Harvey's Hubris & Hollywood's Halloween House Of Horrors

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Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

The Greeks and Romans had one up on us: their gods and goddesses were not so easy to impersonate. Their gods and goddesses acted at a remove from everyday life, out of reach, except in the popular imagination. Two thousand years later, along comes Hollywood with an industry designed to manufacture gods and goddesses, and churns them out in its “dream factories” like so many floor lamps.

Movies, it turned out, with their close-up shots on the giant silver screen, were a much better vehicle for depicting human mythology than the creaky old stagecraft of the Christian church, with its limp and tedious liturgical hocus-pocus. America went cuckoo for movies in our insatiable drive to comprehend the human condition — or at least to see it represented artistically.

The stereotype of the Hollywood Producer has been vividly established for nearly a hundred years now: a vulgarian alpha male in an expensive suit working the casting couch in his office on the lot. The studios made not a few movies about this entitled, predatory stock character, even back in the day when their rule was absolute. He was as well known as Porky Pig. Harvey Weinstein was the apotheosis of this type.

Source: Ben Garrison

Harvey Weinstein was in the goddess business, the way his ancestors were in the pants business or the pickle business. Women of a certain goddessy type came to him out of the cornfields, the cities, the slums, the backwaters of distant lands, and he transformed them into goddesses for the movie audiences. He was good at it.

For decades, it was as well-known in the movie business, as night follows day, that Harvey often behaved badly among the goddesses he created and trafficked in.

His reputation among the ladies must have been something like a walking-talking roach motel, Hell-in-a-bathrobe, with rat poison on top. Had he the good looks of Errol Flynn, the decorum of James Mason, and the melancholy charm of Humphrey Bogart, he might have gotten away with it forever.

But he had the look of some wild Teutonic forest swine, a monster out of the Maurice Sendak Wild Things gallery, with his oversized head and that unfortunate six-day scruff of beard bristling over his hoggish jowels.

He was a physical specimen of a villain that only his pet director, Quentin Tarantino, might have dreamed up. In body, he was the very essence of a slob. With all that money, you’d think he could have engaged the services of a personal trainer, a cosmetician, perhaps even a plastic surgeon to buff off the rough edges. But, perhaps, unlike everybody else in show business, he was comfortable being himself.

His antics were legend well before the recent official documentation of his evil deeds in The New York Times. It’s something of a wonder and a mystery that, over the years, more manufactured goddesses didn’t run shrieking from his clutches, or lodge a complaint with the proper authorities — but such were the blandishments of stardom, I guess, that they didn’t dare. You’d think a certain code would have been shared generously among the ladies around their pantheon: don’t ever let yourself be alone in a room, or even an elevator, with Harvey. If there was such a meme, it didn’t stick.

Paradoxically, this repulsive character, with his outrageously brutish temper to go along with his boorish approach to seduction, produced many of the truly excellent movies of the last quarter century: The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Pulp Fiction, Il Postino, Flirting With Disaster, Emma, Good Will Hunting, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Chicago, Cold Mountain, Bad Santa, The King’s Speech, The Artist, The Human Stain, Silver Linings Playbook, Finding Neverland, Fruitvale Station, August: Osage County, The Fighter, Lion, and some not yet released. Many of these won awards, including Best Picture, from the film academy that tossed him under the bus last week.

Harvey’s story is an old one: hubris. He was too intoxicated with his own role as goddess-maker to recognize the dangers of fooling around in his own workshop. Especially in these times of all-out gender warfare. The other gnomes, elves, manufactured gods and goddesses in the Hollywood workshop only piled onto him when they thought it was safe (for their careers) to do so, so shame on them and boo-hoo. They’re as gutless as the grifters in congress.

But remember, there’s nothing that Hollywood, and perhaps America itself (if that entity still exists as a stock character), loves better than a redemption tale and a comeback. Harvey might do some jail time. When he comes out, I doubt it will be as a born-again evangelical pastor. But, heck, these days you can make movies on your phone. Don’t be surprised if the old reprobate turns up again in show biz, like the demonic “Michael Myers” in that sturdy old chestnut Halloween.

 

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junction's picture

Harvey Weinstein news in; Las Vegas shooting news out.

Cynicles II's picture

Including now dead and vanished witnesses talking about multiple shooters, including on the ground.

limpinalien69's picture

Who is really to blame? Those stupid women who want to be famous  or joostein?

nmewn's picture

"Well, Bobby De Niro has a lot of explaining to do. De Niro owns several swanky restaurants, one of which is called the Tribeca Grill. Jade Bukowski worked for De Niro at Tribeca Grill from July 2016 to January 2017, and she has now revealed that it was De Niro who was acting as a pimp, providing Harvey Weinstein after-hours access to the Tribeca Grill.

Weinstein used the Tribeca Grill as the place where he would lure young actresses looking to make it big in Hollywood, and once there, he would force them to do sex acts. Of course, De Niro knew, and sometimes he was even present. In an exclusive piece for the  New York Post, Jade Bukowski wrote, “The ritual for his rendezvous was very firm. Champagne, caviar, and an unspoken rule [from De Niro] that Weinstein and his date not be disturbed. The pair would sit close, whispering and touching each other suggestively. After dining, Weinstein and the woman would often disappear for a while, exiting the restaurant through a side door.”

Oh my.

"I was shocked and appalled by these revelations of Harvey Weinstein." - The Wood Sprite of Chappaqua ;-)

nmewn's picture

"These acts cannot be tolerated!" - The Wood Sprite of Chappaqua.

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"This is possible because of Harvey. He is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse." - The Wookie ;-)

nevenbridge's picture

Men spend a big chunk of their life and wealth trying to have sex with hot chicks, it's the man instinct, men are programmed by nature to persue this objective. To control your instinct you need both a strong will and a strong moral\ethic code, you need discipline, not realy traits you can find on the left.

"Left" in my country is called "sinistra", doesnt this word remember you of the english word "sinister" ? Left and sinister are synonyms.

Crush the cube's picture

Or a cop with bad ass night stick and permission to use it.

nevenbridge's picture

you are right if you want to live in a police state but i think that a better society can be built giving youths the right values and teaching them to master themself

Crush the cube's picture

One way or another they were going to get their shooter story in the public's face.

 

Porn industry that rivals and probably surpasses Hollywood in money, but, but, but, no connections there, huh.  Burn these burning man fucks, all of them.  Oh, we'd have to refill most of our elected offices.

Treason Season's picture
"It's not that (Winestein) is "anti-Israel," -- far from it. But because he, like George Soros, like the Clintons and like Mr. & Mr. Obongo, leans toward the Globalist Left -- which Likud Party types see as an impediment to their ultra nationalist expansionism -- Globalist Weinstein got himself on Zionist Satanyahoo's hit list. Jew on Jew -- Zionist Mafia Family vs Globalist Mafia Fanily. It's really high-level greaseball "Kosher Nostra" stuff.

The ongoing Israeli-engineered crack-up of the Demoncrat-Republican't Globalist Establishment, ordered by Satanyahoo and tactically engineered by Israeli asset Steve Bannon, will likely take down more Globalists, of both parties, in the months and years to come, thus benefiting Donald Trumpstein greatly. But the higher purpose isn't just about "making America Great Again" (if it ever was that, at all) -- but rather, making IsraelGreater.

Bottom Line: Jewish brother Weinstein was sacrificed, for Greater Israel. It's not personal, Harvey. It's strictly business."

http://www.tomatobubble.com/harvey_weinstein.html

Oh and fuck the phosphorus throwing Kuntsler

GunnyG's picture

Now THIS is entertainment. Watching the fallout from one perv in Hollywood, leading to another, and another, and the river of bullshit and hypocrisy running on flood from the Liberals!

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Clearly these women are anti-semites.

CheapBastard's picture

He might have been "excessively careless."

But he said he "had no intent" to rape and attack all those women and grope those men over the decades.

Cynicles II's picture

But the extortion was intentional.

Obadiah's picture

Yu know that would be just fantastic.  takes a long time to drain a swamp. one criter at a time.

 

Lucifer is still laughing, waait for his demise.

ipso_facto's picture

'Watching the fallout from one perv in Hollywood, leading to another, and another...'

No.  The amazing thing will to watch that not happen.

jaxville's picture

  I'm not so sure.  I think this will lead to the best stuff yet. That of course is the rampant pedophilia that many in Hollywood have so far dodged the bullet on.

  Already the media has been prepping us for acceptance through advocating for homosexual pedophilia as though it is OK or normal.  A lot of people will soon understand exactly what faggots are all about.  Doubly so for the Hollywood tribalists.

   Keep the popcorn fresh cause the best is yet to come.

booboo's picture

Weak sauce Kunstler and somehow you still managed to trash middle america but of course James is probably Irish...not

Black Warrior Waterdog's picture

Old portly pube-face will be back.

helloimjohnnycat's picture

Ben Garrison....

Righteous cartoonist.

Always right and always right on time.

Dragon HAwk's picture

Could he have gotten Drunk Enough to Touch Hillary?

  Inquiring Minds want to Know.

GunnyG's picture

Nah, he probably spanked it watching Hillary do Humma. 

EX-floor hedger's picture

....the stopry I heard was that Hillary made Harv munch on the bush...NOW...THAT's a mental image to savor...

worbsid's picture

Like Bill Cosby before him, the question is, why now?

Giant Meteor's picture

Things just petered out ...

delmar Jackson's picture

I read the whole article and not one mention of Peak Hubris or any reference to Southerners living in the moron crescent. Are we sure this is from Kuntsler?

Giant Meteor's picture

"But he had the look of some wild Teutonic forest swine, a monster out of the Maurice Sendak Wild Things gallery, with his oversized head and that unfortunate six-day scruff of beard bristling over his hoggish jowels."

Yep, it's Kunsler alright ...

Miss Expectations's picture

Yes:

...the giant silver screen, were a much better vehicle for depicting human mythology than the creaky old stagecraft of the Christian church, with its limp and tedious liturgical hocus-pocus.

HumourMeBlack's picture

Any ideas of the timing of all this?  All this crap could have come out anytime in the last few YEARS, yet why now?

I'd guess there lots of "players" who are saying to themselves, "I'm glad they went after him and not me."  

Or, he must have really pissed someone off.

Or, this could be a limited hang-out to distract from much more sordid things, like pedophilia?

Curiouser and curiouser.......

SummerSausage's picture

The lunatic far left wants total control.  Democrats got rid of moderate "blue dog" democrats.  Now they think anyone to the right of Perez is too moderate.

Singelguy's picture

I am giving credence to the theory that Bannon is behind this. The lefties have been relentless attacking Trump as a sexist and a mysoginist. Now they are preoccupied cleaning the shit out of their own back yard. It should keep them quiet for awhile.

jaxville's picture

  They have been able to bury this in the past with the aid of their brethren in the media and judiciary.  With mainstream media sources loosing credibility people have been turning to alternate sources such as the internet. The machine they created (cultural Marxism) to destroy their enemies is on autopilot.  It is now focusing on them. 

  Now you also know why there is a huge crackdown to ensure only "approved" messages are allowed on the net. It is panic time for them.  Kind of scary what they might do in an attempt to get our minds off this and re-target their machine back onto their enemies.

 

Cracker Pipes's picture

More like Hollywood was an intelligence operation where blackmail was used to get these actors to spout a political agenda and punish those who would not tow the line... 

koan's picture

Hollywood single handedly shamed the entire human race, just imagine a vastly superior race from another World coming upon our transmissions.
Murder, guns galore, rape, sexual perversions, and everything in between.

techpriest's picture

IMO, if we meet aliens they will most likely be Baptists.

You heard the meme here, and you heard it here first: Space Baptists.

SummerSausage's picture

Because their planet ran dry of Holy Water.  Plenty of water, mind you, but they used up the Holy stuff.

Cozy Vanilla Sugar's picture

What you describe is the human condition - Hollywood just reflects and amplifies it. 

FrankDrakman's picture

Not at all. Just like the New York Times decides what to put on the front page, Hollywood decides what to make. Over the last 50 years, I've seen movies go from glorifying the hero to lauding the anti-hero, and TV as well. In the 50's, it was Matt Dillon, Ben Cartwright, and Perry Mason. In the 80's, we started watching ourselves in "thirtysomething" and "Melrose Place". Now, we watch the worst of humanity, like Lena Dunham, parade around and they are presented to us as role models. 

This is a choice that Hollywood and the entire media establishment make. Don't blame humanity that these people choose to display our warts and failings instead of our best and brightest. 

koan's picture

Bullshit, Hollywood creates and drives it.

Cozy Vanilla Sugar's picture

No, humans have been doing that all on their own since humans were humans. 

HominyTwin's picture

That's a lot of faggoty-ass movies to watch, JHK. I've seen maybe two of that list and I if I had missed even those, I am sure nothing about myself would be different. However, if I had watched them all, I would certainly have grown a pair of tits.

Mena Arkansas's picture

Rose McGowan tears into Lisa Bloom claiming the celebrity attorney is a 'snake' who tried to pay her $6 million to say 'Harvey's changed'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4982694/Rose-McGowan-says-Lisa-B...

muh six million, lol

gregga777's picture

That would have made her the most expensive whore in world history.

Miss Expectations's picture

Not even close.  Hillary made billions.

Blazing in BC's picture

That is such a "gassed"ly number

Rubiconsiatista's picture

I could almost guarantee that the majority of males in that industry could easily be labeled with sexual harassment. Most will be quietly panicking. I doubt if any woman can attest to not being the recipient of sexual innuendo etc at one time or another in their lives.

It's sad that a man can't flirt any more to 'catch' a woman without it becoming a matter for the courts. There is far too much PC in the world. No one condones the Harvey sins but please let's not go the other way. I enjoy a harmless compliment or gentlemanly acts and being treated like a lady. I am smart enough to know how to divert unwanted attention. Maybe we need to teach our kids that attraction to the opposite sex is not a crime and how to handle passes and what constitutes harassment rather than calling out every guy who whistles or shows his attraction. Too much of this PC is emasculating men.