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The Weinstein Company


#1

http://www.weinsteinco.com/#/home/



Well for any people such as myself who still thought QT was with Miramax, this is what became of The Weinsteins who once reigned over Miramax. There’s the website and all. I hate being stupid. :’(


#2

I hate saying this, but these films are pretty awful. :frowning:



H2?



What happened to films like Sling Blade, Gangs Of New York…


#3

aweful is an exaggeration. they just didn’t have much luck with awards yet



but look at the oscars: the reader got a lot of nominations; vicky christina barcelona i think also. and they got some other shit coming



killshot is probably good but just had bad luck with release planning etc. zack and miri was a nice little film



i gues they wanted to start anew, and leaving the rights to some old successes behind them was probably a price worth paying for cutting loose the walt disney ballast…


#4

They should sign PT Anderson! 8)



Imagine QT, PT Anderson, Aranofsky, and Romero under the same company. :angel:


#5

Fanboys is FINALLY gonna come out!!! I’ve been waiting for that flick for over 3 years!!!


#6

the weinstein co is no Miramax for one simple reason : all the executive from the heydays left the company and were replaced by yes-men… there is no executive at the weinstein co nowadays who would have the guts to push for Pulp Fiction or any daring films the weintsein produced 15 yrs ago… let’s hope IB will be a first glorious touchstone in their filmography…

on another hand, the “new” Miramax (with the new staff) coproduced There Will be blood and No country for old men, the two best films from last year (whereas Weinstein Co. were releasing The Nanny Diaries) !

as for PT Anderson, I think he is very happy at Paramount Vantage ! the president is John Lesher, a former talent agent, used to be PTA’s agent, before he even made his first feature film.


#7

I concur. This current line-up is mostly unimpressive. Killshot & Crossing Over look good, and Fanboys looks iffy. Inglorious is a definite. What I wanna know is, what the fuck happened to The Road?

I’ve been looking forward to that for nearly two years now. It’s my second favorite McCarthy

novel behind Blood Meridian, and I need to know if they fucked it up or not.


#8

You’re saying Killshot looks good, and Fanboys looks “iffy”? My best mate says it looks “forumulatic at best”, and she’s a huge Rourke fan. Fanboys is gonna be awesome! (Of course, it could be because everything in the trailer is shit I’ve thought about before)


#9

[quote=“Geoi”]
You’re saying Killshot looks good, and Fanboys looks “iffy”? My best mate says it looks “forumulatic at best”, and she’s a huge Rourke fan. Fanboys is gonna be awesome! (Of course, it could be because everything in the trailer is shit I’ve thought about before)
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Don’t get me wrong. Fanboys looks funny. No doubt. But, at the same time, it just looks like alot of the other comedies that have come out in the past few years. In particular, it seems to follow alot of the rules from the Apatow hand-book. Similar to what Kevin Smith did w/ his latest film. And, if this is indeed the case then it will most likely be rendered as another entertaining, yet forgettable comedy like Role Models or Soul Men.



I can see why your friend would say that judging from the trailer for Killshot, but if the film follows the novel as closely as the script would have one believe then it should be another well-constructed Elmore Leonard adaptation. In a similar vein to Jackie Brown & Out Of Sight.



We’ll just hafta see. If I’m wrong about this whole thing I’ll admit it straight-up to you, Geoi. Count on it.


#10

[quote=“Spiros”]
Don’t get me wrong. Fanboys looks funny. No doubt. But, at the same time, it just looks like alot of the other comedies that have come out in the past few years. In particular, it seems to follow alot of the rules from the Apatow hand-book. Similar to what Kevin Smith did w/ his latest film. And, if this is indeed the case then it will most likely be rendered as another entertaining, yet forgettable comedy like Role Models or Soul Men.



I can see why your friend would say that judging from the trailer for Killshot, but if the film follows the novel as closely as the script would have one believe then it should be another well-constructed Elmore Leonard adaptation. In a similar vein to Jackie Brown & Out Of Sight.



We’ll just hafta see. If I’m wrong about this whole thing I’ll admit it straight-up to you, Geoi. Count on it.
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I admit, it looks a lot like the others, but the fuckin trailer for it was out before Superbad was even filmed. I don’t know what has held it up for so long. I should probably look into it, but I can’t really be arsed right now.


#11

I’m not 100 pc sure, but i think it was held up for so long because weinstein co. were not happy with the film. it was one of those typical “executive horror story” about how they can badly fuck up a film they don’t really understand. they wanted to change a major plot point (i’m telling what it is, if you don’t know the story). I think judd apatow was called to do some work on the editing. the fans kept yelling and eventually it is the original version that’s going to be released.

but yeah, 3 years is really really long, this is not apocalypse now!


#12

[quote=“tonyanthony”]
all the executive from the heydays left the company and were replaced by yes-men… there is no executive at the weinstein co nowadays who would have the guts to push for Pulp Fiction or any daring films the weintsein produced 15 yrs ago…
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uh… the Weinsteins ARE the executives who left Miramax to form TWC… I’d say it’s exactly the other way around. The reasons for the split are complex, but the guts-people are now at TWC I’d say, not the other way around… but TWC is arguably in a lump these days and needs some good success to recover their image. But Bob W. said they had hedged and invested very well so Grindhouse didn’t ruin the company or anything


#13

No. the weinstein brothers are the presidents or the main exec and they have a bunch of executives working for them, development exec, production exec, etc. the great team from the mid to late nineties left the company years ago. even if harvey and bob have the power of the pen some films were bought or made by miramax clearly because certain executives pushed really hard for them (like clerks and reservoir dogs). most of them left at some point and now, the weinstein co is full of yes-man who do pretty much ng but praise their boss and never question any of their decisions. that’s one fact. IMO the other one is that a lot of directors don’t want to work with them. they have such a bad track record of films they recut, never released, etc. PTA for instance is better off at Paramount Vantage. Same thing with Wes Anderson and others.



and even if grindhouse didn’t ruin the company, it still represents a loss of dozens of millions. for financeers and backers, losing money is never good news.


#14

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