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BEST REMINDER THAT THAT CINEMA STUDIES DEGREE WAS PROBABLY A MISTAKE: The Observer and Andrew Sarris
When the Observer busted down staff writer Andrew Sarris — pretty much the inventor of weekly film criticism as it’s practiced in New York — to freelance status, it was a pretty harrowing state-of-the-profession statement for the internet age: if he can’t keep a full-time job as a movie reviewer, what hope does anyone have of getting one?

click to enlarge Andrew Sarris at the typewriter

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