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11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Andrew Breitbart: How ... · 0 replies · +11 points
Quite a legacy that Andrew Breitbart is leaving!
11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Andrew Breitbart: How ... · 0 replies · +21 points
And as you so eloquently mentioned John - those on the front lines face it a lot sooner.
What I have learned is that we all handle grief differently.
Some withdraw to themselves, some drink, some garden, some write....
There is no rhyme or reason for us that remain why some have to die way before their time.
I do believe - from what I have read of Andrew - heck I still have his email address in my book in case I had a hot tip on some news - but I do believe that he would be moved by our reaction.
He taught a lot of us.
And prayers to his family who have to be going through some awful times.
They are not alone in spirit.
11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Do Not Go Gentle Into ... · 0 replies · +5 points
I think - the ACORN scandal is his crowning achievement as far as exposes. Something the MSM could have done at any time but chose not to.
11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Breitbart: Full of Joy... · 0 replies · +7 points
We are all immersed in the culture - for better or worse - but to see what needs to be fixed....requires an ability to step outside yourself and view it from the 3rd person - to become a "visitor from afar" so to speak.
An example of his insight - Robert Avrech - a BH contributer, Emmy-awarding screenwriter - posted a 14 minute video of Andrew last year of the Republican Jewish Coalition - www.seraphicpress.com - of the journalism schools who are teaching moral relativism and the need for "journalists" to "stay above the fray" - and of the hostility Israel faces not only of the MSM here but the world press -
“You cannot be objective on matters of right and wrong”
Equally effective to the truth of Andrew’s focus was his sense of humor.
Which no doubt enraged some of his political opposites.
And welcome, Patricia - I am glad you are part of the BH family!
11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - In Memoriam: Andrew Br... · 0 replies · +14 points
If Andrew taught me nothing else it was to fight for what you believe in, and don't worry about the inevitable enemies along the way.
I was impressed with his fearlessness at confrontation, all the while being civil and polite. I am thinking of his time at Bill Maher.
He was also a merry prankster.
11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Americans Give their T... · 1 reply · +11 points
And fortunately it is in several theaters - and not 300 miles from my home.
Even if it disappoints me it will piss off many in Hollywood, and that's a good thing.
11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Davy Jones of The Monk... · 0 replies · +3 points
The show got popular and they learned how to play music.
Don't know if that is true or not but at the time I thought it was interesting.
11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Report: Obama's Waning... · 0 replies · +7 points
11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - How 'Act of Valor' Bro... · 0 replies · +6 points
Read something interesting on Steve Jobs yesterday that would apply to Hollywood.
Stanford - Harvard Business schools are starting to teach the "Jobs Style" of mamangement.
No they aren't fond of his personality - he was a jerk to his fellow workers by most who knew him.
Jerk is putting it too politely.
If i used a stronger word the "word-bot" will seize my post ;-)
So what interests the business schools about the "Job's Style"?
1. He didn't rely on focus groups. Didn't care what people would think of his ideas. He badgered and pushed his people to develop what he thought people would like.
2. He didn't let bean counters dictate what his products would end up becoming. He developed the products, then let the bean counters decide how to price them. <\i>
Some of this sounds like classic Hollywood, from the 30s though the 60s. When pictures were made by studio heads with a passion for pictures - not focus groups or bean counters.
As far as Bean counters are concerned, Act of Valor <\i> certainly flew under their radar.
Americans hunger for pictures that affirm their country, not denigrate it.
When a picture comes along that does that with a good screenplay, good acting and good direction, they will reward it.
11 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Calling All Hollywood ... · 0 replies · +4 points
Cavett went though a nasty bout of severe depression for awhile which may be why we hadn't seen him