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Thursday, January 6, 2005

No Stone Unturned

At the movie premiere for the movie 'Alexander' in London, director Oliver Stone blamed the moral fundamentalism in the US as the reason why no one saw his movie. Stone blames 'moral fundamentalism' for US box office flop Really? So how does one explain the box office success of Fahrenheit 911 (presuming that what Stone would call "moral fundamentalists" are politically conservative)? How does one explain the box office success of many other movies that came out this year, all of them arguably with themes and content that was "less moral" than his own movie? How does one explain why his movie was widely panned by the critics, especially when very few critics are "moral fundamentalists"? Maybe, just maybe the reason it flopped was because it was a bad movie?


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