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Hollywood is the land of fame and fortune Tinsletown as Hollywood is often referred to is usually portrayed in the media as a make-believe land of fame fortune and happiness This myth that Hollywood has spawned since the explosion of the entertainment industry in the early nineteenth century has led many to the promised land of Southern California It is true that there are a few fortunate people that actually do make it to Hollywoods elite society but what many of them encounter is a world of deceit manipulation and crime There is a movie that illustrates the darker side of Hollywood Magnolia directed by Paul Thomas Anderson is a film that breaks the myth of Hollywood and shows some of the realities that many encounter in the industry Magnolia directed by Anderson is an excellent film about the colder side of Hollywood In this film the visible wealth of fame fortune and happiness are replaced with drugs dysfunctionalism and deceit There are three characters that standout in this film Claudia Melora Walters Donnie Smith William H Macy and Earl Partridge Jason Robards defy the myth of Hollywood with stories of drug addiction crime and deceit The complete opposite of what many come to Hollywood for One of the characters in the movie Claudia is an abusive cocaine addict What is shown on the surface of her character is that typical of a drug addict As the movie progresses the audience finds out what really is behind the addiction She is the daughter of a famous game show host who was raised in the Hollywood lifestyle Later it is revealed that she was sexually molested by her famous father during her childhood Dysfunctional activities such as sexual molestation do not come into your mind when you think about someone famous or their child It makes you wonder why would someone who seemingly has everything
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