Film flam.

Time Magazine ran a story on the escalating best viagra treat 9171, viagra 1720100-1,00.html”>trend of movies that elevate enlightenment above entertainment:

“More and more, Hollywood is betting on its powers of social engineering. Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Charlize Theron have taken pay cuts and strolled red carpets for features that further humanitarian or political agendas.”  

They call it filmanthropy. I don’t know why they bothered inventing a name for it. There’s already a perfectly good word for the practice of making a film in the service of fanaticism. It’s called propaganda.

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