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Show us something more complicated’ ” (Schatz 1981: 38). Like Schatz, Will Wright proposes that the popularity of Hollywood film, measured in boxoffice dollars, stands as evidence of viewer demand for just such films and genres (Wright 1975: 12). Wright thus limits his study to films that grossed at least $4,000,000 on initial release. 34 Genre Schatz and Wright, in other words, base their interpretation of Hollywood genres’ social significance on the presumed existence of a feedback loop between audiences and film industries.