Ed Driscoll

A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Blow

In Slate, Tom Shone writes, “Please Stop Blowing My Mind — Blockbusters have become way too intellectual.”

When there’s a spate of big budget films that can legitimately be called the equal of such past middlebrow films as…

  • Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Spartacus
  • Ben Hur
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Dr. Zhivago
  • 2001 A Space Odyssey
  • Barry Lyndon

…please get back to me. In the meantime, I don’t think we have to worry about today’s Hollywood becoming “way too intellectual” anytime soon.

And speaking of Slate, on the Pajamas homepage, S.T. Karnick responds to the attacks by Slate’s Dennis Lim on filmmaker Jason Reitman: “Cultural Kommisar Attacks Filmmaker Reitman.”