The Morning Read: The Russo Test, Bogdanovich and Internet Money

By  · Published on August 22nd, 2013

The morning’s best writing from around the movie website-o-sphere.

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“Peter Bogdanovich on Targets’ history and unfortunate continued relevance” – Noel Murray interviews the racon-auteur about Boris Karloff and buying ammo like you’re buying bread. A fantastic read from an open book filmmaker.

“A Ship Capsizes, and a Boy’s Heart Leaps” – Charles Isherwood gets personal for the New York Times describing how The Poseidon Adventure was the first piece of culture that captured his devotion and inspired him to pursue movies with gusto.

“You Know The Bechdel Test: Now Meet The Russo Test For LGBT Movie Characters” – Alyssa Rosenberg over at Think Progress wants us to shake hands with another litmus for representation and then sigh at how few movies pass it.

“YouTube Stars: Our Way Or the Highway” – A profile of goofy internet stars, and a serious shift in how a new generation is taking control of its content creation.

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