Dissent Of The Day II

A reader writes:

The failure of the Darwin movie in the US isn't about the American right. If a distributor thought it would sell, he'd pick it up in a second - Michael Moore films do quite well, and they drive the right bananas; and Bill Maher's got his movie distributed even though it was a direct attack on the religious right. No, this is about the fact that distributors know that nobody in the US will pay to watch a movie about a 19th century scientist. Just think of the trailers: a slow stuffy Merchant/Ivory-style drama, but instead of buxom corruptible Victorian chicks, it will be about science (woohoo!).