Some people have said that FAREWELL TO HOLLYWOOD can be a "very difficult film to watch" - that it's "intense" - "emotionally devastating" - "an ordeal". This is all true. In places it's so fragile you can't bear to watch and you can't bear to look away. I don't think the film is really a film. It's more like pure music to me. I think that it is something that is very personal - to the makers and to each viewer. It is a thing in and unto itself. When a scene becomes intense - people do what people do in life - feel vulnerable - turn away - become uncomfortable - but they all carry on that experience. I think Hollywood generally prefers distance and there is a reluctance to show raw emotion in most movies (with notable exceptions). There are certain gatekeepers in the entertainment world who do not like vulnerability in entertainment. They rely on a distancing strategy that is absent from FTH. The viewer is not given a short-cut around the experience. They are not given an interpretation that allows them to stand above, beyond or outside the experience. They must push through it. They must be involved. They must try to make sense of things that don't necessarily add up. The film isn't set. They must grapple and change their minds and opinions of things as they go along. FAREWELL TO HOLLYWOOD isn't "about" something. It "is" the thing itself.