For your reading pleasure, here's an interesting and somewhat deep article written by Robert Montgomery for the February 1955 issue of Theater Arts magazine.
If you didn't attach a date to this, I think elements of it could apply easily to today, especially with the comment about the media.
I'll leave the reading to you (PDF, 2.3 MB)
The article also includes behind-the-scenes photos from The Desperate Hours stage play, which the article revolves around.
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