March 8, 2010

ROGER SIMON: What happened to liberal Hollywood?

The 2010 Academy Awards may not have marked the end of “liberal Hollywood” as we know it, but they certainly put a solid dent in it. With the pro-military “The Hurt Locker” winning over the enviro-pabulum of “Avatar” and Sandra Bullock garnering the Best Actress Oscar for a Christian movie, the times are a-changin’ at least somewhat, maybe even a lot.

Meanwhile, Ann Althouse winds up her thoughts on the ceremony with a Leonard Pinth-Garnell flourish:

Wow. I did not enjoy that show at all. Surely, nothing made me want to go see a movie — or even look for it to come up on my cable Video on Demand. The actresses with their hard, frozen faces and their sinewy bodies encased in lavishly ruffled dresses showed that movies are no longer a source of fresh inspiration about beauty, femininity and womanhood. And frankly, I’m not sure what Mo’nique meant by “It can be about the performance, and not the politics.” . . . That was the only memorable thing that anyone said last night, and it’s just a Rorschach test.

The movie industry just isn’t important like it used to be. Videogames are more important. And profitable.