HOLLYWOOD DOES ITS PART TO MAKE JOBS.Byline: Burt Prelutsky Local View
FOR good and for ill, Hollywood has often been in the forefront where America's values, mores, fashions and even politics are concerned.
Clark Gable gable
Triangular section formed by a roof with two slopes, extending from the eaves to the ridge where the two slopes meet. It may be miniaturized over a dormer window or entranceway. didn't wear an undershirt in ``It Happened One Night,'' and deep-sixed an entire industry. Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart went through a carton of Camels in every scene, and the entire nation lit up.
All that was required was that leading men stopped wearing hats to leave everybody in the country, except for cowhands and Orthodox Jews, bareheaded bare·head·ed
adv. & adj.
With no covering on the head: walking bareheaded in the rain; a bareheaded pedestrian.
Hollywood, almost to a man and woman, is anti-gun ownership - except for those Barettas in the hands of their bodyguards, is opposed to the three-strikes law, is against capital punishment capital punishment, imposition of a penalty of death by the state. History
Capital punishment was widely applied in ancient times; it can be found (c.1750 B.C.) in the Code of Hammurabi. and in favor of illegal immigration "Illegal alien" and "Illegal aliens" redirect here. For other uses, see Illegal aliens (disambiguation).
Illegal immigration refers to immigration across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country. - and so the politicians they finance and campaign for take a blood oath to the prevailing agenda.
But, as with so many things, there is some good mixed in with the bad.
For instance, people in Hollywood spend lavishly on homes, landscaping, security, travel, automobiles, clothing, publicity, nannies, entertainment, therapists, trainers, detox de·tox
To subject to detoxification.
A section of a hospital or clinic in which patients are detoxified. , Botox, rehab, plastic surgery, lawyers and property settlements, doing way more than their part to keep money circulating.
Lately, I have become aware that Hollywood has once again found a worthy cause. This time it has geared up to battle unemployment in its ranks.
There are, after all, only so many movies that can be made in a single year, Ben Affleck being only human. So, while they have already tried to deal with the ongoing problem by hiring 10 or 12 writers to write, rewrite and polish a typical script, that still leaves a great many others on the sideline. I refer to those people who, through no fault of their own, are unable to write, rewrite or polish, even a shopping list, but are otherwise deserving of employment and an honorable niche in the cinematic food chain.
Hollywood, as well known for its heart as its headlines, has found a way to deal with this tragic oversight. And, as with so many of its good works, it's carried it off without a lot of hoopla hoop·la
a. Boisterous, jovial commotion or excitement.
b. Extravagant publicity: The new sedan was introduced to the public with much hoopla.
I am stating for the record that the current practice of assigning producing credit to everyone who comes within spitting distance of the set is no mere whim whim
1. A sudden or capricious idea; a fancy.
2. Arbitrary thought or impulse: governed by whim.
3. A vertical horse-powered drum used as a hoist in a mine. or accident, but is, in fact, an act of charity.
I suspect there are people who find it ludicrous that while ``Spirit'' bestows producing credits only on Mireille Soria and Jeffrey Katzenburg, and selfish Rick McCallum hogs all the glory for ``Star Wars, Episode II,'' ``Insomnia'' spread it out among George Clooney George Timothy Clooney (May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as the lead doctor in the long-running television drama, ER , Steven Soderbergh, Tony Thomas, Kim Roth, Charles J.D. Schlissel, Paul Junger Witt, Edward L. McDonnell, Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove. ``About a Boy,'' clearly up to the challenge, doled it out to Nicky Kentish Barnes, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Hardy Justice, Nick Hornby This article is about Nick Hornby, the English writer. For the artist of the same name, see Nick Hornby (artist).
Nick Hornby (born 17 April 1957 in Redhill, Surrey, England) is an English novelist and essayist. , Lynn Harris, Jane Rosenthal, Robert DeNiro, Brad Epstein, Jim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
I repeat, some people might find this current practice ludicrous. But not I. Two movies, 20 producers. I think those numbers say it all.
If only every employer hired 10 people to do the job of one, what a world this would be!