Pressured Miramax Retracts 'Doubt' Pseudoblurb

Miramax may be starving for an Oscar repeat for 2008, but apparently not enough to mix their meats at the Oscar-season blurb buffet.

Patrick Goldstein notes today that the studio has retracted its innovative if controversial "hybrid blurb" from print-ad circulation effective immediately, meaning New York Post critic Lou Lumenick will at last have his own personal, decontextualized praise attributed to him alongside his peers. The bad news: Lumenick's Post colleague and former blurbmate Cindy Adams lost her berth to that monolith of critical integrity Roger Friedman. Hopefully they corrected his spelling.