Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel.
In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological -- resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.
The problem... is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not.
I avoided nudity unless a film couldn't be told without those scenes.
If you look at my films, few of them have that element, yet nudity and male fantasies have become emblematic of my work.
Every state's emblematic propaganda is worshiped by the consumer-citizen as a super-logo, a brand Juggernaut.