Peter Bart

Paramount Gets Jump-Startikoff

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For the fourth time in 25 years, Paramount last week set about the task of re-inventing itself. This time out, the cast of characters is especially intriguing, the portents promising – but the…

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Memo Time Again, Jeff

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I have a suggestion for Jeffrey Katzenberg. If I were you, Jeff, I’d write another memo. The first Katzenberg missive drew mixed reviews, I realize, but it nonetheless propounded its thesis rather…

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Where’s Woody?

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Here’s an admission I’ll probably live to regret: I think Woody Allen has become a major drag. I realize, of course, that Allen remains a cultural icon, especially in New York. People still genuflect…

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Hold That Euphemism

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The outbreak of war always seems to take its subtle toll on our language. When generals start dropping terms like “collateral damage” (i.e., blown up civilians), it inevitably invites the private…

CNN’s Best Shot

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It was gonzo journalism at its best. For the first 16 hours of the Persian Gulf war, CNN owned the story. Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney cited what he saw on CNN. Tom Brokaw of NBC interviewed…

Rupert On Rebound

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Each of the nine tv monitors dominating the office wall was turned to a different channel, but the man holding the remote control was still switching briskly, his eyes flicking from screen to screen…

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