Hatred of Hollywood is presumptuous.



There’s much goodness from Hollywood: Citizen Kane, The Godfather, and No Country for Old Men. There’s George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, and Greta Gerbo.

What Hollywood does better than anyone else is spectacle. Nobody can match it.

Everyone remembers King Kong holding the damsel in one hand, and pummeling airplanes with another. But why is it happening?

King Kong is in love with a damsel. He is willing to battle society’s taboos. He is a beast. He is a brute. But in all ways that he is a king, he is battling a monster more tyrannical: repressed sexuality and good manners.

This is the kind of spectacle Hollywood does better than everyone else.


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