The infection has reached extreme levels as Syriana, Brokeback Mountain, Paradise Now, Transamerica, Capote, Munich, Goodnight and Good luck dominate the best picture, directing, screenwriting and some actor categories.
I come at this from complete ignorance of the films... having seen none. However, I will eventually see Capote (one of my favorite writers) and Goodnight and Good luck (Murrow being my favorite journalist). That does not mean that I am not aware of the agenda of such films, especially Goodnight gets bits panties in a twist over the McCarthyism bogeyman while totally ignoring the fact our nation was rife with communist spies, traitors and fifth-columnists at the time. Rosenbergs, anyone?
At least Hollywood had the smarts to cast a woman as a woman in Transamerica to stridently demand that a caring, tolerant and diversity-praising society is expected to embrace the "progressive" idea of a 6-foot-2 junior high principal showing up for work after summer vacation in a print frock and a wig.
But it's not the films that make me grind my molars in a recurring fit of conservative bruxism, it's the choke hold the left has on American film making as it tries to ram its agenda down the throats of Americans who obviously do not support such films or their political message.
The great myth that is grandly exploded this year is that Hollywood is apolitical...its only drive is to make money.
Estimated total box office revenue for: Brokeback -- about $80 million, Munich --$106 million, Good Night and Good Luck -- $43 million, and Capote -- $28 million, Syriana --$59, Transamerica -- $7.1million. Total... $323.
Meanwhile The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, earned $669 million worldwide at the box office so far. Oscar nominations: one--makeup.
Last year's Passion of the Christ -- a total of $612 million. Oscar nominations: zero.
Paradise Now, the Palestinian film by anti-Semite Hany Abu-Assad is a "quality Nazi film" which glorifies suicide bombers who make war against shoppers, grade school children and grandparents. The result? An Oscar nomination for best foreign film... it's grossed less than $1 million.
The cherry on the top of this propaganda sundae is Abu-Assad's declaration that he too would blow up children, were he not a filmmaker. 'Course that's easy to say on the car phone in your Bentley.
Not to be outdone, Steven Spielberg, a typical traitor to his own heritage, turns history on its ear in Munich by giving a skewed Oliver Stone treatment of the 1972 slaughter of 11 Israeli athletes by terrorists, in the end casting Israel's retaliation for the outrage as villainous.
Anti-Christian, anti-Israel, pro-terrorist, pro-atheist, pro-homosexual-transgendered and all the rest.
Hooray for Hollywood!
I need to take a shower.