Hollywood's attempts to storm theaters with anti-war movies have failed of late - miserably.
JD Johannes is trying to prove that the problem lies in their perspective:
People often complain about Hollywood's leftward tilt when it comes to Iraq, but few do anything pro-active about it.
I am trying to do something about it.
I have nearly died a few times trying to do something about it. [...]
Hollywood and the entertainment industry is a business focused on the bottom line. If people want Hollywood to produce a pro-victory film, or a pro-troop television series, they will have to demonstrate that it is economically viable.Here's his plan, and his call to action:
Most of the anti-war films have taken a beating at the box office.
Brian DePalma's 'Redacted' grossed $65,388, but cost $5million to make and 'Home of the Brave' only brought in $51,708 domestically.
To beat 'Redacted's' box office gross, takes the sale of 2,900 DVDs. Just 2,900 DVDs sold.Sounds good to me. I bought 2. 2898 to go....
To demonstrate to Hollywood and the cable TV networks that a pro-victory documentary is viable, I need to sell 2,900 in 6 weeks.
2,900 total DVDs. It doesn't matter if it is 2,000 individual episodes and 900 of the double-disc trilogy .
2,900 DVDs sold pokes Hollywood in the eye and shows that a pro-victory documentary can beat the studios.
Get yours now.
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