I’d never heard of Phillip Anschutz. As the Atlantic explains (subscriber-only link), he’s the socially committed tycoon who's putting some of his cash into movie projects including the adaptation of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe". Sounds like he's on a Capra-like mission to reinvent the film industry:
It is of utmost importance for a business to try and figure out a way to make goods and products that people actually want to buy … I don't think Hollywood understands this very well, because they keep making the same old movies … despite the fact that so many Americans are tired of seeing them.
Ross Douthat, who wrote the piece, reflects on big and small screen culture wars here.
(Via The American Scene)
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