Friday, July 27, 2007

Because you liked "La Regle du jeu," try "The Rock"

by Ken Houghton

With The Tour ending this weekend and only about 250 100 pages of That Book to go, I took a few seconds to check our my Netflix queue.* While it has become more interesting (between FiOS and ready access to the NYPL catalog, the need to ask for semi-popular films has been reduced), it also has its history.

Still, the recommendations algorithm might need a bit of fine tuning:

Now, I would quite understand if this were a recommendation due to having rented Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room or some other film about the failure of a non-monetizable idea. But I'm at a loss to figure out how Miyazaki, Kurosawa, and Terry Southern** lead you to a discussion of Peak Oil.

(Title inspired by Scott here and, especially, here.)

*Technically, Shira's account, but a list with Street Fight and Forgiving Dr. Mengele cannot realistically be described one that well-represens her interest.
**Or, if you prefer, Stanley Kubrick.

Labels: ,

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?