The Daily Pick

Saturday, July 23, 2005

The Blurb Racket

An article called Blurb Racket shows how movie studios take selective quotes from film reviews.
Sample, concerning The Girl in the Cafe:

Oregonian: "An endearing romantic comedy."

Actual line: "This new offering from HBO Films is at its heart a bit of political propaganda wrapped into an endearing romantic comedy that starts losing its laughs when it gets to Reykjavik and decides its teachable moment has arrived."
posted by The Daily Pick at 8:04 AM


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