November 08, 2004

Oh, What Now?

I just have to ask...Is there anything the election results aren't to blame for?

From the New York Times:
Paramount's "Alfie," a remake of a romantic comedy about a roguish womanizer starring Jude Law, opened to a dismal $6.5 million in more than 2,000 theaters, far below expectations. The tepid response was the latest blow to Sherry Lansing, the chairwoman of Paramount who last week announced her plans to leave the job when her contract expires in 2005, and whose movies have performed poorly this summer and fall.

Wayne Llewellyn, the president of distribution at Paramount, said that the conservative ethos reflected in last week's election results might have hurt the film.

"It could be the mood of the country right now," he said. "It seems to be the result of the election. Maybe they didn't want to see a guy that slept around."

Just a thought, but maybe people would go see your movies if you'd quit making mediocre remakes of mediocre films, you dumb shits! Write something original, for God's sake! Quit trying to mine the archives and start talking to the thousands of writers that are out there. I'm sure there's at least one out there that has an original, marketable idea. And if you can't find one, come see me--I've got a couple I've been saving.

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