HOW TELEVISION AND MOVIES FILL THE EMPTY SPACES IN OUR LIVES. Jeffry Katzenberg (founder of Dreamworks) had an interview in the same Wall Street Journal (November 3) that Cameron did, and he also changed the angle from which I look at things. I think of entertainment as an addition; Katzenberg thinks in terms of the voids that need entertainment to fill. He says that television back in the 50’s and 60’s “filled these tremendous spaces that people had…in their lives—for instance, after dinner time, at night and on the weekend.” He thinks that portable devices will enable us to fill the little gaps that remain with the big gaps having been filled—the gaps when you are waiting in line.
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