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    Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing…. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
    — George Orwell 1984

The greed of Hollywood

Sucking off media profits to make millionaires is one thing, but the exploitation of an unsuspecting public under the guise of disaster relief is swamp scum. This exposé exposes what it means to sell your soul.

 

The Thing That Ate Hollywood

The death of the motion-picture business as founded has been on the horizon since the Industry learned all the wrong lessons from the success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws back in 1975. Whereas theaters had once touted air-conditioning as the prime means of putting fannies in the seats when the weather outside was steamy, the “summer blockbuster” now enticed them with chills and thrills. When Jaws begat Star Wars and the customers were shelling out record sums of money to watch what used to be called “B” movies, the moguls were quick to respond.

[A word to our younger readers: once upon a time in a galaxy not far away at all, there were “A” movies and “B” movies, so called because they were two halves of something called a “double bill,” on which for the price of a single ticket you got two movies: a big-budget picture (in color!) with famous stars, and a cheaper film, usually in black-and-white, plus a couple of short subjects and maybe a cartoon or two. Similarly, 78-rpm records had an “A” side — the song you wanted to hear — and a “B” side, which you got more or less for free. You could look it up.]

In due course, the summer blockbusters morphed into “tentpole” movies — mega-productions around which the studios would hang their entire yearly schedules, until at last the tentpoles became the schedules, with a few voguish pictures chucked into theaters just before Christmas in order to qualify for “awards season” Oscars. Civil-rights dramas, coming-of-age movies (by which read: first sexual experience), and gay coming-of-age movies — this is how a movie that nobody you know actually saw, Moonlight, won Best Picture last year.

And so it has come to pass that, at what’s left of the multiplexes in what’s left of shopping malls, you can see just about any kind of movie you want as long as it’s a “franchise” movie — in other words, a sequel or a remake of something you’ve already seen — or a superhero movie — in other words, based on a comic book; you know, the kind of thing you gave up reading when you were 14 years old. Just about every other genre — westerns, dramas, thrillers, action-adventures, romantic comedies, slapstick comedies — has been subsumed into the maw of the Things That Ate Hollywood.

Don’t blame “Hollywood” for this state of affairs — mostly because there is no “Hollywood” and hasn’t been since the death of the studio system and the disappearance of the last of the independently owned studios themselves. The old moguls — whether semi-literate glove salesmen or fast-talking Sammy Glicks — at least knew which business they were in. They had come from the Jewish Rialto on Second Avenue in Manhattan, from the nickelodeons, and the schmatta trade: they knew that the customer was a) fickle and b) king. When they went to Hollywood, they understood instinctively they needed a wide array of wares, goods that appealed to as broad a clientele as possible, not a one-size-fits-all union suit….

In a move that will reverberate from Hollywood and Silicon Valley to TVs and smartphones around the world, the Walt Disney Company said Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox, the empire controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction valued at roughly $52.4 billion.

While the agreement is subject to the approval of antitrust regulators — and the Justice Department recently moved to block a big media company, AT&T, from becoming even bigger — Disney is acknowledging that the future of television and movie viewing is online. The acquisition, which would make Disney a colossus unlike anything Hollywood has ever seen, is the biggest counterattack from a traditional media company against the tech giants that have aggressively moved into the entertainment business.

Continue reading at:  Greed Hollywood Style
Source: pjmedia.com

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