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In Reply to: RE: Hollywood movie industry should be defunct posted by Jay Buridan on May 31, 2020 at 19:52:51
We are being served what the demographics want, not "art". Have you noticed the growing number of Asian and Arabic names in the credits? Soon, we will have "social credit approved" films spinning out to all venues.
What someone's name has to do with quality of Hollywood production?
You premise here seems that Asians and those with Arabic names can not produce quality material? Or such audience does not appreciate quality material?
Your post is more telling of you than of Hollywood. You could not, maybe, think that increased number of such names is because those are good in what they are doing? Or maybe because immigrants and their US born citizens do not anglicize their names any more? Or shitload of other reasons?
It seems that it bothers you because they are not "white" names? For the same reason that very few know who Farrokh Bulsara is? Or Natasha Nikolaevna Zakharenko, or Issur Danielovitch, or Mladen Sekulovich...
(but you know of Freddy Mercury, Natalie Wood, Kirk Douglas, Karl Malden...)
Does Salma Hayek name bother you too?
Sorry, but your post is racist.
"One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."
We are being served what the demographics want, not "art."
I am not sure I understand what you mean. Movies are for entertainment - the demographic want to be entertained. Which is why films like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars exist. They're entertainment. Since it's moving pictures it is also "art."
"Have you noticed the growing number of Asian and Arabic names in the credits?"
A lot of the grunt work is done overseas to save money - like many American companies that chose to move overseas - chose to fire American workers - chose to skirt pollution control laws and CHOSE to save money - they moved - the Arabic and Chinese countries didn't hold a gun to White American's heads to make them do that. So they can hire many people named Wong and Lee and Chan to work 16 hours a day to get the film complete.
Most 99%+ of all producers in Hollywood are Caucasians with millions - they COULD afford to pay Barry and Thomas and Don $25 an hour - these White Hollywood execs would have to give up one of their 8 palatial homes and maybe one of their fleet of 12 Bentley's and we can't have that - how could they possibly live on that? So they hire the Lee's, the Wong's and the Usman's at $25 a WEEK instead.
And then crazy people blame the Lee's, the Wong's and the Usman's trying to feed their family, for stealing American jobs. But the Hollywood producer - well he's fine because after all he is white and made Spider-man for the "Art" and not all to make a profit.
I am not sure I understand what you mean.
-You know exactly what I mean as you just expressed it.
A lot of the grunt work is done overseas to save money
-No, they aren't overseas they are here buying in. HWood is the Whore of Babylon and everything is for sale. Race has nothing to do with it, money with strings attached does.
Race has nothing to do with it, money with strings attached does.
Glad you corrected yourself because you implied previously that it was Asian and Arabs names that were responsible for profit driven movies.
The fault isn't with the chocolate or the chocolate dealer dear Mr. Wonka - it's with the people who crave the chocolate.
Proactive education to get people when they're young to appreciate art and to be highly educated. Since none of that is happening - we become reactionary to the problems that come about down the line. Every problem from lack of taste to Coronavirus to riots and police violence are all "reactions" - and it all stems from not being proactive through early childhood education all the way through high school.
The arts have generally been hacked away in the school systems and phones have reduced attention spans to nil.
The fault is with the public craving to see the latest MCU universe film and eating the Big Mac - get them to value "quality" and the film making industry will be forced to make it - and indeed they will want to make it for a demanding/discriminating public.
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