I have often argued in my blogs that movies are totally ineffective and meaningless in the real world. That may explain why actors are so adamant about expressing their political opinions and filmmakers are so determined to make films that offend their audiences.
I have new proof of my simple hypothesis.
A friend of mine is the lead person in a documentary about the 2008 financial crash. The film explained how he anticipated the crash and the reasons for the crash and the warnings he gave to the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
You would expect that such a person in the years after the financial crash changed so many lives and had such dramatic impact on the world, would be widely sought after as a speaker and lecturer on the 2008 crash.
He is a friend of mine and I know what he does. You would be wrong. He has not been invited to give a single talk or classroom conversation as a result of this very widely seen and publicize documentary.
I reiterate my simple hypothesis: films have no impact on the world.