What If Hollywood Was Once Again American?

Andrew Breitbart's trying to find out by making it happen. See Big Hollywood, launched today.

Big Hollywood’s modest objective: to change the entertainment industry. To make Hollywood something we can believe in - again. In order to give millions of Americans hope.Until conservatives, libertarians and Republicans - who will be the lion’s share of Big Hollywood’s contributors - recognize that (pop) culture is the big prize and that politics is secondary, there will be no victory in this important battle.

Update: I like this post of Andrew Klavan's at the site. He writes he can "deplore with the best of them," but we can miss good trends if deploring's all we do:

Have a look at some of the great things that have happened recently at the multiplex. Spider-Man 3, a pro-American, pro-responsibility film with deeply Christian overtones topped the box office in 2007. 300, which said a lot that needed to be said about the war on terror, came in at number ten. Even more amazing, the Oscar winner for the year was No Country for Old Men, a decidedly conservative film that linked the evil of its nihilist serial killer to the decline of morals since the 1960’s. “Once you stop hearing sir or ma’am,” says the film’s lone moral voice, “the rest [of the evil] will follow.”

It was pretty much the same this year. Top of the box office so far: the blatantly pro-war on terror Dark Knight. The Christian Prince Caspian is at number eleven. The pro-abstinence Twilight is currently at sixteen and still hot. And perhaps most delightfully, and of course most ignored by the MSM: the Christian pro-marriage film Fireproof, despite suffering from its shoestring budget, still out-performed such favorites of our media elites as W, Religulous and Stop-Loss.

I have to think about whether he's right or whether this "trend" is a matter of Christians and Conservatives being too grateful for the crumbs they're thrown. Twilight strikes me as a stalker flick with a deeply misguided approach to sexuality; Prince Caspian was mediocre. Just watched Dark Knight and was disappointed. Yes, it's pro war on terror; no, it doesn't really know how to handle the moral questions it poses, and the conclusion is morally daft. Hollywood Christian Morality is still Hollywood morality I'm afraid. Still, I like to think we could be on our way out of the morass.