In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I'm Confused, But Not Surprised

Look on the net and find Hollywood is not finding what makes people enjoy their films.

Hollywood is a business and it can't be explained any other way. The movies, the stars and all supporting staff are trying to make money, which I think is part of the process.

So, what's the problem? Hollywood is finding their investments are not bringing a return; much less a profit. They are scratching their heads; wondering what to do.

Here's are the solutions, if you're not so far gone you can't relate:

- Stop the graphic violence. People are horrified enough by what the real world brings. Graphic violence only reminds of the horror of reality.

-Stop the graphic sex. People that want graphic sex can find it on the internet. It doesn't embellish the story line.

- Remember that reality doesn't allow happy endings as often as wanted. The stories need to be of contentment, happiness and the hope that life can turn out "happily ever after."

- Advise your stars that their political beliefs destroy their career. Most people are not liberal, believe that the world owes them anything and find such behavior repugnant. We don't need a conscience. We need an escape to gentle reminders of the tremendous good of the human species.

I remember when "True Grit" was released. It was a grand story, with a grand conclusion. Life can be cruel, but people are not willing to accept it always needs to be that way. That's what Hollywood needs to embrace. We need entertainment without evil. Good needs to conquer and it shouldn't be the "good" of the failed efforts of socialism, or any other political ideology that cause more harm than good.


  1. I saw the new superman flick.
    Everyone I know that was looking forward to it (except one) thought it was a poor movie with too much destruction.
    All Hollywood has to do is look at the books to see what makes money, but they are liberals, the kind that can't look at the books of Detroit and see what doesn't work.

  2. Well said Jess, I couldn't agree more. Just, I find that there are similar problems in finding good modern literature too. Much of what is sold now in bookstores is drivel. Sadly, I seldom come across a book worth paying the full cover price for.

    It has been said, "Write what you know." I don't think Hollywood writers, much less the vast majority of prolific novelists, these days know much of anything.

    Either that or I just have stupidly high standards.