Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Hollywood Blues

Why are Hollywood’s box office receipts down this year? Two bloggers have thoughts: Tammy Bruce and Vodkapundit.

The best new movie I’ve seen this year is Batman Begins. Yes, it is a comic book movie, but one with unusually good writing instead of just mindless special effects. The story is really good. At one point when Bruce Wayne pretends to be a worthless playboy, I was reminded of Francisco in Atlas Shrugged.

Interesting note -- one of the commenters on Tammy Bruce’s site mentions romantic realism. You see more mentions of ideas from Ayn Rand’s books than you did 20 years ago. The influence of her ideas is spreading. No question about that.

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