Monday, April 4, 2005
DON'T BUY THE LIE
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®
HOLLYWOOD, CA (ANS) -- There
are a lot of myth conceptions circulating in the media. One of the most
prevalent is that protests and boycotts don’t work. Well, the protest
of the PASSION OF THE CHRIST did not work, but the protest over Janet
Jackson’s baring her breast got the FCC to change its policy toward
fining television stations, the protest against the stilted docudrama
on Ronald Reagan got it pulled from CBS Television, and the protest
against THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST made it lose at least $52 million
at the box office.
will say, “What! We thought THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST made money
because of the protests!” Well, go to boxofficemojo.com, look up
the movie, and you will see that, after all these years, it made a
pathetic $8,373,585 at the box office in the USA. During its opening
weekend, it made an even more pathetic $401,000. At $8 million, that
means that it sold just under two million tickets at the box office.
Considering that at that time there were 272 million people in the
United States, this figure is truly pathetic.
Why people perpetuate this myth is confusing. The entertainment
industry, of course, wants you to think that movies are protest-proof,
but Christians should know better, and they should check the facts.
(c) baehr, 2005
|NOTE from Dr. Ted Baehr: For
more information from a Christian perspective, order the latest
MOVIEGUIDE® magazine by calling 1-800-899-6684(MOVI) or visit our
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MOVIEGUIDE® is dedicated to redeeming the values of Hollywood by
informing parents about today's movies and entertainment and by showing
media executives and artists that family-friendly and even
Christian-friendly movies do best at the box office year in and year
out. MOVIEGUIDE® now offers an online subscription to its magazine
version, at www.movieguide.org.
The magazine, which comes out 25 times a year, contains many
informative articles and reviews that help parents train their children
to be media-wise consumers. MOVIEGUIDE® also regularly broadcasts
several international TV and radio programs hosted by Dr. Baehr. Also,
if you want to train your family to be media-wise, call 1-800-899-6684
in North America to order the book, video or audio version of THE
MEDIA-WISE! FAMILY, Dr. Ted Baehr's latest book. © baehr, 2001
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