The best job in America? It has to belong to the person or persons assigned to come up with Google doodles. Those are the little variations on the look of the Google homepage that honor various individuals, anniversaries, or events. One for Les Paul's 96th birthday, for example, featured a playable guitar shape. Yes, you can twang away with your cursor.
Has a movie lover recently started doing the job (or been added to the group that does it)? On December 3, the doodle was for Nino Rota's 100th birthday. On Jan. 20, it was for Fellini's 92d birthday. On Feb. 6, it was for Truffaut's 80th birthday. The best movie-related Google doodle has to be the one from April 16 of last year, for Charlie Chaplin's 122d birthday. It came with its own video, no less.
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ContributorsTy Burr is a film critic with The Boston Globe.
Mark Feeney is an arts writer for The Boston Globe.
Janice Page is movies editor for The Boston Globe.
Tom Russo is a regular correspondent for the Movies section and writes a weekly column on DVD releases.
Katie McLeod is Boston.com's features editor.
Rachel Raczka is a producer for Lifestyle and Arts & Entertainment at Boston.com.
Emily Wright is an Arts & Entertainment producer for Boston.com.
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