Monday, April 26, 2010

Conservative Movies Hollywood

As per challenge I won't re-invent the wheel.

Here are the list(s) I found.

1. National Review The Best Conservative Movies

Once in a blue moon, Hollywood releases a conservative movie, or at least a film that resonates with conservatives in a particular way. Because conservatives love movies — and especially debates about movies — we decided to produce a list of the 25 best conservative movies of the last 25 years. Our approach in selecting them doesn’t rise to the level of an actual methodology, but there was a method to it. We asked readers of National Review Online to submit nominations. Hundreds of suggestions came in, along with explanations and arguments. We considered each one, tallied them up, and consulted a number of film buffs and professional movie-makers.

We do not claim that the writers, directors, producers, gaffers, and key grips involved with these films are conservative. We certainly make no such assertion about the actors. Yet the results are indisputable: Conservatives enjoy these films because they are great movies that offer compelling messages about freedom, families, patriotism, traditions, and more.
— JOHN J. MILLER

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The Top 10 Conservative Movies of the Last Decade

Nile Gardiner is a Washington-based foreign affairs analyst and political commentator. He appears frequently on American and British television and radio, including Fox News Channel, CNN, BBC, Sky News, and NPR.- Niles Gardner
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American Film Renaissance Institute


The American Film Renaissance celebrates timeless American values by producing, showcasing and distributing films that promote freedom (including free speech, free enterprise and freedom of worship), rugged individualism and the triumph of the human spirit; and through supporting, nurturing and training filmmakers who share AFR’s mission.

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As I said earlier I don't see conservatives as a single group sharing the a limited range "x" values in every category. Some in the left of centre like to refer their idealogy as more tolerant, as the  "Big Tent". I don't see it.

A theme for a film to be labelled "non-fiction conservativism" vs "fantasy conservativism" it would need to reflect the importance of personal responsibility,  realistic outcomes for those personal decisions.

Fantasy
The Left  choose Avatar vs Lord of The Rings

Non-fiction


Gran Torino - (Non fiction Conservative)



Ignored by Hollywood


Left

Capitalism: A love story.

No links for the left!

Re: Challenge from Patrick on Liberal Hollywood. Note Language on recommended blog is not "G" rated.


Oh sh#$ My bad: Conservative Movies
 I forgot to h/t Iceman http://pragmatictory.blogspot.com/2010/04/conservative-movies.html

I did have my first morning cup of coffee, so no excuse, catscan next week for alzheimers k?

xo ..

11 comments:

Bec said...

Generally as soon as we know the Producer and Director, we can determine the political flavour. That applies to us junkie types but the innocent public embarks on these pricey adventures not always recognizing that there is an intent to message them directly.

The one that has always struck in my craw was "The Day After Tomorrow". I have always believed that Al Gore had a tremendous influence on Hollywood and this ridiculous but frightening movie was imo the most obvious example. I think I have seen it featured on various networks almost as often as "An Inconvenient Truth" has been on the Canadian Brainwashing Corporation.

CanadianSense said...

Patrick challenged some of us I am going to update my post. Have not figured the links to post thing still.

MeanOldMan said...

Actually Bec, the fly-over scene of the arctic in the "An Inconvenient Truth" is from "Day After Tomorrow".

HitEleven said...

I agree with you that it's a bit much to label all conservatives the same, and to claim that they will only like movies with a specific set of conservative values.

I think anyone can appreciate a good movie, so that a conservative can enjoy an anti-establishment comedy/drama like The Graduate as much as anyone else.

Having said that, there are some blatantly left-leaning movies...Avatar, D after T, a number of Iraq movies, etc. But none of these are really of quality. Any good movie will not be blatantly political, even if certain politics can be interpreted...Gran Torino and The Dark Knight being good examples.

The_Iceman said...

Gee, I wonder where you got the idea for this blog post? Did Patrick Ross give you this idea?

Very original.

CanadianSense said...

Ice,

be nice, this morning logged on went to P.R. and did a quickie post.

I did visit you blog and post my thoughts on Sunday regarding conservative movies. ( I was stumped at the time)

This morning I hit the old Google search and did this in about 3 minutes.

The_Iceman said...

I actually visited those sites before I wrote my post. I don't really agree that they can all be considered conservative. I guess anything that has a conservative theme somewhere in it.

I don't really want to include war movies just because they are war movies. I'm sure there are Liberals who serve in the military, in fact I even know a few.

Patrick Ross said...

You're also supposed to tag another five people, or else it's bad luck. Which I just might arrange for you. ;)

CanadianSense said...

Patrick,

nooooooooooooooooooooooo! not the chain mail to good fortune within 24 hours and five friends spam

Patrick Ross said...

Hey, bud, I'm warning you: I may or may not know voodoo. ;)

CanadianSense said...

lol....
Patrick I will ask CK or dobby to come visit you and teach you ways of the left!