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Almost every Hollywood movie ad includes a few endorsements attributed to one or more film critics – a process often requiring as much imagination, and editing, as the movie itself. A few years back, Bob took a closer look at the phenomenon of movie blurbs, and filed this report.
Friday, August 11, 2006
This summer, Hollywood is offering us close-ups of a variety of American workplaces, ranging from the silly to the sadistic. Tinseltown has always had a weird perspective on real life, which for most of us consists in large part of work life. WNYC’s Sara Fishko reflects on the daily grind ...
Friday, August 04, 2006
Watching the new DVD release of All the President’s Men recently, Brooke came upon a bombshell, buried in one of the DVD’s commentary tracks. It concerns the unlikely genesis of what has become the prevailing symbol of all that is fine in American journalism.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Say you’re a movie buff, eager to digest the latest Hollywood offering, but find some of the more lurid aspects of today’s films tough to stomach. Until recently, Ray Lines would have been your man – he founded Clean Flicks, a company that re-edits L.A.’s latest, filth-free. The Directors Guild ...
Friday, July 07, 2006
The Juarez murders have inspired songs, plays, and telenovelas, and now, feature films. In two movies scheduled for release later this year, Minnie Driver and J-Lo play journalists on the trail of the killers. You might think the attention would be welcome. But Diana Washington Valdez, who covered the story ...
Friday, August 26, 2005
Is there a statute of limitations for not revealing movie plot twists? When can a surprise ending finally become part of pop culture conversation? In response to listener letters about our Million Dollar Baby giveaway and last week's attempt at an explanation, Brooke poses the questions to New York Daily ...
Friday, July 22, 2005
At the same time that events on the battlefields of WWII were being documented by newspapers and radio, Hollywood was re-framing the wartime sentiments of the homefront. In his memoir, Good Morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip, film critic Richard Schickel examined the myths that wartime America built for itself on ...
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