Beowulf Revival: There’s something strange about a 3D version of a 1,300-year-old story coming out during a writers’ strike. We can’t figure out what, exactly, but there’s something.
Fighting Words: Columnist Patrick Goldstein has a sharp rebuke for the execs on the other end of the WGA Strike:
If the studios really believe they can’t share a sliver of profits with the people who create what they sell, they’ll be the losers. If you don’t believe in the future, you shouldn’t be in show business.
Old Story: If Michael Cieply’s Google Alerts is going bonkers it’s because this guy, was once this guy. How’s that for institutional knowledge? Aside for giving a NYT reporter props, though, we can’t figure out why the LAT put all the 1988 strike stories on line. Is someone in New Media sleeping with a film doctoral student?