What can't a discerning reader find on Critical Commons, the public media archive that "supports the transformative reuse of media in scholarly and creative contexts?" At the time of this writing, the Featured Clips section of the site includes a trailer for the 1960 cult classic Peeping Tom, the opening sequence from the hit 1970s TV show The Bionic Woman, and a clip from the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. Each video clip is accompanied by a paragraph or two of excellent commentary from the site's well-educated staff. Perhaps the most focused way to experience the site is to select Browse, which links to a search engine. Readers may then search Media, Lectures, Articles, Commentaries, and Contributors. For instance, searching the topic, "money," in the "media" category, turns up a host of fascinating video clips, including an ACDC music video, a short clip from Shawshank Redemption, and some sage advice on consumer spending.
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