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Notes on a bad movie

Notes on a bad movie

Sometimes you get asked if movie reviewers can read their own notes after scrivening in the dark…

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  1. So Nick Roddick from The Guardian (and many other pubs) was once asked by an elderly woman at a film festival: “How can you read what you’ve written when you take notes in the dark?”
    He answered: “Years of practice.”
    She replied: “Oh! You practice?”

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What about replacing Mr. Spacey with another actor? Mr. Plummer, perhaps.
“That would theoretically be fantastic,” Mr. Rothman said he responded. “But I have supervised 450 movies over the course of my career. And what you are saying is impossible. There is not enough time.”
~ Publicizing Sir Ridley’s Deadline Dash

“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris