Saturday, October 4, 2008

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE: Although "movie about patent law starring Lauren Graham" may sound like it was cooked up in one of the conference rooms of ALOTT5MA Plaza, Flash of Genius was not created by us. Points are awarded for giving the story a more or less truthful ending, and not an artificially happy one. (No spoilers here, though the New Yorker story on which the film is based is online.) Yes, it's a little too long for the average viewer (though folks with patent knowledge will probably find much to nitpick), and makes Kearns and his cause far more sympathetic than the original article paints him to be, but it's still a fine film.

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