I thought it was quite fitting that the Oscar Ceremony last night used a backdrop of antique typewriters when they awarded the best screenplay awards. I remember, in the fifties and sixties, when authors were looked up to as celebrities. They were on talk shows, and people followed what they did, and what they wrote. I don’t think that is the case any more. Not that I’m saying the art of acting isn’t difficult. It just seems that acting and movie making have taken on epic proportions, while authors have taken a backseat. Oh yes, we still have popular writers, but they seem to be more in the “pop” culture category, not great literature. And some of the most popular writers churn out multiple books a year. It’s more of a business than an art.