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Hollywood and politics have always shared a strange love affair especially when it comes to liberalism as Hollywood is as famous for its films as it is for its outspoken left wing artists. The town also has had an unfortunate history with what is perceived as right wing politics (the blacklist from the McCarthy era) and now conservative leaning actors and artists either remain silent or choose to keep their values away from their films.

But, does that mean the films we see from Hollywood are influenced by left wing values? Usually no. However, any art will be influenced, however minor-ly, by an artist’s own ideals and views on the world. This may mean that politics organically can work their way into a film or an artist can throw story to the wind and just put an agenda forth.  So, at times, some films have been more heavily influenced »

- Zachary Leeman

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