After watching an interview with Quentin Tarantino, where the questioner wanted to hear the director’s views on the relationship between film and real violence I felt as though I was listening to a CEO of a cigarette company giving testimony on the relationship between tobacco, addiction and lung cancer.
It reminded me of the hearing in Washington, where one such executive attempted to dodge blatant cause and effect by likening cigarettes and Twinkies.
How is it Hollywood types are so quick to cast judgment on society’s ills, but they are so sensitive when it comes to attempting to observe some of their own issues?
Why is it OK to accept an Oscar, but not field questions on what the import of a given film might actually be?
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