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02.02.2010 | | Posted at 09:36 AM

Art vs. Commerce?

By David Luhrssen
A few years ago I expressed the thought that the Academy was in danger of losing touch with mainstream audiences. Not that I wasn�t pleased by the Oscar nods to great and adventurous films like No Country for Old Men, but the obvious downside struck me: A roster of Best Picture nominees the average person has never heard of�and audiences weaned on Revenge of the Nerds II probably wouldn�t get�is...