Thursday, February 15, 2007

Munich, Contrarianism, and Effective Arguments

Later this month (February 16-18) Jim Emerson (Scanners Blog) will be sponsoring a Contrarianism Blog-A-Thon. Among the questions Emerson asked film writers to explore: what makes a good contrarian argument? I like this question for many reasons, not the least of which is that I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how reputation, marketing, and popularity affect our reception of commercial art and entertainment.

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