Could the Dark Vision of “Chinatown” Have Survived Today?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." Those words famously ended Chinatown, Roman Polanski's 1974 homage to film noir, which stands today as a dark masterpiece. The scene in which Detective J.J. Gittes (played by Jack Nicholson) watches helplessly as the evil Noah Cross (played by John Huston) literally gets away with murder ...

Backstage at the Oscars

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Simply watching major events like the Academy Awards and Grammys is a passé experience. These days you can go backstage and rub elbows with the stars thanks to second-screen capabilities offered by forward-thinking organizations like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Of course, the Oscars are a notoriously ...

Why marketers love bad boys

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Why do bad boys and girls fascinate us? Why do people who thumb their noses at society and sometimes self-destruct capture the attention of marketing and business executives? I’ve been pondering these questions ever since I saw Dana Anderson of Kraft Foods discuss “The Bad Boys’ Guide to Digital Bliss” April ...