The Jesus bobblehead.
It’s easy to offend people. People get uncomfortable, for instance, when the main character in a movie is not sympathetic in a Hollywood formula way. Our movies are loaded with things that aren’t to everyone’s taste. On the other hand, there’s a scene in [O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)] where a frog gets squished that everyone seems to like. It’s all right to do the frog squishing.
“The movie people let us play in the corner of the sandbox and leave us alone. We’re happy here.”
I hate when people cry in movies. It’s particularly disconcerting when you’re sitting at a really awful movie and you hear people all around you sobbing and blowing their noses.
Burn After Reading animation.
Cormac McCarthy and the Coen brothers.