Wish-I’d-said-that Dep’t

Christopher Orr says what I’ve been thinking about the quality of contemporary movie-making.

The Adjustment Bureau is not a particularly bad movie, at least not by the two-foot yardstick we’re expected to use on anything Hollywood releases prior to Thanksgiving.

Christopher Orr

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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  1. The writer/director of this movie, George Nolfi, was a graduate school colleague of mine (UCLA Poli Sci). We were paired up to do a joint presentation on conservatism and race (Sears vs. Sniderman). The week of our presentation he sells a script and drops out of grad school, leaving me holding the bag. Even so, I’m glad someone from our cohort is making a lot of money.

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