Some Items of Interest

Instead of making multiple blog or Twitter posts about these items, I’m just going to combine them into one and save everyone some time.

The first item doesn’t really have anything to do with the Hollywood Theatre or film, but in my experience, film-lovers tend to be music-lovers and this is great news for the latter.  Along with the other big Congressional news makers passed recently, they also passed the Local Community Radio Act.  Essentially, this will allow for more local, low frequency stations and create some more radio diversity (beyond Clear Channel) in your community.  You can read more about it here.

Now, on a movie related note, the Toronto International Film Festival released their “100 Essential Movies” list a few months ago, but since we’re at the end of the year when everyone is doing their own “best of” selections, I thought it appropriate to post it now (that, and it just came to my attention today).  I have to admit to being underwhelmed by a fair amount of the list, though I’m willing to accept them given the artistry and influence (L’Avventura, Man with a Movie Camera, Breathless).  However, Amelie at 28?  Slumdog Millionaire at 42 (which isn’t even Boyle’s best film)?  On the best films ever list?  Fortunately, nearly all of the other films can be argued fairly successfully.

Finally, because I like ya (fun game: see how many of these clips match with films on the above list):


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