November 27, 2001
In a USA Today
article discussing the success of war movies after the September 11 attacks, Hamilton College Professor of Anthropology Douglas Raybeck was consulted. Raybeck predicts "Movies that reflect heroism and striving for a good cause, like Saving Private Ryan
, will do very nicely." Raybeck goes on to suggest, "Movies with ambiguity, moral and otherwise, will not do nearly as well." On the whole, Raybeck feels that "Downers won't do well. People want to feel good." More ...