The Morning Read: Smashing Cell Phone Use, Wino Filmmaking and Little Festival Finds

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The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

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“Criticwire Survey: How Would You Solve the Problem of People Texting in Movie Theaters?” – Sam Adams at Indiewire asks the question, and film critics provide the answer (hammer optional).

“Francis Ford Coppola takes the same approach to wine and film” – Step on them until they bleed! Noel Murray at The Dissolve makes the parallel.

“Toronto: Just Too Big” – Wendy Mitchell at Screen Daily laments a giant festival drowning out the noise smaller films can make.

“Should We Be Converting Classic Movies into 3D?” – Instead of accepting it as the new normal, Jacob Hall at asks an important question about preserving legacies against the potential to see old movies how they were (almost) meant to be seen.

“Breaking Bad and the necessity of an unhappy ending” – The Bitter Script Reader uses Heisenberg to explain why some happy endings feel like a sudden, creative wrong turn.

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