Hyperopics

From Johnathan Rosenbaum’s Oct 1987 review of Who’s That Girl:

The current spate of recycled movies is only the latest stage in a process that has been in force for almost three decades, ever since the French New Wave launched the idea of a self-devouring cinema. Broadly speaking, the movement started out as esoteric polemical criticism (in print and on-screen) in the 60s, gravitated toward name-dropping and flag-waving testimonials in the 70s, and has finally degenerated in the 80s to an insidious kind of self-censorship that uses the past–and a severely delimited version of it at that–as a kind of stopper to prevent too much of the present from leaking through.

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