TOO MANY WRITERS today confuse difficulty with complexity. They're not the same. A story, novel, or poem can be simple and readable in style, yet enormously deep and complex at the same time.
An example of this is Scott Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald presents a compelling storyline filled with pop motifs (the mysterious hero) within a complex narrative framework. Despite its simplicity, the presentation allows for the use of symbols and allusions toward greater meaning.
I've been discussing the art of movies at my premium blog, (www.happyamericaliterature.blogspot.com)
It's not an accident that two children's movies, "Wizard of Oz" and "Lili," have great reach into the subconscious. As do many superficially simple Westerns.