Scott Kirsner

journalist and blogger

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Journalist and blogger who writes about new ideas and their impact on the world; author of Inventing the Movies: Hollywood's Epic Battle between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs

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This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with writer and professor David Mikics whose newest book is ‘Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker.”

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