Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Review

Thursday, February 24, 2011

An Example of Craft

Susan Boyle: multicamera

Horace Newcomb on the "craft" of it

Hitler Reviews the iPad

He doesn't like it.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Social Tools Boost Network Shows

Today's Buzz 

  • Turn on, tune in and start tweeting
    Television networks are using social tools to drum up buzz around upcoming shows and are designing social content intended to run parallel to on-air programs. A few early experiments suggest social campaigns can provide a ratings boost, and social chatter can encourage people to stay tuned for the duration of a show. "The water-cooler effect makes big shows even bigger ... and gives small shows a new way to stand out," Brian Stelter writes. The New York Times (free registration) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby, You're the Greatest

Wasn't all pow.

What Johnny Carson - Jay Leno with Wit, Jimmy Kimmel with Class - Would Have Labeled Weird Wild Stuff

Interactive tv in the sense that "you plot it." Kind of.

Bar Karma.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Here's Quite an Interesting Class about TV as Art

Smart TV: Television as Art and Literature

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Some Ratings Links

USA Today

Nielsen freebie

Hollywood Reporter ratings page

Renew/Cancellation odds

Last year's series ratings

It's Always Sunny... Ratings Info

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Honeymooners

A classic episode.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Groupon Win? Why They Knew Exactly What They Were Doing With The “Tibet” Ad

Groupon Win? Why They Knew Exactly What They Were Doing With The “Tibet” Ad

Thursday, February 10, 2011

With Gratitude We Borrow from Wikipedia

Cover of "Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special ...Cover of Citizen Kane (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Polls of critics and filmmakers

  • Every decade, the British film monthly Sight & Sound asks an international group of film professionals to vote for their greatest film of all time. The Sight & Sound accolade has come to be regarded as one of the most important of the "greatest ever film" lists. Roger Ebert described it as "by far the most respected of the countless polls of great movies--the only one most serious movie people take seriously."[1] The first poll, in 1952, was topped by Bicycle Thieves (1948).[2]
  • Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941) has been voted number one in each of the last five Sight & Sound polls. A separate poll of established film directors, held for the first time in 1992, has also placed Citizen Kane at the top.[2] The film was selected as number one in a Village Voice and in a Time Out critics' poll. It was listed as the greatest American film by the American Film Institute in both the first (1998) and second (2007) versions of its 100 Years... 100 Movies list.
  • The Searchers (1956) is the film most often mentioned in a poll of the favorite films of directors by German language Steadycam magazine in 1995.[3]
  • Tokyo Story (1953) by Yasujirō Ozu topped a critics' poll conducted by Asian film magazine Cinemaya in 1998. It was followed by Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali (1955) and Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu (1953) tied at second place.[4]
  • La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game) (1939) by director Jean Renoir was named the greatest film by the French film magazine Positif in 1991.[5] It also holds the second slot in the Village Voice poll,[6] and is one of only two movies to have appeared in every one of the Sight & Sound polls.[citation needed]

Not the real Harry Knowles.

The real Harry Knowles.

His website.

Quote whores.

Formula One: The Guy Gets the Girl

Joseph Cotten as writer Holly Martins (left) a...Image via WikipediaReally?

Meet cute in eight seconds.

Make way for the adults.

Not to mention plastics.

Can You Review TV Commercials?

Thank you, USA Today.

Have you heard about ADPLAN?

The Northwestern blog itself.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Many Many Reviews of Super Bowl Halftime

A definite case of Twilight's Last Reaming.

"Regarding the music ... was being three-sheets-to-the-wind drunk a requirement to enjoy this Super Bowl halftime show?" wrote the Los Angeles Times' Christie D'Zurilla. "Are the folks who said it's still cool to like the Black Eyed Peas eating their words? Do you sympathize with the not-an-old-fart-at-all editor who sent me a frantic note about that 'horrific caterwauling by Fergie,' proclaiming her ears had been violated?"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Something to Review

And a link to the editing video.