Hollywood Out of Touch?
It cracks me up when people say that Hollywood is out of touch with America. No one elected Hollywood. Hollywood doesn't make policy. Washington being out of touch is a problem. But Hollywood? Tinsel town? These are filmmakers. The ones who are really passionate about the craft are the dreamers, so of course they're a little out of touch with everyone else. Why is that a problem? No one ever says "Today's poets are just out of touch the country," or "The sculptors are completely out of touch with America." And the filmmakers who are just in it for the money, well, they run all kinds of focus groups to find out what people will pay to see. So they're very in touch. It's a strange phenomenon the way some people feel like the entire film industry has some kind of obligation to take a national poll and use the results as a guide for what kind of movies to make, as if such a poll were even possible.