The Null Device

Read: The curse of coffee-table cinema, or how thanks to Disney's Miramax unit, much of "art-house" cinema is now formulaic, content-free soft-focus schmaltz designed to flatter viewers' sense of culture in a mindless sort of way.
Miramax has given the world a host of cliches about European culture - naughty French priests, macho Greeks, hoity-toity Englishmen, zany Italians - and has reduced human complexity to a bunch of hopeless stereotypes bursting with sentiment.

(See also: Working Title, Merchant Ivory) (via FmH)

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Posted by: Graham http:// Tue Mar 12 04:01:22 2002

Remember, too, that Miramax was started by Saul Zaentz, who gypped John Fogerty out of the rights to the Creedence Clearwater Revival songbook.

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