The Ankler.
Martini Shot
Delusional and Arrogant

Delusional and Arrogant

Hollywood is easy. Politics are hard. But both are stuck playing to the fringe


People in show business think they know everything about politics and winning elections, says Rob Long. But Succession’s 2.9 million finale viewers? Those are Libertarian Party numbers! The point being, the political industry — like Hollywood — now fights on the fringes and in the niches of any given base (a.k.a. the audience). Maybe instead of trying to win the White House with 100,000 votes, candidates (and Hollywood) should just go for the landslide.

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The Ankler.
Martini Shot
When you’re filming a movie or a television show, when it’s the last shot of the day, the first assistant director will call out, “This is the Martini Shot!” I call these stories “Martini Shots” because they’re exactly the kinds of stories we tell — and lessons we learn — after we’ve wrapped for the day. - Rob Long
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