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Entries from September 2007

Blue Car (2003)

September 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

“Miramax is brilliant at publicizing its successes, but it’s even more brilliant at burying its failures,” said Dennis Rice, their former president of marketing. Miramax Films was notorious for test screening its movies – often in malls in New Jersey – and barely releasing the ones that scored poorly. Some went straight to video, even […]

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Tags: Coming of age · High school · Master and pupil · Mother/daughter relationship · Road trip

About Adam (2001)

September 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

“Miramax is brilliant at publicizing its successes, but it’s even more brilliant at burying its failures,” said Dennis Rice, their former president of marketing. Miramax Films was notorious for test screening its movies – often in malls in New Jersey – and barely releasing the ones that scored poorly. Some went straight to video, even […]

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Tags: Unconventional romance

Comedian (2002)

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments

“Miramax is brilliant at publicizing its successes, but it’s even more brilliant at burying its failures,” said Dennis Rice, their former president of marketing. Miramax Films was notorious for test screening its movies – often in malls in New Jersey – and barely releasing the ones that scored poorly. Some went straight to video, even […]

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Tags: Concert · Documentary