Movie Blurbs Bob Garfield, co-host of the NPR's On the Media, reports on the world of movie blurbs, those words and phrases extracted from reviews in order to market movies -- even when the review trashes the movie. Brief bursts of apparent gusto from a known critic can be assumed to have been printed out of context. But many reviewers like to see themselves quoted -- even incorrectly.
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Movie Blurbs

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Movie Blurbs

Movie Blurbs

Movie Blurbs

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Bob Garfield, co-host of the NPR's On the Media, reports on the world of movie blurbs, those words and phrases extracted from reviews in order to market movies — even when the review trashes the movie. Brief bursts of apparent gusto from a known critic can be assumed to have been printed out of context. But many reviewers like to see themselves quoted — even incorrectly.