John McCain told a great story once about how much military relied on films and Hollywood to connect to the locals before training them by their connection to films and television.
Go ahead and deride Hollywood all you want but there is a reason that people all over the world can talk about Superman, Wonder Woman, Elliott’s tears in ET, Atticus Finch, are afraid of Jason, understand the nobility of heroes, the complexity of pain and love we share… The bridge that is empathy and immersion.
Tyne Daly told me at Sundance one afternoon as we were walking “Storytelling is noble. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.” – at Amtrak Downeaster – Portland To Boston
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