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Hooray for [what once was] Hollywood!

“Everybody liked our movies and loved our television shows.”How Beautiful We Were

Hollywood: So much magic for so long and now just reduced to Saharahesque slabs of fetid corruption of the flesh and of the soul.

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  • Kevin Dickson July 24, 2021, 8:46 AM

    Most of what comes out of Hollywood these days is a bunch of amoral hypersexualized garbage. I find myself watching more and more foreign content. Americans have lost any concept of real love, intimacy, or natural beauty. It’s sad….it really is.


  • gwbnyc July 24, 2021, 12:25 PM


    Larceny, Inc.

    The Palm Beach Story

    The Big Clock

    The Lady Eve

    His Girl Friday

    The Great McGinty

  • ghostsniper July 25, 2021, 4:38 AM

    You know how there are certain places in all medium to larger cities that you just don’t go to? Over the air TV is one of those certain places. Wall to wall ghetto negro’s and misfits of society. There are brief spots of normalcy but not enough to warrant putting up with the rest. A complete wasteland. Streaming is about the same. Much of the internet is the same.

    All of it, now, is being sifted out, by normal people, and abandoned.
    Some how, a very small subset of the people, are being magnified and the majority, the normal people, are rejecting it wholesale.

  • Richard July 25, 2021, 7:35 AM

    “You’re Norma Desmond. You used to be in pictures. You used to big,” to which Norma replies, “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.”>>>
    Prophetic. Was a time when Hollywood produced cultural treasure. Nothing like that for a very long time now.

  • Fletcher Christian July 25, 2021, 8:18 AM

    I am reminded of Sturgeon’s Law. The point is that one remembers the good stuff from half a century or more ago, and forgets the garbage. This applies to music as well as film, and also to written fiction. True classics are still being made, but they are drowned in an ocean of crap.

    The garbage from the 1950s and earlier is forgotten. But one thing stays the same in Hollywood’s output; the substitution of gunfire and explosions for plot, and the inevitable vehicle chase in every movie. They even managed the latter in Hunt for Red October.

  • Fletcher Christian July 25, 2021, 8:24 AM

    Sorry, make that “two things”.

  • Anne July 25, 2021, 10:55 AM

    The Searchers — almost all of John Wayne films for one reason or another
    Paint Your Wagon
    Kelly’s Heroes
    War and Peace
    Almost all of Bogart films for one reason or another
    The Great Escape
    A Man and a Woman
    Blackboard Jungle
    Rebel without a Cause

    As this little film reminds us–there were so many great films and actors/actresses. Then they started making us pay to go to the theater and get indoctrinated/re-educated rather than entertained. When they started that we lost.

  • Foo July 25, 2021, 4:23 PM

    You can see this playing out in the votes of consumers in the offerings at NetFlix and Amazon. See the reviews on the latest woke Tom Clancy book “Without Remorse”.

    Short NetFlix.