|Release Date: to be announced|
The Weinstein Co.
Status: In Development
|Script: Book Adaptation|
Genre: Drama, Sports
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June 08, 2012 - 23:28
So, I guess this is what happens when the suits take a bath. I suoppse that because I practically grew up in the drive-in theatres of the 70 s I found the double feature aspect of this picture to be a genuine representation of that era. It's definately not being split up because of the length. I remember people lined up for city blocks to see the 194 minute movie about the big sinking ship, and they lined up the same to see the 188 minutes of the green mile. But I suoppse that if you would have split these movies up people would have been obligated to pay twice to see the entire movie. Oh hey, maybe I hit on something there. While Grindhouse was billed as a double feature, I don't remember an intermission between the two which makes it a SINGLE film. It was meant to be seen back to back. So it seems the Weinsteins are merely exploiting the fact that it was billed as a double feature to draw two different types of crowds, Rodriquez fans to one and Tarantino fans to the other. What a shame, I believe what makes the experience of Grindhouse complete is that these two films each work off the other. This situation reminds me of a farmer I knew that sold wood for a living. One day he cut down a tree and sawed it into 12 lengths. After loading them into his truck, I told him that he had a fine load of wood. He replied that after he put the pieces through his log splitter he would have twice as much.