Especially applicable to movies
. Many people assume that popular
movies cannot be good, because somehow they have been cheapened by all the constraints of Hollywood
production. In their minds, only the small/independent films
can have content that is of value.
I've reconciled this notion with the theory that popular movies can 'summon
' already existing content. For example, American Beauty
was based around rolling with the punches and not getting so worked up over everything. That's a philosophy
that has always existed, the movie just brought attention to it. Just because American Beauty won the Oscar
doesn't make a loose life style any less valid.