“If a script isn’t new or daring in some way…subject matter, plot turns…if it doesn’t push the envelope nobody wants to make it because they’re afraid everyone’ll be bored because they’ve seen it before. But once they greenlight an envelope- pusher they always get nervous because they start worrying that Middle American popcorn-munchers won’t want to see it.” — Seasoned producer to Hollywood Elsewhere columnist during a cell phone conversation last night (3.14) around 10:10 pm after a screening of Spike Lee’s Inside Man (which isn’t, by the way, a daring envelope pusher but is satisfyingly nervy and different as far as Manhattan bank-robbery movies go, and is a lock to appeal to Middle Americans everywhere).