Thursday 12 October 2017

Harvey Weinstein: A Retrospective..................from Dan Friedman

Before Hollywood could invent moving pictures, klieg lights, "talkies," zooms lenses, director's chairs, technicolor or the Oscar, they had to invent the casting couch first. This innovation proved so successful it quickly became the centerpiece in every producer’s office and a fixture at every studio. Legend has it there were twice as many casting couches as producers back in the day. Every nubile blond stepping out of a shower and onto a bus for Hollywood Blvd. knew the script by heart. Many understood it was the most important “audition” they would ever have in their career - if they were to have a career at all. And truth be told, many of the girls loved the part, and couldn't get enough!
So why the big deal about Harvey Weinstein? Alas, poor Harvey was born too late to fit into the romantic mold of classic skirt chasers like Charlie Chaplin, Roberto Rossellini, Howard Hughes, D.W. Griffith and other pioneers of the settee. Let's face it, Harvey had the misfortune of coming up in the 60s and 70s, the dawning of the Age of Aquarius and vengeful feminism. So instead of being revered with a wink and a nod, Harvey has fallen victim to that other great Hollywood creation: epic liberal hypocrisy.

1 comment:

Freddo said...

Couldnt have happened to a nicer person.