In an early Manhattan scene Woody Allen‘s character, Isaac, asks his friends if they possess real courage. He says something like “if you were walking along a bridge and you saw someone drowning in the river, would you jump in after them and bring them to shore?” I’m asking myself a similar thing after watching this video of peak moments from the Kiev/Ukraine revolution. I’m wondering how many cozy, comfortable denizens of the Los Angeles film industry would have the balls to engage with hostile armed troops in a scenario like this? How many Hollywood Elsewhere regulars would be man enough? I’d like to think of myself as brave but I’m not so sure. I’ve taken part in demonstrations that included beatings and tear gas canisters, and I’m telling you that the impulse to run like hell and save yourself from harm is very powerful.