They often make movies about other people, not themselves.
Woody Allen is one of the few who attempted to try to probe their experience in NY, LES, that whole world, media, finance, etc.
Often you can tell. Like in Fargo--- or all those Coen Bros. movies. There is a total distance from things, a lack of empathy, a "culture of critique," no love of the people can be felt in the product. Often it seems to boil down to how stupid the people are, how "funky."
But this is really a projection onto them of the Jewish sense of "outsiderness," imo. Not how the people are, but the "outsider" the "funk" they feel when looking at the gentile world.
One of the most hated things is HAPPY Protestants, lol. Like, in Fargo, they have closeups, from what I recall, with these Germanic looking grinning happy people.
I was struck by that in the past. How, when cutting people down, it will be about hOW HAPPY they are. Saying with a sneer, "they're always grinning, and doing yard work, or..." whatever.
Young people often don't know what to make of it. They think being happy should be a good thing (not a reason to hate people).