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Editor’s Note: This paper is released with the Brookings event “The Evolution of Video Streaming and Digital Content Delivery” on May 2, 2014.<p>It is a …

Why It’s Impossible to Re-create a Film Shot by Shot

The parsing on this site by Rachel Arons of Steven Soderbergh’s mashup of the two “Psycho”s—Alfred Hitchcock’s and Gus Van Sant’s—gives rise to questions about the substance of style and the meaning of form that are latent in virtually every movie and explicit in some of the great ones.<p>There’s a …

Best Visual Effects, 1977-2013 Oscar Winners - The Big Picture

The New Politics of Marijuana Legalization

In less than a decade, public opinion has shifted dramatically toward support for the legalization of marijuana. The temptation is to conclude that …

Hollywood and China: Revenue and Responsibility

At a pre-Oscars press lunch the other day, Christopher Dodd, the former Connecticut senator who now heads the Motion Picture Association of America, was positively giddy with news: Hollywood, he said, has fallen hopelessly in love with China. “Chinese box-office receipts grew a staggering …

Why There Is So Much Pro-War Reporting - The Big Picture

5 Reasons that Both Mainstream Media – and Gatekeeper “Alternative” Websites – Are Pro-War<p>Why There Is So Much Pro-War Reporting<p>There are five …