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Yes, But Those Are Movies

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It’s one of those cliche observations about Hollywood: people here confuse movies with reality and are out of touch with the real world. Today, Marketwatch.com columnist Jon Friedman profiles NYT Hollywood correspondent Sharon Waxman. Here’s Friedman’s idea of local color:

The town can seem like the ego-bashing, backbiting, trash-talking capital of the world. Think “The Player,” in which a studio boss kills a writer with his bare hands, or “Swimming with Sharks,” where a studio executive’s assistant gets revenge on his boss-from-hell by breaking into his mansion, holding him hostage at gunpoint and torturing him.

And don’t forget, Los Angeles is also a futuristic dystopia populated by androids who want to be treated like humans. Or maybe Friedman didn’t rent ‘Blade Runner’ when he was doing background research for the piece.

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