Due to a string of very fortunate events, I got a gig writing a bit of background music for a video of George Soros lectures. Aside from the very beginning and end, you can barely hear it, but trust me, it’s there!
Happy Election Day! Good thing I have the day off so I can update this blog.
Okay, I’m done gloating. Here are my latest Overthinking It contributions:
In this week’s OTI Think Tank, I present “National Treasure” as my “reference movie,” a concept which we define in a couple of ways:
- a movie in which every good thing about it is balanced by something bad, or
- a movie by which you judge “good movies” versus “bad movies; i.e.,, if a movie is better than your benchmark movie, it’s a “good movie,” and if it’s worse, then it’s a “bad movie.”
My choice? “National Treasure.” Good fun, but totally schlocky and riddled with cliche.
Head over to OverthinkingIt.com and suggest your own “reference movie.”
Newest Overthinking It post: what happened to the IMDB Top 250 list over the course of a year? Quite a lot, actually. Turns out the list is even more biased towards newer movies than it was before.
In this week’s Overthinking It “Think Tank,” I nominated Pizza the Hutt from Spaceballs as “Best Fictional Food.” Check out the rest of the nominees and Vote for Pizza!