"The Times" is calling out "Google and co" to stop abusing their massive online power. The CEO of News Corp, Robert Thomson, used the newspaper's CEO Summit to remind the American tech giants thatthey make money from content and so are publishers -- and with that role comes a lot of responsibility, which they have been trying to avoid.
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[...] in the film historian’s long career, one reads more for his quirky opinions than for the films themselves — tricky ground for any writer to walk on.More than anything, “Warner Bros” allows the reader to bask in the glory of the hard-nosed movie studio that, in the words of Andrew Sarris, “walked mostly on the shady side of the street.”“Warner Bros” is released as part of Yale University Press’ Jewish Lives series.(Earlier this year, it published film critic Molly Haskell’s stellar analysis of Steven Spielberg’s career.) Thomson is well aware of his strange assignment in writing about the brothers Warner in this context — especially Jack, the de facto head of Warners for most of its 40-year reign, whom Thomson bluntly calls “maybe the biggest scumbag ever to get into a Jewish Lives series.”Some of the best popular artists (think Charlie Chaplin, Josef von Sternberg or Alfred Hitchcock) were notorious megalomaniacs, men of ill repute.Maybe it’s exactly because Thomson spends less time on the brothers’ biographical personalities that his book works as an investigation into the American cultural psyche.The resolve of the marginalized — surviving, even when the odds are set overwhelmingly against them — is what goes into the working-class zip of early Warners, like the Busby Berkeley musicals or “I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang” (1932).Thomson is best in the early parts of the book, when he takes a look at how the Jewish and folk values the Warners stood for manifested themselves in their socially conscious films.Warners guided Americans’ moral values, sure — but more so their private pleasures, their private dreams out of an erotic Busby Berkeley showpiece or a fast and choppy car chase.Thomson is best when he waxes lyrical on movies he unapologetically loves: “Chain Gang,” “Heroes for Sale” (1933), “The Letter” (1940), “To Have and Have Not” (1944), “The Big Sleep” (1946).The best scenes from Warners films are shards we treasure in our frustratingly imperfect minds.Thomson’s book testifies to that obsessive pursuit — like Ethan Edwards pursuing Debbie in “The Searchers” (1956), another Warners picture — of trying to pin down a beautiful past that one knows is gone.
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