Friday, December 02, 2005

Popcorn Panel

Today, in the Post (and free online), chief movie critic Chris Knight, Fametracker's Tara Ariano and I debate Syriana. In it, I dredge up my old argument about political art: "I just don't believe that making fictional movies is an effective way to create social change -- and certainly not an efficient one. I often think of all the filmmakers who made anti-Bush movies in the lead-up to the 2004 election; if they had spent even one-tenth of that time and energy knocking on doors in Pennsylvania instead of preaching to the art-house converted (I'm looking at you, John Sayles), the United States would now have a different president."

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