod = BLACKLIST.

Smut Clyde said...

Do you think that Nolte realises that the US and North Vietnam were never actually at war?

Substance McGravitas said...

I'd be interested in a list of what Nolte realizes.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Do you think that Nolte realises that the US and North Vietnam were never actually at war?

PSHAW!!

Next thing you know, you're going to tell me that we're not at war with Afghanistan.
~

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

Hollywood punishes conservative actors? Would someone please inform Patricia Heaton, Sly Stallone and Bruce Willis right away?