Friday, September 22, 2006

Three movies that present 'Bush-like' moral clarity instead of 'UN-like' debate regarding good and evil...

Conservative Moviegoers Attracted to Moral ClarityConservative Moviegoers Attracted to Moral Clarity
During the last two years, one of the more remarkable trends in media marketing has been the increased acceptance of and catering to conservatives. While patriotic and religious films were staples of Hollywood’s golden era, the moral clarity presented in those features was later deemed either uninteresting or irrelevant by the creative minds of Hollywood who chose instead to focus on anti-heroes, relativism, and the overall sour mood of the country following Vietnam and Watergate.

In the wake of 9/11, relativism has decidedly lost its charm with much of the public, and good vs. evil pictures (thanks in no small part to the courting of conservatives) became routinely popular. Three major releases -- “The Passion of the Christ,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” and brand-new “Flyboys” -- have been specifically marketed to conservatives. Although they vary greatly in cinematic quality, all three share common threads that can illuminate why conservatives are flocking to these films in droves.


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