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Are movies speeding up and dumbing down?

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Are today’s movies creating a generation of movie goers who won’t have the patience for a complicated story or a lot of atmosphere? In his book Do the Movies Have a Future? film critic David Denby suggests that movies that rely on swift cuts, explosions, crashes, and an emphasis on spectacle rather than emotional engagement are shaping the futu MORE >
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The View from the Box Office Window

Lynn and Blake in the Clyde box office
Apparently it’s time to start blogging from The Clyde—at least according to the social-media experts. While Blake spends his time in a windowless, metal-lined projection booth, my own seat is a stool in the box office with a terrific view of First Street and Saratoga Passage.... MORE >
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Dressing from the Lost and Found

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I’m very fond of our more absent-minded patrons. Especially the ones from out of town. Over the years (40 so far), I’ve never had to buy an umbrella. Last year was the first time I actually bought sunglasses. I have lots of scarves and several nice hats. If I only had one arm, I would have the world’s best glove/mitten wardrobe.... MORE >