“Nobody knows anything,” said Oscar-winning screenwriter writer William Goldman. Of course, he was referring to all the great minds of Hollywood and their various airtight theories for movie success. But what if you replaced all those great minds with a really great algorithm? The New York Times’ profile of former SUNY statistics prof Vinny Bruzzese suggests that day is coming.
Like many people, I wasn’t crazy about the ending of “Lincoln.” It felt tacked on. But the screenplay is otherwise a masterwork, and as a friend said online during the Academy Awards, “Kushner got robbed.” I have to agree.
And somehow, I missed this wonderful Moyers interview with playwright Tony Kushner back in December. I’ve seen the movie twice, but now that I’ve watched this, I’m ready to view the movie a third time.