Harvey Weinstein, producer of movies like Kill Bill and the upcoming Django Unchained taking the shootings in Aurora, Colorado as a reason to call for a summit of filmmakers, producers, and other Hollywood pezzonovante to discuss what to do about violence in movies. Making sure to pepper his plea with lots of self-serving statements about how sensitive he is.
Dear Harvey, I would ask you to not take this personally, but since it is a personal jab I will say take this extremely personally:
The psycho douchebag in Aurora wasn't driven to do what he did by any movie violence. He was driven to do it by whatever moral/mental malfunction is currently going on in his head. Whether it's a lesion, a tumor, a chemical imbalance, or a parasitic alien worm it wasn't put there by movie violence.
I even doubt the shooter's claims that he was deluded into thinking he was the Joker. If he really was that sort of delusional he would have dyed his hair Joker green and not Ronald Mcdonald orange. I'm pretty sure even psycho comics fans are just as big nit-pickers as the normal comics fans.
So why is Harvey Weinstein doing this?
Well, we're pretty sure he's not actually going to do anything for real. He's made a lot of money off of violent movies, and I don't see him stopping anytime soon, and I don't really see anyone else joining in on this summit, because everyone besides Weinstein's publicist knows that it's a pointless empty gesture.
The only reason I can see is some vain attempt to look like he's doing something that makes him look like a sensitive soul, as well as more important and influential than he actually is.
So please shut up about any inane pointless summits, I can smell the hypocrisy all the way over here.