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“Airport bookstores account for 10 percent of all physical bookstores in the country, or about 2 percent of the entire industry book sales, including online sales,” he said.

Hinckley said the Hudson Group has seen an increase in sales recently – up mostly because of popular books like “50 Shades of Grey” and The Hunger Games series.” Deseret News

“‘Blockbuster films are not really films,’ says Charles Acland, a professor of communication studies at Concordia University in Montreal, and author of the book Screen Traffic. ‘They are in fact very elaborate ‘tent-pole’ business models that connect all sorts of different commodities in all sorts of different industries.’” BBC News

“Mr. Klinger said he planned to go ahead with “In the Company of Sherlock Holmes,” which he said carefully avoided any post-1923 elements. And he praised the ruling for opening the way for other creators, many of whom had previously paid fees to the estate but had rallied to Mr. Klinger’s cause under the Twitter hashtag #FreeSherlock.” New York Times

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6 Comments

  1. Darlynne
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 11:41:47

    I love Backpfeifengesicht. All I need is somewhere to try it out. But tartle? How many times has that happened to me? I feel so much better knowing there’s a word for it.

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  2. DS
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 20:17:12

    I’ve always loved this one: L’esprit de l’escalier. How often does the perfect response occur too late!

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  3. Kris Bock
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 22:33:21

    My brother, script writer Doug Eboch (who wrote the story for Sweet Home Alabama) had an interesting post about the film business a few weeks ago. He discusses why, “For the first time, industry insiders are starting to wonder if the theatrical feature business might actually cease to exist in its current form.”

    The Existential Crisis in the Feature Film Business: http://letsschmooze.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-existential-crisis-in-feature-film.html

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