The Split Screen on Oscar Movies

… As is often noted in Washington, the film business is more than just another widget-producing industry; it is a key player in making and defining American culture – and politics.

Directly and indirectly, Hollywood and the film industry are very much a part of the nation’s political divide, and the numbers show the differences run deep. They color everything from how often people go the movies, to the films they see, to the options available at the local moviehouse. When you add all of that together you get different ideas of what a night out at the movies entails in Red and Blue communities. [cont.]

Dante Chinni, Wall Street Journal