Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Hollywood-style irony

Europeans frequently whine about the all-pervasive presence and influence of American popular culture, specially movies. Well, according to this Slate article, it turns out that many Hollywood productions –mostly big budget action flicks—are financed by subsidies and tax breaks handed out by European governments.

How can this be? I’m sure many of the euro intellectuals and artists who habitually bash everything American also benefit from these handouts. Obviously, not biting the hand that feeds you takes precedence over intellectual convictions.