A Stranger On The Red Carpet

Journalist David Carr has spent the last several months covering Hollywood the way a journalist from Japan might cover the U.S. – as a consummate outsider attempting to make sense of a foreign culture. “I’ve been a serious journalist most of my life, and the red carpet reminded me of a national political campaign without the stakes. Juggling an endless array of badges, people wearing headsets and the overall star apparatus, I had a great deal of access, but very little insight.”