Sunday, October 30, 2016

"A Deep and Sometimes Irrational Zeal--If Not on the Screen, Then Certainly in Its Audience"

"Generating that kind of buzz should theoretically be even easier in the age of social media, but Twitter and Facebook represent such a pell-mell cacophony of voices they thwart any coherent or sustained conversation. Meanwhile, with entertainment consumption in the digital era being such a solitary experience, the days of physically handing a friend a VHS or DVD copy of a beloved movie to watch, like making someone a mixed cassette tape of your favorite songs, is a distant memory."

Josh Rottenberg in the Los Angeles Times worries that "the cult movie is in danger of becoming a thing of the past."

And David Sims at The Atlantic says that comedies are also in danger.

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