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October 1999, Week 2


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gloria monti <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 12 Oct 1999 13:07:18 -0400
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>Stephen Brody worried:
> Colleagues - Perhaps the most intelligent movie produced by
>mainstream Hollywood since "L. A. Confidential" is in danger of
>dying a premature death.  "Three Kings" did not do as well as
>expected during its opening weekend, October 1-3, and is widely
>rumored to have been dropped by Warner Brothers promotions, even
>though the studio paid $50 million for it.
        I was quite surprised to read such a plea on Screen-L.  And I
am not so sure I should "save" a film whose market value amounts to
$48 million.  Maybe my energies are best directed towards those indie
gems that die a premature death after showing for a week at an art
house in NYC's Greenwich Village -- as Godard put it: "in memoriam
small films."

        Gloria Monti


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