Saturday, November 18, 2006

Daily Pundit Knows Hollywood

Bill Quick writes:

…hard-core liberals cannot translate libertarian or conservative themes into attractive films. Their own preconceptions undo them. Their own ideologies sabotage them.

Unless a director is both sympathetic to the material, and has complete artistic control, the result of an attempt to film Heinlein (or Ayn Rand, for that matter) will be disastrous. Which will then be blamed on the material, rather than on those truly responsible.


Anonymous said...

Quick makes a good point. I think the "Starship Troopers" movie is a good example. Hollywood took that book and butchered it portraying the Troopers as Nazis. One can only imagine what they will do with Atlas Sgrugged. Especially considering that Angelina is sure to have some element of creative control and she, as a committed altruist, can't possible understand or agree with the egoistic themes of the book.

And of course there is tolerationist-in-chief David Kely as head "consultant."

Good grief.

B. Visconti

Myrhaf said...

I don't expect much from that production, but the publicity and the book sales will be a good thing.

EdMcGon said...

On the subject of "Starship Troopers", I think I may be the only person in America who enjoyed the film (yes, I read the book when I was a kid). However, I wasn't trying to read any messages into it either. As strictly entertainment, it was a fun movie to watch.

Let's be realistic here. The percentage of films released which are reasonably intelligent is significantly less than 1%.