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Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
That's the problem with trying to please the masses, is you must dumb down your work. Because if the masses don't get it, the masses won't buy it, and money is always the bottom line of Hollywood.Nothing matters more than money, and you really can't be all that successful if you make something for a niche audience.
So really it isn't anti male, Christian etc.
It's anti loss of profit.
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by Nightwalk
Not sure how harry potter, or twighlight for that matter, fits into an anti-male agenda, potter is a male and the lead, and there are arguably two male leads in twilight (so I gather, I refuse to read or view that dribble.)
Originally posted by SyphonX
I think you're on to something with your observation. Though I'd suggest you look past the theory you made about "anti-male agenda", because it's a red herring.
Harry Potter was bizarre in itself, while being magical and fun to read, it really did feature "real witchcraft" and occult references as material. Rowling went so far as to name drop early occult philosophers and those who practiced "actual magic". In fact, most of the terminology is pulled from classic occult texts and beliefs. Nearly all of it, or at the very least the fiction is rooted in it.
Twilight was just absurd, not exactly a "dense read" to put it lightly, and it had rather hardcore (not so young adult) themes. The overarching theme of the books, from what I understand (I have not read them, but read many a synopsis) is very anti-woman, representing an almost 'repressed helpless' outcome that the main female protagonist is supposed to accept. Poor Bella, she's fallen for the window-creeping nightstalker that belongs to a clan of bloodsucking demonic fiends. Woe. Forlorn. 'Fallen' indeed.
I really don't know much about The Hunger Games, as I have not seen the film nor read the book. Though I understand it's as you suggest, a spectacle of child violence and dystopian fascism. Really a trend that freethinkers are getting wise to.
It doesn't stop at YA reading either. Look at "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" if you want to be in a really big confuddled state, as to asking why such a banal, poorly-translated graphic murder/rape-fest can storm the shelves of every bookstore online and elsewhere, seemingly out of nowhere. With a box office smash, and an international version to boot.
Premeditated comes to mind, but one never knows these days. Could just be the butter for the bread and circuses.
Originally posted by WhisperingWinds
It definitely appears like there is a background media force pushing certain agendas , especially into the minds of the youth.
It's disconcerting at best, and had me concerned, for what lies ahead.
It 's as if they use the media, in a subtle dark game of prophecy , as well as a form of mind control.
Yes, op there is definitely a trend, and a purpose to the trend, perhaps more than one. You are not alone in seeing it that way, I am sure.
This is an important topic, and I wish you had of titled it slightly differently, so it got the attention it deserved.
edit on 19-7-2012 by WhisperingWinds because: (no reason given)