RADICAL CHIC AND MAO-MAOING THE MAO PRINT: Thanks to the Brothers Judd and InstaPundit for linking to my piece (below) on Francis Ford Coppola and Chairman Mao. (Be sure to check out the Brothers Judd post–they have a link to an audio interview with Walter Murch).
For more recent Hollywood idiotarian action, check out today’s Bleat by James Lileks.
UPDATE: I should have included The Money Line from Lileks’ Bleat about Scorsese, which InstaPundit highlighted. It perfectly sums Coppola and Mao as well:
Maybe directors like dictators because they understand the desire to have final cut.
At least Kubrick had the good sense to admire a more historical dictator, who had less technology available to slaughter people with.