Nice article about Harvey Weinstein: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article3133082.ece
Thats good news.
This shit happens in the film industry. Even a Michael Bay movie flopped hard two years ago. And that one had a much wider target audience than Grindhouse. It was a brave experiment that succeeded artistically but failed financially.
I was just thinking...what kind of music do people on this forum like? Brittany Spears? The Beatmeat boys? Shit no! we like artsy-fartsy shit that is played by people who don't make much money - commecailly unsuccessful people. I don't look at Tarantino any differently than a musician or any other kind of artist - if he were mainstream and commercially successful I probably wouldn't fucking like him.
You're right. I'd rather listen to an old Jewish woman singing in her kitchen than the top grossing artists of today. How much a movie makes at the box-office won't affect my judgement at all. However, the comparison to the music industry is fair, but not accurate. Unlike a movie, an album does not cost $50 million to produce. There's much more pressure for a movie to be successful with all that cash spent on its production.
an old Jewish woman sounds better than Brittany Spears or the blowjob boys
Its gotta be a tough thing to walk that line between being an artist and being #1 every time out of the box. QT has to keep that artistic integrity going until he stops working. Thats probably the toughest obstacle when youre in the biz. We also cant expect every film he does to be a smash hit either, thats just unrealistic. Especially when a guy like QT is making films. Hes never going to play by standard Hollywood rules. I think he'd quit before selling his soul to stay in the biz. I know he wants his legacy in film to be something he can be proud of when hes 85 years old.