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The section that I have chosen to analyze from the book Hollywood vs America is The Attack on Religion In this part of the book Michael Medved discusses the shift in attitude Hollywood has made toward religion from acceptable to contemptible He takes a look at the messages being sent in films music and television in the last 15 to 20 years and analyzes their effects In general Hollywood depicts religion in an unfavorable manner according to Medved Moreover Medved also argues that not only has Hollywood taken a hostile stance toward religion but it has paid the price literally for doing so All of Medveds arguments are well supported and documented making them seemingly futile to argue against Yet Hollywood which includes films music and television continues to disregard the obvious facts that Medved has revealed In the first chapter of this section A Declaration of War Medved discusses the facts surrounding the protest which took place on August 11 1988 in opposition to the release of the motion picture The Last Temptation of Christ MCAUniversal which funded the Martin Scorsese film called the protesters a know-nothing wacky pack 38 However as Medved points out the protest was the largest protest ever mounted against the release of a motion picture 37 and included such groups as the National Council of Catholic Bishops the Southern Baptist Convention twenty members of the US House of Representatives and prominent figures such as Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Ken Wales former vice president at Disney studios Even with such strong opposition from these respected groups and people the studio refused to listen and stood behind its First Amendment rights MCAUniversal was even supported by the Motion Picture Association of America which stated that The MPAA support MCAUniversal in its absolute right to offer to the people whatever movie it chooses 41 However Medved rebukes this statement arguing that absolute
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