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Is Jack Nicholson Right?

February 21, 2022

Jack Nicholson told The Sydney Morning Herald —

“The movie business is the greatest business but I only want to do films that move people, films about emotions and people.

“I had the most chilling thought that maybe people in their twenties and thirties don’t actually want to be moved anymore.

“They may want just to see more bombs, more explosions, because that is what they have grown up with.”

— That was like nine years ago. Lots has happened since then.

Has Jack been proven right?

Before you answer, also for your consideration —

A generation goes, and a generation comes,
but the earth remains forever.

The sun rises, and the sun goes down,
and hastens to the place where it rises.

The wind blows to the south
and goes around to the north;
around and around goes the wind,
and on its circuits the wind returns.

All streams run to the sea,
but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
there they flow again.

All things are full of weariness;
a man cannot utter it;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
nor the ear filled with hearing.

What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there a thing of which it is said,
“See, this is new”?
It has been already
in the ages before us.

There is no remembrance of former things,
nor will there be any remembrance
of later things yet to be among those who come after.

 Ecclesiastes  1:4-11

— I’d love to hear from you about any of this, any time, in any of our usual ways.

And I look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow.

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