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hero_largeSick of it all already??  Feeling “been – BOOM! – there, CRASH! – done – BANG! – that,” yet?  Feel somehow assaulted leaving the theater?  Okay, check out this great New York Times interactive feature about the “tent pole” phenomenon.  This piece can be used as a starter for class discussion or for creating pitches and trailers to explore “how media works these days” — at least in the world of mega-budget, brain-squelching funtertainment.  So, how many Hollywood execs are thinking that now they’ll actually make the Times’s fictitious Red, White, and Blood?  And, as producer Linda Obst advises in her comments for this concept, “End on the sexy young thieves and not on the old guy. That’s going to set up your sequel. Duh!” 

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