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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    So you don't believe in free market capitalism... interesting.
    How do you get that idea? Did I say that they can't, or shouldn't do what they're doing? Or did I just point out a fact about what they're doing?

    I thought you were smarter than that, but...
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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    LOL... you are the one saying that. No one else.

    First, movies are quite profitible... and it is only you saying there is a liberal agenda. Therefore, by your view, liberal movies are big sellers.

    Now, back to your wild conspiracies.
    No I'm not. Samsmart is. Do try and keep up.
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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Wow, how full of the Libbo agenda can a person be to think that only movies with a Leftist lean will draw audiences.
    For one, I'm not full of the "Libbo" agenda. I'm just stating how Hollywood works.

    Secondly, I'm not a fan of the Hollywood industry. I don't like that Hollywood executives make movies based on what they think sells. It limits the creativity of film. Even so, Hollywood is a business first, and film executives do what they do in order to ensure that a film is profitable. Which they need to do considering how much money is required to invest in a film project - millions of dollars.

    Thirdly, it is not the fault of Hollywood executives that audiences seem to like what they like. Audiences, as a mass, tend to enjoy stories that are generally formulaic and what they are used to. Movie audiences want to go to movies to be entertained, not to be educated or enlightened. This is the sole function of the romantic comedy genre. So Hollywood executives are just providing a supply to what movie audiences demand.

    Fourthly, I don't know why you disparage me for explaining how Hollywood works to you, or why you think my explanation is a defense of them. All doing so does is highlight how ignorant you are of the industry. You can if you want to. It just doesn't make any sense at all to do so though.
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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No I'm not. Samsmart is. Do try and keep up.
    I'll wait on you. Clearly I did a hyper logic jump well beyond you.
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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I'll wait on you. Clearly I did a hyper logic jump well beyond you.
    Is that what you call it?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Thirdly, it is not the fault of Hollywood executives that audiences seem to like what they like. Audiences, as a mass, tend to enjoy stories that are generally formulaic and what they are used to. Movie audiences want to go to movies to be entertained, not to be educated or enlightened. This is the sole function of the romantic comedy genre. So Hollywood executives are just providing a supply to what movie audiences demand.
    I've mostly come to the conclusion that Hollywood's attempts at educating or enlightening us almost always fall flat with cliches and self-adulation. So, while I am a critic of romantic comedies, I have more of a soft spot on them than many such "deep" films.
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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    When Progressive Marxists claim the rich aren't paying their "fair share", they only mean the ones they can't bribe

    The Hollywood meat puppets who play make believe in front of the camera bow at the alter of Big Government, so they get a pass

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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Wow, how full of the Libbo agenda can a person be to think that only movies with a Leftist lean will draw audiences.
    Well if you don't like it get off your ass and make a "conservative" film and prove that people want to see it if you think differently. . Sounds like you have one class envy.

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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Thats one "bussiness" I wouldn't have any problem with being off shored.

    Actually off shored into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.
    They can come here, they just have to be unionized.

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    Re: Hollywood keeps its tax break in 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Except movie stars are not necessarily the ones seeking out these tax breaks. Rather, it is the movie executives who are.
    You have no ****ing shame, you know that samsmart. I'll bet you'd drink sulfuric acid for these leftist hypocrites if they asked, wouldn't you?
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