The Morning Read: ‘Clue’ As Cult Success, Personal Blockbusters and More

By  · Published on September 3rd, 2013

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“’Something Terrible Has Happened Here’: The Crazy Story of How Clue Went From Forgotten Flop to Cult Triumph” ‐ Don’t be alarmed when this links to Buzzfeed and it’s not a list of pygmy goat GIFs because Adam B. Vary has written a fantastic long-form piece (filled with filmmaker insights) on an unpopular board game-based movie that has secured its beloved classic status.

“This Is the End and the promise of personal blockbusters” ‐ A funny movie that destroys the world gives Scott Tobias at The Dissolve hope for the future.

“Pacific Rim/Elysium and Original Movies” ‐ Paul Sawchuk reframes the question of originality in the studio system when non-adapted status doesn’t always equal quality. [via Reddit]

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