Fox Searchlight Pictures
I knew "Dallas Buyers Club" was a film that was about 25 years in the making, but I had no idea how the story originally came to be.
Hollywood has no shortage of examples of films that have been major box office hits, while successfully raising public awareness. With a little willingness to eschew the easy bets and the tired old clichés, the movie industry can unequivocally entertain and educate. Movies like "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", "Norma Rae", and this year's Oscar contender "12 Years a Slave", are prime examples. This year's compelling Oscar contender, "Dallas Buyers Club", continues a conversation that "Philadelphia" started back in 1993.