Saturday, January 1, 2011

Why would you take a 13-person vote seriously?

A blogger for The Hollywood Reporter quotes this tweet from "influential [movie] blogger David Poland:"
Why would anyone take AFI's Top Ten seriously when it's just a 13 person vote?
Thirteen voters is better than nothing. But, there are hundreds of awards with more voters--notably the Academy with thousands, right? Good point.

Now we wait for David and others to apply that logic to the Academy Awards:
Why would anyone take the Academy Awards seriously when Netflix has a thousand times as many voters?
(I know, it's because most of those people don't know a good movie when they see one. Whatever that means.)

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