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The closing discussion made me want to get back into the saddle.  When I left the military, the last thing I wanted was to be reminded of war and human conflict.  I wanted and needed entertainment - escapism.  Now, years later, I am more like the average spoilt Westerner who can take a more detached view of suffering and see it as another type of entertainment.

But there are issues that are not easily dealt with - if we start making 'meaningful' films and fewer 'feel-good' films, who pays for them?  Studios know that gritty urban dramas do not do well (to put it mildly!)  

Somebody said to me that we could work for points - well, that only goes so far.  One needs money coming in for such luxuries as food!

But this and the Zwick discussion are to be strongly recommended!  Thanks again!

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