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Why have copyright issues grown and grown? In this week’s issue, Louis Menand asks what the intellectual-property battles really mean:

“Before the Internet, the social cost of this obstacle was minimal. … But today, when everything can be made available to the entire world at minimal expense, it seems absurd to hold enormous amounts of content hostage to the threat of legal action from the odd descendant.”

Illustration by Thomas Burden

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"You’ll probably be wowed by Birdman, by how the camera hurtles after characters in what’s made to look like a single, fluid, movie-long take, transcending space and often time, even soaring off into fantasy while viscerally evoking the desperation of a washed-up film actor to bring off his Broadway debut. You should be wowed; I was, too—and I didn’t even like the movie. I had to marvel at director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s choreography, at the go-for-broke performances."
- David Edelstein

'Birdman' Follows A Film Actor Frantic To Prove Himself Onstage

Really want to see this one.

nprfreshair:

"You’ll probably be wowed by Birdman, by how the camera hurtles after characters in what’s made to look like a single, fluid, movie-long take, transcending space and often time, even soaring off into fantasy while viscerally evoking the desperation of a washed-up film actor to bring off his Broadway debut. You should be wowed; I was, too—and I didn’t even like the movie. I had to marvel at director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s choreography, at the go-for-broke performances."

- David Edelstein

'Birdman' Follows A Film Actor Frantic To Prove Himself Onstage

Really want to see this one.