Roger has some good linkage relating to the Hollywood writers’ strike. SamuraiFrog also has some pithy observations, mostly relating to Michael Eisner, who said something dumb.
Obviously, I support the strike, for whatever that’s worth. (I imagine all those picketing writers suddenly letting loose a whoop and holler of delight upon learning that some blogger from Buffalo who gets about 300 hits a day is on their side.) Once you’ve read William Goldman’s books Adventures in the Screen Trade and Which Lie Did I Tell?, you quickly realize that Hollywood management is largely comprised of people who would steal the coins from a dead man’s eyes. So yeah, a pox on their house.
Pay your writers, guys. They’re why your actors have stuff to say when the camera’s pointing at them.