“It’s the job of artists and storytellers to anticipate the future and either spot trends or spot things that ought to be happening. It’s not surprising that these things happen in fiction before they do in real life.” That was in a story, quoting 24 creator Robert Cochran, about how Hollywood anticipated our election of a Black President.
I have been wondering since a friend wrote to me that he thought perhaps this blog was a little too "high brow," which I interpret to mean too literary, that perhaps he is right. Then again, maybe not. I loved this quote that I just read on a blog called The Root (http://www.theroot.com/views/hollywood-s-leading-man?auto=true) :
James Joyce's novel, considered the 3rd best novel--his Ulysses was 1st-- in the English language by the Modern Library Board, had the most profound effect on me, as a young man, almost as much as The Outsider did.
Hold that thought.