Wednesday, March 2, AD 2011
You are right on target Klavan on the Culture! Film in this country would be far more interesting if the politics in the films were not, predictably, 90% of the time firmly on the Left. Outright conversative films like American Carol are quite rare:
Of course the deadening ideological conformity of the film industry is only one of its many problems. Others include: lack of creativity as illustrated by endless sequels; actors and actresses who are articulate as stones; screenwriters who, judging from their output, view plagiarism as the highest form of their art; and a total dependence on violence, profanity, sex and technical effects, to conceal the fact that films are usually poorly written, poorly acted and poorly directed. I would give up seeing films for Lent, but I am afraid that in the current state of the industry that would be too small a sacrifice to make.