“Let me try and be as direct as I possibly can with you on this. There was no relationship to repair. I didn’t intend for Harvey to buy and release The Immigrant – I thought it was a terrible idea. And I didn’t think he would want the film, and I didn’t think he would like the film. He bought the film without me knowing! He bought it from the equity people who raised the money for me in the States. And I told them it was a terrible idea, but I had no say over the matter. So they sold it to him without my say-so, and with me thinking it was a terrible idea. I was completely correct, but I couldn’t do anything about it. It was not my preference, it was not my choice, I did not want that to happen, I have no relationship with Harvey. So, it’s not like I repaired some relationship, then he screwed me again, and I’m an idiot for trusting him twice! Like I say, you try to distance yourself as much as possible from the immediate response to a movie. With The Immigrant I had final cut. So he knew he couldn’t make me change it. But he applied all the pressure he could, including shelving the film.”
~ James Gray
By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
Stupid Lawsuit Of The Week!™
No embed feature available from WDIV TV, but here’s the link to their on-air story…
Some wacky woman (Sarah Deming) in the Detroit area is suing Film District and the local theater chain, claiming that the trailer for Drive made it look like a part of the Fast & Furious series and instead was dark and nasty and even anti-Semitic. OY!
“Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film… having very little driving in the motion picture.”
Love it! So incredibly stupid.
ADD, Saturday 3p – The Actual Trailer In Question