Have movies become increasingly out of touch with mainstream America?
LOS ANGELES ‚ÄĒ Conservatives who see an imbalance between the left and right in Hollywood believe that movies have become increasingly out of touch with mainstream America.
"The scripts get written by people who are extreme left-wingers, by and large, who have very negative values about business, very negative values about the military [and] very negative values about religion," said actor and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein (search).
But Lionel Chetwynd (search), who wrote the TV movie "Ike: Countdown to D-Day," says scripts don't get chosen for their political point of view.
"Hollywood's concern when it comes to deciding what films will be made and what films won't be made usually has very little to do with the political content of the film. It has to do with whether or not it will make money. And that has to do with whether it will attract a particular star, a particular director.