Monday, August 07, 2006

how you can't trust hollywood for anything

the last thing that hollywood would ever be aligned with is some sort of dignity or couth. in fact, unless those were the names of two blackface performers, those words have never been spoken anywhere near there.

that's why i have a problem with doing movies about 9/11. hollywood just wouldn't have any sort of idea how to make it, how to be creatively sensitive with it, how to market it. they're only concerned about making money, and when that's the bottom line - and it always is in hollywood - then nothing will get in the way.

especially dignity or couth.

"world trade center" is the latest (and hopefully, the last) movie about the worst day of our nation's life. a smart, careful hollywood would have hired a sensitive, subtle director to handle such a horrible subject.

with that being said, could you have found a worse storyteller for this job than oliver stone? i mean, i loved "platoon". he was perfect for that - heavyhanded and aggro. but for this, with open wounds still bleeding?


anyways, here's what got me riled up about this topic this morning. the newest "fad" to hit marketers is to set up a myspace page, where you can link up your area to your friend's areas and therefore make a large web of connections. it's just another way of the internet making the world smaller. i'm all for it.

so movies have their own myspace pages. become a friend of "spiderman" or "x-men" or "superman". it makes sense.

except for, you know, the darkest day in our country's history. it would seem like linking to become a friend to a day when our country's mindset and hearts were shattered irrevocably would be stupid beyond recognition. just the tiniest of thought, you would think, would at least have been put into this.


here's the myspace page for "world trade center". hollywood wants you to become a friend of an american tragedy. and buy a ticket now!

well done, hollywood. well done.


1 comment:

Jaime Schwarz said...

You've got to be fucking kidding me! I agree totally and the only way I'd see this is if every single cent that was made that in any way put this movie in the black went to making the world a better place in some way. But even then, I just don't want to see a dramatized version of the most dramatic day in my country's history that also happened to not only happen in my lifetime but less than 5 years ago. What marketing idiot decided on this myspace idea? We're in this business maybe we can find the PR genious and out the fucker.