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Do Movies Have A Future?

In this week’s New Yorker, David Denby has written a very long and very revelatory article about the nature of the movie business and the way is is likely to change as a result of the Internet. Twenty years ago in Insight, I wrote the worst article of my life (and that’s saying a lot–in 27 years of published pieces, a lot of duds have come from my pen) about Denby and a piece he wrote for New York magazine about the declining quality of American movies. He was right and I was very wrong, and I’m glad to have this chance to correct the record and congratulate Denby for this one. 

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