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01.09.2009
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Lloyd Levin is a producer who worked on WATCHMEN. He recently wrote an open letter about the whole ordeal and it's a pretty interesting read, engaging the issue while simultaneously not being identical to what everyone else has been saying for the past month. I've included some of it and then a link to the full thing BELOW:

An open letter.

Who is right? In the Watchmen dispute between Warner Brothers and Fox that question is being discussed, analyzed, argued, tried and ruled on in a court of law. That's one way to answer the question - It is a fallback position in our society for parties in conflict to resolve disputes. And there are teams of lawyers and a highly regarded Federal Judge trying to do just that, which obviates any contribution I could make towards answering the "who is right" question within a legal context. But after 15 plus years of involvement in the project, and a decade more than that working in the movie business, I have another perspective, a personal perspective that I believe important to have on the public record.

No one is more keenly aware of the irony of this dispute than Larry Gordon and I who have been trying to get this movie made for many years. There's a list of people who have rejected the viability of a movie based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's classic graphic novel that reads like a who's who of Hollywood.

We've been told the graphic novel is unfilmable.


Click HERE for the rest.
Extra Tidbit: Hopefully no more articles about WATCHMEN. Save for that it will be released on schedule.
Source: HitFix

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8:47PM on 01/09/2009

Oh........

... halleluja! i need this movie in my life. i want to love it so tenderly, and it wants to love me right back!
... halleluja! i need this movie in my life. i want to love it so tenderly, and it wants to love me right back!
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3:40PM on 01/09/2009
Only 11 more days and will find out if Watchmen goes as planned. Pushing movie in summer would be risky now, and anything after that lowers BO for sure. So, sticking with original release date seems reasonable ...
Only 11 more days and will find out if Watchmen goes as planned. Pushing movie in summer would be risky now, and anything after that lowers BO for sure. So, sticking with original release date seems reasonable ...
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3:40PM on 01/09/2009
Yea I read this earlier. ITs a very different point of view and hope the judge reads it.
Yea I read this earlier. ITs a very different point of view and hope the judge reads it.
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2:35PM on 01/09/2009

Wise Words

Thanks for that, very well written letter by Levin.

I haven't supported Fox in years. I hate Fox, always have. Bill O'Rielly is half the reason I kind of want to bomb all Fox buildings, the other half is this kind of shit they are constantly pulling.
Thanks for that, very well written letter by Levin.

I haven't supported Fox in years. I hate Fox, always have. Bill O'Rielly is half the reason I kind of want to bomb all Fox buildings, the other half is this kind of shit they are constantly pulling.
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2:31PM on 01/09/2009

BOYCOTT WOLVERINE!!!

BOYCOTT WOLVERINE!!!... and all other Fox films for that matter. It's actually really easy since they mostly produce garbage (Max Payne and Day the Earth Stood still are recent turds). By the time Wolverine comes out, whoever does see it will realize they're watching a severely man-handled, watered down version of whatever the film could have really been.

No brainer, don't send any funds their way. OR, buy a ticket to something else and sneak into Wolverine. Whatever the case, make FOX pay
BOYCOTT WOLVERINE!!!... and all other Fox films for that matter. It's actually really easy since they mostly produce garbage (Max Payne and Day the Earth Stood still are recent turds). By the time Wolverine comes out, whoever does see it will realize they're watching a severely man-handled, watered down version of whatever the film could have really been.

No brainer, don't send any funds their way. OR, buy a ticket to something else and sneak into Wolverine. Whatever the case, make FOX pay by not paying for their products.
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2:04PM on 01/09/2009
I read this earlier this morning. I'm glad you guys posted it!
I read this earlier this morning. I'm glad you guys posted it!
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1:56PM on 01/09/2009
Fox blows dead dogs!!
Fox blows dead dogs!!
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1:06PM on 01/09/2009

Great read

This is a very starightforward and insightful read, I'm glad he had the balls to speak his mind, kudos to him.

I'd hate for Fox to win because a) it's the worst studio around (bring back Bill Mechanic, for christ's sake!!) and b) if they win, I'll be left with no choice but to give Avatar a pass. Or sneak into it, which would be a shame.
This is a very starightforward and insightful read, I'm glad he had the balls to speak his mind, kudos to him.

I'd hate for Fox to win because a) it's the worst studio around (bring back Bill Mechanic, for christ's sake!!) and b) if they win, I'll be left with no choice but to give Avatar a pass. Or sneak into it, which would be a shame.
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