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Thursday, July 24, 2008

“Killshot May Never See the Light of Day”

The Independent (London)
BYLINE: Guy Adams


This is very sad, if true.


Drama in the film industry: Tough times for Hollywood’s tough guy

The movie mogul who championed intelligent, independent film-making has never been short of enemies. So has the news that his empire has hit stormy waters been exaggerated by his rivals? Guy Adams reports from Los Angeles Drama in the film industry


In a town where image is everything and personalities come larger than life, Harvey Weinstein has always been a force of nature. For three decades, the cigar-chomping movie mogul has used his explosive persona and mercurial talent to occupy Hollywood’s top table, confounding the critics who said his career was built on style and bluster, rather than substance.

A sense of history in the making is therefore greeting speculation that Weinstein’s media empire has sailed into choppy waters. In a troubled market, he faces mounting commercial pressures that would leave a lesser mortal resembling one of the bloodied extras from the blockbusting Quentin Tarantino films on which much of his early success was built.

The impresario, who made his name bringing intelligent, independent cinema to the masses, faces a multitude of problems, but they all boil down a single, intractable difficulty: he is struggling to produce and distribute enough intelligent, independent cinema that the popcorn-scoffing masses actually want to see.

Killshot is awaiting a release date amid reports it may never see the light of day.

 

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