“Because movies are expensive and time-consuming to make, Hollywood is always the last to know, the slowest to respond, and in those years it was at least half a decade behind the other popular arts.”
— Peter Biskind on the ancien regime of Old Hollywood of the late 1960s, near the beginning of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls.
Smash-cut to August, 2010: “Filmmaker James Cameron Backs Out of Global Warming Debate He Organized” — but not before calling his free-market opponents, and therefore the majority of the American people who buy tickets to his movie and fund his carbon-belching lifestyle — “Swine.”
Jim Treacher scripts Cameron’s would-be Assault on Reason in terms that the original moguls of Hollywood could even understand: “James Cameron: Gunslinger.”
Related: Kyle Smith spots another Modern Hollywood Directing Legend Thinking Deep Environmental Thoughts.
Shhhh — nobody tell Cameron.