Makow's "Ten Superb Movies that Bombed"

October 31, 2012

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(left, Michael Collins, a movie about a man who fought the Illuminati and won.) 


Movies used to inform, uplift and entertain. Now they are agitprop, designed to control the mind and destroy the spirit. We present a list of 10 movies that fought this trend and paid the price.  









"We have already contrived to possess the minds of the goy communities...[they are] looking through the spectacles we are setting astride their noses." (Protocols of Zion, 12)


by Henry Makow Ph.D.


Movies used to be based
on novels. Now they're based on comic books. Nothing better illustrates the Illuminati goal of infantilizing mankind. 

The people of the world and even their governments will be "as children under-age," The Protocols of Zion said in 1905. (Protocol 15)

Arrested development is just the first step. The Illuminati use TV & the movies to lift us from our mooring in reality into an occult fantasy world. Political and historical truth are suppressed. Instead, the public is fed violence, pornography and the occult, in the guise of horror. Humanity has been inducted into Cabalism, a form of satanism.

As the list below indicates, filmmakers struggle to produce  cinematic art. But usually, by some mysterious mechanism, good movies flop making it necessary for artists to sell out to survive. 

The Illuminati have succeeded in dumbing us down and corrupting our taste. Many professional critics can no longer recognize quality. 



Most of movies below can be found in Netflix. I welcome your suggestions of recent movies (last 25 years) to continue this list.  

 
1. Boogie Woogie (2009) Gross $47,500----  Rotten Tomatoes: critics 36% audience 20% 

Boogie Woogie is a brilliant scathing satire of the immoral modern art world in contemporary London. It is based on the book by Danny Moynihan, whose title is based on "Victory Boogie-Woogie", a Piet Mondrian painting. 

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The film was produced by Eric Eisner and Leonid Rozhetskin, and directed by Duncan Ward. It stars Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Stellan Skarsgaard, Heather Graham, Danny Huston, Amanda Seyfried and Sir Christopher Lee. (Wiki)

This was Amanda Seyfried's debut role. London has never looked so good. Danny Huston, left, is superb as the chortling Jewish art dealer. The film debunks modern art as the perverted cutthroat Cabalist Jewish fraud that it is. Excellent acting and production values. (Warning: sexual content) 


2. Ned Kelly (2003)  Gross $86,000 in US, $6.5 m worldwide RT critics 56% audience 58%

Ned Kelly is an Australian drama film directed by Gregor Jordan. The film portrays the life of Ned Kelly who formed a gang of Irish Australians in response to social and political persecution. Captures wonderfully the spirit of political revolt. Stars Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom. 

3. Michael Collins (1996) Gross $11.5 m (cost $25m) RT critics 77%; audience 78%

Written and directed by Neil Jordan.  Starring Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Stephen Rea & Alan Rikman. This movie about the founder of modern Ireland is a handbook of how an oppressed population can resist effectively. Collins has been emulated by everyone from the Haganah to the Communists. 


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4. Last Wedding (2001) box office unknown; RT critics 80% audience 45%

One of my favorite movies of all time. Seen it six times and enjoyed it more each time. Set in Vancouver, it is about three friends & their relationships with women. Covers every mistake a man can make. Written and directed by Bruce Sweeney and stars Benjamin Ratner, Molly Parker, Tom Scholte, Frida Betrani, Vince Gale and Nancy Sivak. 


5. Casino Jack (2010) Gross $1m  (Cost $12.5 m)  RT 37%; audience 34%

The story of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Kevin Spacey leads a brilliant cast that exposes Washington corruption in gripping fashion.  This may have failed because Abramoff is Jewish but the film is just as hard on Bible-thumping Congressmen. 


6. The City of Your Final Destination (2010)  Box Office 1.3 m (budget $8.3m)

(See link)

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7. Wings of the Dove $13.7m   rt 86%; 75%

The Wings of the Dove is a 1997 drama film directed by Iain Softley and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, and Alison Elliott. The screenplay by Hossein Amini is based on the 1902 novel of the same name by Henry James. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards but got none. (wiki)

This is one of my favorite movies of all time, about the triumph of the Spirit over money; and about the decline of masculinity and femininity. 

8. Ride With the Devil (1999)   Gross  $635K    $38 million production cost  RT 63%/62%

Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Toby McGuire, Skeet Ulrich, Mark Ruffalo, Jewel. 


The premise of Ride with the Devil is based on the true story of guerrillas who fought against Union troops under the leadership of William Clarke Quantrill.  Lee said it described  "young people coming of age in the worst possible time in American history. I liked the theme of self-emancipation." (wiki)


 
kang.jpeg9. Kangaroo (1987) Gross $432K

Director: Tim Burstall;  Writers: Evan Jones, D.H. Lawrence (based on his novel) Stars: Colin Friels, Judy Davis and John Walton

A mild-mannered English conscientious objector moves to what he feels will be the relative calm of Australia after World War I, but gets caught in the middle of violent battles between the rising trade unions and fascist groups. (wiki)

This is a sophisticated study of politics and gender relations, beautifully executed. 

 


10. High Art  $1.9 m   RT 72%/74% 

Lisa Cholodenko's  breakthrough movie "High Art" (1998) is one of the best written, best directed and best acted movies I have seen. It presents intimacy, albeit lesbian intimacy, more convincingly than 99.9% of heterosexual movies. Performances by Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Tammy Grimes and especially Patricia Clarkson are superb. I highly recommend this movie.
(Warning: sexual content.) 
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Also:

 The Fall (2006)              $3.6m          http://www.henrymakow.com/the_fall.html

Starting Out in the Evening (2007)   $900,000

Young feminist tries to compensate for lost life by seducing the subject of her thesis, an elderly novelist. Lauren Ambrose & Frank Langella are excellent in this portrait of modern dysfunction presented as normal. 
  
Tamara Drewe (2010)  A very entertaining, intelligent British comedy also on Netflix. Bombed in the USA but made $11.3 million in UK and abroad. About infidelity & star crossed love at a writer's retreat in Dorset. Some truly inspired scenes. Directed by the veteran Stephen Frears. (Warning- Sexual content.)

In a Savage Land (1999)  - $350,000   A wonderful Australian movie about an anthropologist couple who study a primitive South Pacific tribe during the 1930's. Real testament to a man's love of a woman.  

Love Ranch (2010) -- $150,000; Cost $25 million to make. Great performances by Helen Murren & Joe Pesci. Directed by Taylor Hackford (Ray, Delores Claiborne)  An unlikely love story. Not great art but a solid intelligent movie. Didn't deserve to bomb. Shows critics and audiences are shallow. No wonder Hackford has given up on the public and is now making schlock (Parker)  See it on Netflix, where these "failures" find a second life.

 Related- Makow - How Kulture is Contrived

The Winslow Boy (1999) Wonderful movie set in England in 1914 about a family that lays everything on the line to defend a boy's honor.  Written and directed by David Mamet from a Terrence Rattigan play (1947). Intelligent. Priceless.

The Informers     (See link for review)  Brett Easton Ellis
' chilling portrayal of the moral vacuum that is America.
a chilling portrayal of the moral vacuum that is America. - See more at: http://henrymakow.com/the_informers_unsung_masterpie.html#sthash.oLjeSo2m.dpuf








Comments for "Makow's "Ten Superb Movies that Bombed""

Bert said (November 1, 2012):

There's one movie that might deserve mention as a success, if we define success as developing a worldwide anti-drugs following. It was so successful, and it exploded into an underground worldwide following so fast, on a shoestring budget, and it was so anti-drugs, that the CIA and Hollywood were forced to respond. The movie was "The Harder They Come, the Harder They Fall," with Jimmy Cliff.

This little movie, still mostly unknown and still hated by Hollywood, was a shot in the late 1960s in Jamaica, by a handful of local amateurs who wanted to tell a story. In spite of its extremely poor audio and video quality, the film, once seen, is however never forgotten. Its methods of simplicity and honesty cannot be hidden. All of the actors and singers in the film were local Jamaican amateurs. They were "unknowns" who wanted to tell a story of how CIA drugs and Illuminati corruption was hurting beautiful Jamaica. It was locally produced, reportedly on a budget of only $60,000, using extremely primitive cameras and studio equipment. In a few years time, the film had a worldwide underground (or backstreet theater) following. In spite of its extremely poor, but extremely honest, video and audio quality, it has a loyal following still to this day. The native Jamaican brogue is so thick, the first English editions had subtitles.

The movie was a response/resistance to the CIA, Hollywood and the Pentagon, and their corruption of local police and politicians, through control of the worldwide drugs and porn industries.

Using the unknown singer Jimmy Cliff, the film introduced a native Jamaican musical genre, now known as Reggae. The power of Reggae was immediately recognized, for its combinations of simplicity and innocence. While the film is about drugs, it is also very anti-drugs in its overall theme. It will shock most people to learn that Reggae started as an anti-drugs genre. Hollywood and the CIA immediately saw its overnight popularity as a threat. A new and unknown musical genre had somehow been introduced which expressed the victory of the soul over Hollywood and CIA drugs and corruption. They wanted reggae turned into a pro-drugs musical genre, and they wanted Jimmy Cliff-who? off the charts. So, the CIA and Hollywood gave Bob Marley the big push. Marley took the bait. He didn't care that he was being used to push a theory that Jamaicans are as bunch of a perpetually stoned-out Rastafarian. However, the originator of authentic native Jamaican reggae, Jimmy Cliff, who developed the genre on musical innocence, dignity, simplicity and honesty, started reggae on the theme that Hollywood, the CIA and drugs were the essence of the problem. Under Bob Marley, getting stoned became cool again.

As part of the psyops war against Jimmy Cliff and his anti-drugs stance, the CIA staged the Virginia Tech mass shooting. One of the pictures of the alleged shooter was modeled after scenes taken from this movie.


David said (November 1, 2012):

An indie film from a few years back, brilliantly scripted and memorably shot, is "Next Stop Wonderland". Realistically explores heterosexual relationships and beautifully illustrates how missed encounters and split-second happenstance can change one's life forever.


Guy said (November 1, 2012):

I absolutely recommend the 2009 transatlantic Mockumentary 'Morris: A Life with Bells on.' An affectionate parody, yet a warm and affecting tribute to, the oldest and truest tradition left in England [Morris Dancing.]

Beautiful scripts and performances from a cast that are obviously in love with the script themselves. Lead Actor and screenwriter Charles Thomas Oldham should be a household name but isn't.

The nearest point of comparison would be Local Hero, and similarly , the Morris film is entirel lacking in malice towards any of its characters.

This is what life should be like - and if only everybody made a commitment to be just plain decent, it would be!


Rick said (November 1, 2012):

Alrighty, I've got netflix packed and I'm looking forward to another, An Education which blew my mind.

Millennium's specific episodes of interest are The Fourth Horseman and Skull and Bones (Both expose HAARP sub-rosa, from the same group who had an airliner pointed at the WTC as the plot of a spin-off of the X-Files) are worth a look.


JAK said (November 1, 2012):

"Movies used to inform, uplift and entertain. Now they are agitprop, designed to control the mind and destroy the spirit".

Doc,

Go watch a copy of "Things to Come" (1936) and there you will see the entire Illuminati plan for humanity played out in all it's "glory". This film was released 76 years ago...


CC said (October 31, 2012):

Henry, you may also want to take a look at 'Machine Gun Preacher' as a film that wouldn't quite sit well with a sinister narrative & as a result, received very little fanfare despite starring a big name like Gerard Butler...

Especially when you take the real life story of Sam Childers into account.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1586752/

http://www.machinegunpreacher.org/


G said (October 31, 2012):

When I taught philosophy of art for many years, I made Tom Wolfe's book, The Painted Word, required reading on the financial and other dynamics of abstract art. If you have not read it, you would enjoy it. It apparently makes points similar to the movie Boogie Woogie. Once again, keep up your fantastic work.


Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at