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Why Is Harvey Weinstein Backing Pro-Life,
Anti-Nanny State Film ´The Giver´

Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Christian Toto

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/15/2014 1:00:46 PM

The Giver offers a pro-life message as well as a warning of what nanny state policies could lead. So why is Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood’s most prominent liberals, teaming up with Walden Media to bring Lois Lowry´s story to movie houses? The Giver producer Chip Flaherty says Lowry’s tale represents a cultural moment when both the left and the right can join together. The film’s dystopian future may pack conservative messages, but it also pays tribute to passion, creativity and the messy business of personal freedom. Flaherty recalls how Weinstein, out promoting the film earlier this week, told talk radio star Laura

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He saw dollar signs. Making money trumped his leftist ideology. Weinstein was really pleasant during that interview. That sure isn´t how I would have described in him the past. You know it won´t last long.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/15/2014 1:24:13 PM     (No. 9967191)

He is one of Obamas biggest backers and will be bankrolling butcher of Benghazi.
Saw interview and kept thinking- lie down with dogs you get fleas.
Same with Streep.
Will not be paying any money to see it.
Rotten tomatoes gave it 24%.
TV only.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/15/2014 2:13:12 PM     (No. 9967275)

Last night, Raymond Arroyo interviewed Jeff Bridges re The Giver on EWTN´s show: The World Over. The interview is online - YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjNdXPsN3Fo


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Reply 3 - Posted by: DocH, 8/15/2014 2:38:51 PM     (No. 9967312)

So, who says "passion, creativity and personal freedom" aren´t conservative issue too?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lancer12, 8/15/2014 2:59:11 PM     (No. 9967342)

It´s young people against Meryl Streep and dopey young people will watch anything about Them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chatham, 8/15/2014 3:19:55 PM     (No. 9967378)

Why is Harvey doing it ????
Money, Money, MONEY !!!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thomthomp, 8/15/2014 3:51:57 PM     (No. 9967420)

#1 did not quite report the entire truth. On Rotten Tomatoes the media film critics (mostly liberals) gave the film 24%. The audience viewers gave it 68%. You will find this kind of result for almost any movie that presents views contrary to the liberal mantra. For example: "Atlas Shrugged" - media reviewers 11%, audience reviewers - 70%. It should be no surprise that the liberals in the media do not share the values and tastes of the vast majority of Americans.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/15/2014 4:37:50 PM     (No. 9967485)

Thanks for posting this. An unsuspecting lib friend & I are going to the 5:15 matinee around the corner..

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/15/2014 7:31:13 PM     (No. 9967644)

Rather glad that Ebert isn´t around to micturate all over it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/15/2014 9:41:44 PM     (No. 9967745)

I went, and wasn´t disappointed. I enjoyed every frame of this subtle fable. I actually think Weinstein must´ve backed it because he liked it, too, as it doesn´t seem like a blockbuster type movie that would make that much money; plus, there is probably something for everyone in it.

My happily lofo lib companion liked it too, but I wasn´t ready for the reason: because it supposedly depicted that bland conformist Ike & Mamie world of the ´50s that thank goodness we´ve transcended!

As for it being pro-life - it may have wanted to be, but any anti-abortion message would´ve been way too subtle to penetrate the brain of a typical liberal.

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