Cover of The French Connection
We’ve reached a point in popular culture where there are so many generational touchstones that it’s no longer safe to assume that if I tell you that I loved The French Connection, that you can safely assume that I will also know about other movies in that era or genre such as Serpico, Supercops or The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3.
Amazon.com and Netflix reached that conclusion; that’s why, if you buy or rent a movie, book, a DVD or MP3 from them, their computer concierge will automatically recommend something similar you might also enjoy.
And now, Stuart Skorman, founder of Empire Video and Reel.com—a precursor to Netflix—thinks we need a return to the human touch for movie recommendations. That’s why he’s launched Clerkdogs.com
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