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Tue, 26 May 1998 17:43:48 -0500
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If you want to see the list of the 400 " greatest American films" from
which the 100 will be chosen go to,  I hope you
have  a strong stomach.
  I also spoke today to a friend who has received the promotional video &
press pack for the "Greatest" film list. He says it is one long commercial
for the stuidios with each studio having its own section to promote their
titles. Suprise, Suprise
Also I spoke to some people at AFI and lets just say we agreed to disagree,
however they wanted two points clarified. There was no " fixed Fee" per
title. I  used the figure of $5,000 to $15,000 as an average of how much
money the studios will spend and how many of their films will end up on the
list, I did not mean that there was a specific fee per title. Also They
wanted to make clear that they and not the studios made up the list. The
scarier thing to me about that is shows how studio obsessed the AFI is, to
come up with a list without indepedent films or documentaries and a lot of
bizzare titles. I do think there are people at AFI with good intentions and
I realize that they are under financial problems, however my opinion of
this project remains the same.
Jessica ( Opinions expressed are my own) Rosner
Kino International Corporation
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