Aug 8th, 2008 // 4 Comments

pygmalion.jpgIt’s good to see the film blog The Criterion Contraption back in action after a prolonged absence; the blog features LA writer Matthew Dessem reviewing each DVD in the Criterion Collection, in order. His write-up of the 1938 Pygmalion begins with this lead: “Pygmalion is the story of a beautiful young woman who moves in with a pedantic jerk. And yet it was written nearly 100 years before my girlfriend and I found an apartment together.” George Bernard Shaw, a nation of indie jerks who flout their tastes over everyone else’s thanks you for setting the precedent. [The Criterion Contraption]

  1. Ned Raggett

    If I could somehow magically appear on the promo list that would deliver copies of each Criterion release (and everything the Folio Society ever put out as well), I’d be happy. I’d sell back the Michael Bay stuff, though.

  2. MayhemintheHood

    @Ned Raggett: Yeah, The Rock criterion edition always baffled me.

  3. CloudCarrier

    @Ned Raggett: “Sometimes I get free DVDs from Criterion, but not always. I wanted to get one of each, you know, like the whole collection, but they said, “No, Adam, we don’t do that.”"
    - Adam “MCA” Yauch on his Top Ten Favorite Criterions, January 2008

  4. Ned Raggett

    @CloudCarrier: “No, Adam, we don’t do that.”


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