REFLECTIONS: These Three United States

Millions of people, from the Kreuz-Kino in Vienna to the Nya Bio in Reykjavik, know the U.S. only as it is reflected in U.S. movies. Last week, two articulate moviegoers reported how that reflection looked to them.

Enter Something Wilson. In the New York Times Magazine, British Journalist C. (for Carolyn) A. Lejeune brilliantly caricatured Hollywood's version of the Great Dreamland:

"The United States of America is a cozy little country consisting of three small states, California, Kentucky and Texas. . . . There used to be another state called Georgia, but that was away back in history...

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