The Morning Read: Netflix’s Math, The 4% Problem and The New Superman

By  · Published on January 6th, 2014

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“How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood” – Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic thoroughly explores a formula that explains why we crave Antique Animated Thrillers By 36-Year-Old Auteurs so often.

“Hollywood’s 4 percent problem” – It’s great to note the push female filmmakers have made, but Monika Bartyzel at The Week throws cold water on a premature party. Guess what 4% represents.

“ThinkFilm a Short-Lived but Wily Distributor, Still Influences Industry” – The group that brought us Half Nelson and Taxi to the Dark Side lives on in its alumnae. Michael Cieply at The New York Times profiles.

“Thor is the New Superman” – With an emphasis on realism, Clark Kent just had his identity pulled out from under him. Steve Murray at the National Post makes a powerful argument for the switcheroo.

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