Does Hollywood Deserve To Die?

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By Douglas Herman

Imagine a world without Hollywood. Now imagine how that scenario will happen one day and what emotion you will feel. Let the great debate begin: Does Hollywood Deserve to Die?

“The industry hurts itself, by making so many lousy movies.” ­ Humphrey Bogart

YES!  Hollywood deserves to die.

For making so many lousy, nasty, nihilistic movies, EXPENSIVE movies glorifying and glorying in the violence, death and mayhem onscreen, AND by profiting in those shitty movies to excess, YES, Hollywood deserves to die.  Hollywood deserves to come crashing down around itself, like one of those cities in cheesy Hollywood disaster films, exactly like in those so-called Best and Worst Disaster Movies of All Time.  How epic and karmic would that be?

Harsh? Yes. All those obscenely rich and pampered Hollywood stars, and grossly overpaid film industry executives, need to scamper in terror, just like the millions of low paid (or unpaid) movie extras scampering onscreen in terror, from some computer-generated evil villain or some epic, eye-catching natural disaster.  In this case, THEY are the evil villain, they are the natural disaster, they are the militant fascists they so loudly oppose. Hollywood is a bunch of hypocritical Hannibal Lectors on steroids.

“Studio bosses are well compensated for colluding in glorifying America’s wars and demonizing its enemies,” wrote Stephen Lendman. “Supporting America’s imperial agenda is more important than the truth.” Amen, Stephen!  Imagine what an Oscar-worthy speech that simple, damning statement would be. Imagine if Stephen Spielberg or George Clooney stood up at the podium, before a live TV audience of millions, and dared to speak Lendman’s incisive words at some awards ceremony.  Never going to happen, in our lifetime, I’m sad to say.

NO! Hollywood does NOT deserve to die.

Hollywood has done MORE for the cause of peace, justice and human rights than ALL of the armies in the entire history of the world. If only more humans would watch movies with a childlike delight, with a warm box of popcorn and suspended disbelief, the whole world would soon be a much better place to live. And better movies would be made by those much better humans.

Pick ANY movie, just ONE movie at random, and you can readily see how clever Hollywood writers, directors and actors are at forging a policy of togetherness, teamwork and YES, even Love, when they battle monsters, demons and imperial Stormtroopers together.  And eventually our Hollywood heroes defeat these same monsters again and again in endless sequels so that mankind ­ and womankind and childkind too ­ can live together happily in a spirit of peace and fast food paradise forever.

YES! Hollywood deserves to die.

“I try to live with honor, even if it costs me millions of dollars and takes a long time. It’s very unusual in Hollywood.  Few people are trustworthy,” said James Cameron; “A handshake means nothing to them.”
With few exceptions, Hollywood heavyweights are dumber than a carton of condoms but less useful; more hypocritical than a pedophile priest, and more cold-blooded than a serial killer.  Hollywood heavyweights love making blood-thirsty psychopath movies, but without realizing most of the people who make them are completely psycho themselves. “Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings,” said Marlon Brando.

NO! Hollywood does NOT deserve to die.

If humans are prone to human failure, then WHY shouldn’t Hollywood be permitted to have a few human failures too? Even extremely successful Hollywood failures are still more successful, by most human standards, than the rest of us put together. The worst failure in Hollywood has a bigger house than you and me, a better car, a bigger bank account and bigger debt load and certainly a bigger and better choice of designer drugs and sex partners than you and me. Yes, you can hold up Hollywood celebrities to HIGHER standards than yours and mine, but the average Hollywood person has ethics, even if those ethics seem somewhat skewed, contradictory and even outright absurd.  Would YOUR ethical standards stand up to constant tabloid scrutiny? Didn’t think so. Neither would mine.

YES! Hollywood deserves to die.

Imagine Hollywood, or just Brentwood, Bel Air and Beverly Hills, being destroyed by The Big One. Call it Killer Bs ­ The Movie. Now in this scenario, the predicted Big One, the ginormous earthquake every seismologist has been predicting for the past 50 ­ 100 years, finally strikes LA.  Pick your favorite actors and actresses to star in this star vehicle. Now picture one of them stuck on the 405 freeway when the freeway overpasses ALL come down on that jam-packed, rush hour freeway. Picture all that trapped and stalled traffic just as that tidal wave washes in. So far, so good, right?

In this big budget movie, Matt Damon or Will Smith is a simple tow truck operator, with a wife and two kids, living in the San Fernando Valley. But he’s stuck on that LA freeway too! Exactly where the I-10 and the 405 converge. The only thing he can think to do is The Right Thing: save people. Meanwhile some schmuck movie executive, who has a history of screwing hopeful unknown actresses and leaving them broken-hearted, is stuck in his office while the skyscraper comes tumbling down around him and his buddies, like the inexplicable collapse of the WTC-7. Who wouldn’t pay to see that scenario, right?

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