29 October 2012 11:39 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Michael Cieply's recently published "New York Times" piece headlined "Movies Try to Escape Cultural Irrelevance" suggests, to me, it will do its best to explain what makes something culturally relevant and how movies can swing momentum back in their direction. However, the image that accompanies the piece (as seen to the right) comes with the following caption: Eclipsed by TV: The Master, top, has been seen by about 1.9 million viewers, much less than the audience for an episode of "Mad Men," bottom. I hope you already see my main problem with Cieply's argument, but if not I have no problem digging deeper as this idea of the cultural irrelevance of movies, especially compared to episodic television based on number of viewers, is ridiculous. As I have said already, I don't think movies are dead or dying, though I welcome an actual, thought-out comparison of a television show's success to the »

- Brad Brevet

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