Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Relating to the world on behalf of Hollywood

Big Hollywood stars need a liaison for the real world. This is the conclusion I came to when watching America's Sweethearts. Some people rise so far above the day-to-day world (where the rest of us live) that they need someone else to translate between the their world and the ground-level reality. I suppose the same thing happens to a lesser extent with the heads of companies. It's a weird feeling. It's like they're aliens now, and the world of closed shops, bills and traffic is foreign territory. Instead they've got personal service with a smile wherever they go, helicopters and a fairy godmother that grants wishes. They speak a different language.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - Such a life is clearly troubled, though.
PPS - It's just troubled in different and alien ways to the real world.


littlemissrandom said...

Troubled in a way that every day people need a translator to understand how such a life could be troubled, really.

John said...

Dang it, now why didn't I think of saying that? That's the flip side of the whole argument.

littlemissrandom said...

Indeed. I guess that's just the way I roll.