John Podhoretz | ‘Sniper’ and ‘NCIS’ success shows how out of touch media is

Written on:February 28, 2015
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John Podhoretz | ‘Sniper’ and ‘NCIS’ success shows how out of touch media is

John Podhoretz, New York Post:

In just two months, “American Sniper” has become the first movie in ages to rise to the level of cultural phenomenon — in part because its success caught everybody by surprise.

After all, 84-year-old director Clint Eastwood had begun to look like a spent force after the disastrous June opening of his dreadful version of “Jersey Boys.”

The buzz was muted for three reasons. First, the studio that released it seemed not to know what it had on its hands. Second, Eastwood likes to come in quiet. And finally, the buzzmakers who are part of the pop-culture industrial complex were certain the public would be uninterested in the subject matter. A movie about the Iraq War? Hadn’t Obama pulled us out of there two years ago?

And anyway, hadn’t most Iraq movies — even “The Hurt Locker,” which won the Best Picture Oscar in 2009 — been utter duds at the box office? The list of failures is a formidable one indeed: “The Messenger,” “Grace Is Gone,” “Stop-Loss,” “Green Zone,” “In the Valley of Elah,” “The Lucky Ones” and several others even less well-known. Iraq. Yesterday’s news. Move on.

Only the thing is, there was all kinds of evidence “American Sniper” was poised for box-office greatness. It was just the kind of evidence the pop-culture gatekeepers at the glossy magazines and breathless entertainment pseudo-news shows love to ignore — the very same gatekeepers who continue to imagine Lena Dunham is a figure of endless cultural fascination even as her HBO show sinks to ratings levels that would embarrass even an MSNBC host.

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Article source: http://conservatives4palin.com/2015/02/john-podhoretz-sniper-ncis-success-shows-touch-media.html

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