What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today:
• My critical colleague Scott Renshaw unravels the tangled issue of how critics should — and actually do — see movies. The Wisdom of Crowds: Does a ‘real audience’ make a movie opinion matter more?
• I’m not even interested in sports, so it’s not fair that I get to behold the magnificent BBC coverage of the Olympics while my US friends don’t. One thing amazing not mentioned in this piece: no commercial interruptions. Cannot overemphasize what a difference that makes. BBC Uses Olympics to Give Glimpse of TV’s Future
• Can this be real? It purports to be the work of Terry Gilliam’s daughter sharing her father’s work, such as notes and sketches for movies. Would he allow this sort of sharing? “Discovering Dad” aka delving into Terry Gilliam’s personal archive
• Not really: it’s more like a fancy RC toy rather than a working robot. But it’s cute! Man Builds A Real, Working Wall-E That’s Still Eternally Hunting For Eve
(hat-tips for today’s links: Karl, John, @simon_watkins)