I am not making this up: "Freakonics the Movie" is opening this week. And in keeping with their idea of capturing real data to figure out how people will behave, they are having screenings around the country at which you pay what you are willing to pay to see it. Great idea....it will get them publicity, and yield some data.
I won't be able to make it to the screening in Denver tonight, but you can be sure I will be seeing it soon, as we must vote with our dollars for more economics movies. If this succeeds, perhaps Hollywood will pay some attention to the brilliantly funny romantic comedy screenplay I have written called "The Ticklish Economist".