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“Go Inside a Hollywood Studio Movie Marketer’s Playbook” — Shadow and Act finds an insider reason for chipping away at idealism. Bring on the four quadrant stereotypes!
“Almost Everything in Dr. Strangelove is True” — Speaking of pure terror, The New Yorker digs into the Eisenhower administration to get uncomfortably close to satire (and a giant pie fight).
“The Romantic Comedy is Dying, But Cinematic Romance is Thriving” — Alexander Huls at The Atlantic argues that heartbreak has saved love (and he’s dead right).
“Charlie Chaplin and the Tramp: the birth of a hero” — The Guardian celebrates a century of a funny little man with a cane.