|Oscar Time -- When Hollywood Showcases Its Twisted View of America|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Sunday, 07 March 2010 17:36|
Ann's CPAC was covered in a Fox News editorial about James Cameron, his environmental message, and the upcoming oscars.
On Sunday, March 7, the 82nd Oscar Awards will serve up a buffet of Hollywood’s twisted views of America. This year’s star is Director James Cameron’s eco-epic “Avatar,” which portrays both the U.S. military and industrialization as Titanic villains. The bow-and-arrow wielding Na’vi who live in harmony with their world are Hollywood’s latest reversal of cowboys and Indians. John Wayne is long gone and cowboys are Cameron’s new “Aliens.” It’s “Captain Planet” with better special effects to kill Americans.
In a speech at the recent CPAC gathering, my friend Ann McElhinney, producer/director of the movie “Not Evil Just Wrong” called on Cameron to “grow up.” The film, she said, was “unbelievable rubbish” and an “anti-American, anti-capitalist and anti-mining rant.”
In other words, typical Hollywood fare. Only, in Cameron’s case, he’s made a wildly successful, technologically adept piece of propaganda. Like Michael Moore with talent. He’s twisting the minds of the young and building his fortune simultaneously. At last count, boxofficemojo.com said the movie had cleared nearly $2.5 billion.
Read the full article here or watch McElhinney's speach below.