January 24, 2014

American Goskino … [Darleen Click]

Who knew that edgy, independent, willing to speak Truth to Power Hollywood would proudly go here..

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Posted by Darleen @ 11:31pm
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  1. please please please to portray foodstampcare in TV and Film

    like when Buffy’s mom died and the Buffster walked in and found her mom’s rotting white upper middle class corpse on the couch, Obamacare could’ve been all like well you know if she’d met her deductible, which she likely would have *if* she had lived til around September or so – for all of her visits til the end of September her co-pay would’ve dropped to $75!

    Buffy that’s fucking value and we haven’t even talked about where she would’ve been with respect to prescription drugs

  2. YOU WILL OBEY. YOU WILL OBEY. YOU WILL OBEY.

  3. Goskino was the USSR State Committee for Cinematography by the way…

  4. Looks like the bizzaro-world Hays Code is in full force at this point…

  5. - Hollyweird to the country: Let them eat hay!

  6. They only speak “truth” to power when they’re not in power. Since 2008 they’re speaking power to truth.

  7. That was just begging to get fixed.

  8. red pill or blue pill, it has been done.

  9. Norman Lear is still alive?

  10. I’m not sure if progressives simply lack any kind of introspection, or if they are just incredibly dishonest.

    I guess it’s both.

  11. “American Goskino” is not new. What is new is that they are going proudly public.

  12. This is a real thing and not a parody?

  13. Yep, Blake, it’s the real deal.

  14. palaeo

    I used “Goskino” deliberately. I wonder how so many people today have no concept of what the USSR was. If they have to google the term to find out … good!

  15. At least they’ll be in one place jerking each other off instead of out in the world jerking honest people around.

  16. Norman Lear is still alive?

    Was he ever?

  17. At least they’ll be in one place jerking each other off instead of out in the world jerking honest people around.

    “Entertainment Education for Television, Movies and New Media”

    They are jerking each other off, sure, but the results of that seminar will flow into every single American’s mass media devices.

    That’s how gay marriage became ‘acceptable’ so quickly..a veritable media flood of ‘positive’ left-wing propaganda. They’ve no shame anymore; they will just keep shoveling shit for their agenda until it’s acceptable. Then on to the next stage.

    See: @HollywdHealth, @USCAnnenberg – #ASCJ, @WGAEast, @LearCenter for more of what’s coming.

  18. Columbia Mall, Baltimore

    He said it appeared that the shooter opened fire using a shotgun from the upper deck shooting down into the food court.

  19. serr8d

    I hate hate hate when media runs “3 killed” and they include the murderer in the number!

  20. Darleen, I hope you can understand my confusion, because there is no line between parody and reality these days, when it comes to the left.

  21. So Kal Penn leaving the administration didn’t stop the Obama-Hollywood propaganda alliance. These are the same people who defend Roman Polanski and refused to applaud Elia Kazan at the Oscars. Such bravery!

    At least one of them appears to have had a paradigm shift: Richard Dryefuss. He’s left Hollywood and become actively involved in teaching American civics and America’s exceptionalism:
    http://www.thedreyfussinitiative.org/index.php

  22. I saw the movie Pleasantville again last night on TV — a movie, by the way, that I believe is a keeper, as they say — and I thought a sequel should be made. If a communal “fear-of-change” mindset is fundamentally untenable, then so is a communal mindset of “anything-goes and therefore must not only be tolerated but must be revered without question.”

  23. Oh Blake, yes …

    Parody is a dead art with this Administration and its apparatchiks …

  24. Isn’t “Pleasantville” the movie that turns to color, like The Wizard of Oz” when everyone discovers orgasm? Art is dead.

  25. I love Pleasantville …

  26. I think the turn to color in Pleasantville represents the stepping out of an artificial, repressive, black and white conception of the world.

  27. I’ll reserve judgment on Dreyfuss until I know what history his initiative wants taught.

  28. Howard Zinn, of course.

  29. TaiChi

    IMHO it represents growing up and accepting that life, to be enjoyed in all its wonder, has bad stuff and good stuff and is unpredictable.

  30. We get some hints of the shape of their unspecified curriculum — though only hints — in the “The Public Sphere” page under the “What We D0″ header McG. On the whole, it appears to be generally unreflective stuff, though even that might prove an improvement on the run of curricula at large today. In some sense, they appear to be as much concerned with means (media) as with material or substance.

  31. “Entertainment Education for Television, Movies and New Media”

    They are jerking each other off, sure, but the results of that seminar will flow into every single American’s mass media devices.

    That’s how gay marriage became ‘acceptable’ so quickly..a veritable media flood of ‘positive’ left-wing propaganda. They’ve no shame anymore; they will just keep shoveling shit for their agenda until it’s acceptable. Then on to the next stage.

    I’ve argued for years that second-hand Pop Culture is a far more pernicious threat to America than second-hand smoking ever was.

  32. Darleen, I completely agree; however, the movie also appears to have a pretty clear political theme — one which depicts conservatism as rigid and inhibiting. I would like to see a work that offers some rebuttal to the tacit proposition that traditional ideals and customs are always wrong.

  33. Wouldn’t “Quills” sort of be the opposite of Pleasantville?

    I don’t know exactly what Dreyfuss is up to, but I at least appreciate that he sees America as precious and exceptional as opposed the eeeevil like the rest of them. As long as he’s not teaching that the Constitution is “living” document…

  34. Just after a cursory reading, it appears the Dreyfuss Initiative was a still-birth, either as a mere gestural construct from its inception (a sham, in other words), or as simply a dud in the execution, for want of who knows what. In either case, it looks to be daid.

  35. My problem is Pleasantille is that it doesn’t do a good job of 50’s and early 60’s TV and it conveniently forgets that way too much of the world of color looks like Girls Gone Wiild, Two and a Half Men, Married with Children, and Blue Velvet.

    Also rubbing one off in the bath is not a new and noble act. Fun? Yes. But the long-ish existence of fainting couches strongly imply that patented 60’s Free Thinking did not exactly create sexual liberation in the form of thinking happy thoughts and flicking the bean, much less industrial support for such.

  36. imply-> implies

  37. 1st is -> with.

  38. That was actually the POV of the director of Pleasantville, iirc. It was a sort of “Fuck traditional homes and all those who live in them” meets “Once everyone is sexually liberated, we can get this party started!”

    I’m glad that some here enjoyed it (the cinematography is nice; the script blows) but, I am not a fan.

  39. I’d really love to see a nice film that isn’t porn pretending to be a cautionary tale (Wolf of Wall Street) or straight up porn (Nymphomaniac), gay porn (Dallas Buyers Club), et cetera.

    If it’s not porn it’s criminality. Gangsters are cool, but let’s lighten up on the use of “fuck” in every sentence, mkay?

    “Lone Survivor” and “Nebraska” look like about it for me.

  40. I’m not saying that masturbation is evil just that you don’t deserve a medal for it and that basing your spirituality and philosophy on it is misguided, absurd, and grotesque. Also, it wasn’t discovered by smart people in the mid sixties and unknown to the dowdy obedient programmed sheeple drabs before that.

  41. Newbs need to be let in on the fact that our great-great grandparents were getting it on with great regularity. And granny liked it.

  42. Interesting. Steyn has a column appearing in the 27 Jan 2014 dead-tree edition of National Review.

    I don’t know the lead time for the print edition. As a newsmag, it can’t be three months, as it was for the non-news mag I worked on

    Anyway, nothing new at NRO.

    Whatevs.

  43. - Every few generations or so reinvent sex. Its a tradition.

  44. I thought it was a rite of passage. At least it was when I was in college.

  45. di

    I believe The Corner is self-published. Maybe Steyn is boycotting?

  46. “Lone Survivor”

    What? that jingoist, imperialist, bad dialogue & horrible acting, pandering to American gungoon superiority fantasies??

    /pearlclutchingLeftyreviewers

    #1 and SIL loved it.

  47. nro is the mag online. the corner is a subsection. they usually highlight steyn columns on the corner. not this week.

  48. What? that jingoist, imperialist, bad dialogue & horrible acting, pandering to American gungoon superiority fantasies??

    I have a certain image I need to maintain as a Reichwinger, Darleen.

  49. here’s important stuff what national review sends me

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    At the link below, we’re going to let the cat out of the bag on what is undoubtedly the #1 WORST carb EVER, and how the money-hungry food industry is conspiring to sneak this nightmare carb into just about everything.

  50. I believe The Corner is self-published. Maybe Steyn is boycotting?

    Or they took away the keys.

    Someone on this Ricochet thread is accusing Steyn of being a snotty little bratty pants.

    I set him straight.

  51. I can’t believe how many weenies are over at Ricochet.

    No, actually, I can. They luuuurve their code of conduct that prohibits name-calling and trolling. They’re so conflict-averse that they’d rather bat around ideas in their comfy little salon than work up enough passion to Stand Athwart.

    Beck mentioned the other day that in the run-up to the Civil War, there were plenty of discussions about the pros and cons of slavery and the implications of abolition, etc.

    But one guy kept insisting IT’S WRONG AND IT HAS TO GO NOW. He wasn’t very well-liked.

  52. #NewLiberalBumperStickers

    America: We just can’t wait to see how it ends!

    Patti & Patti Cake,
    Baker Man.
    Bake Me A Cake,
    Or I’ll Destroy Your Bakery

    My other car is a gun mule for Eric Holder.

    CoExist or Else.

  53. >I can’t believe how many weenies are over at Ricochet.<

    that's why i find levin's term limits amendment so flaccid. you pretty much have to cut the gordian knot at this point and banish congress. the politicians and the staff.

  54. Term limits would help mitigate future problems but not fix the current corruption.

    Is there an example from history where the populace successfully cleaned up a corrupt system?

    Without The Terror, that is?

    Serpico?

  55. edit >banish the current congress and staff< if you're going to "kill the king "shoot them in area where it matters

  56. Good show, di.

  57. Thanks.

    Five upclicks thus far but it’s a weekend and the passionless aren’t inspireable.

  58. >Term limits would help mitigate future problems but not fix the current corruption. <

    you make the 1st shot in this constitutional matter across their bow. don't dilute it with budget stuff they can ignore. you have to "bomb the village in order to save it" and this point with these rats.

  59. don’t dilute it with budget stuff they can ignore

    There are State Delegate types who are already proposing that any Article V conference only do the budget stuff: not the really hardliner stuff.

    For now, see. For starters.

    THIS is how an Article V convention is likely to be subverted: not by radicals but by ersatz moderation.

  60. >THIS is how an Article V convention is likely to be subverted: not by radicals but by ersatz moderation.<

    i heard that on beck the other day. g-d don't these peeps get it?

  61. I don’t read Ricochet much anymore. It’s too blue stockinged for me.

  62. no peeps want to attack the stupid?

  63. Ricochet is hosed right now.

  64. I’m a Ricochet member to help keep the podcasts coming. I don’t read much over there, as I spend most of my blog-time right here.

  65. Meantime, somewhat off-topically I guess, the ClownDisaster Administration just keeps on rigorously doling out the Benghazi punishments . . . . . . to America.

  66. >rigorously doling out the Benghazi punishments <

    failureocracy

  67. The true value of art, comrades, is found in its utility in furthering the revolution.

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