Slouching Toward Bethlehem - Part 2, Personals: I Can't Get That Monster Out of My Mind Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Personals: I Can't Get That Monster Out of My Mind Summary and Analysis

Didion watches a movie in which a monster steals a child in order to befriend it, and the mother tells her brother that she cannot get the monster out of her mind. Didion thinks about this line whenever she thinks about Hollywood. Didion thinks that Hollywood has been taken over by a monster that has taken away all its originality. She reflects with some nostalgia on the days when Hollywood was a place where movies were made, not the monster that killed all the great studios and movies from years past. Now Didion feels that Hollywood has no clear voices, no originality. Didion feels that the system that runs Hollywood has such a tight reign on its directors that they no...

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