Ghosts (and fanboys) in the machine

Comrade Slane, with whom Anthony and I are sharing a page in today’s Daily Cardinal, is on-point with his critique of the vaunted IMDB Top 250 list (something that I indirectly addressed in a BH column last year). That more people in my generation have seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Shawshank Redemption than have seen, say, Citizen Kane or À bout de souffle (to name a random two), is cause for concern—perhaps only concern amongst film dorks like K.S. and myself, but concern nevertheless.


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