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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Three movies I'm glad I saw.

Posted on 2008.12.10 at 14:54

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-12-11 02:06 (UTC) (Link)
I think the word-of-mouth *will* spread for this film, but on DVD. This has happened with a number of films that didn't get much exposure in theatres but went on to garner house-hold box office, whether as rentals or purchased films.

I often wonder if that's the path independent films should strive for, but the fact remains that only films that open in theatres get professional reviews, and that's what establishes the reputations of artists who make and appear in them.
Prim
primula_baggins at 2008-12-11 02:12 (UTC) (Link)
"but the fact remains that only films that open in theatres get professional reviews"

Mostly, but many DVD's get them, too nowadays. One reason they try to always get movies into at least one theater is because in order for it to be eligible for any type of Oscar, it has to run at least in one theater for one week (and in the US) prior to December 31. I read that in the Academy rules one time. Interesting.

Edited at 2008-12-11 02:12 am (UTC)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-12-11 02:22 (UTC) (Link)
many DVD's get them [professional reviews], too nowadays.

I'm so glad to know that, Primula, since so many good films never play in theatres anymore, or only for a week, and only in big cities. Yay!

One reason they try to always get movies into at least one theater is because in order for it to be eligible for any type of Oscar, it has to run at least in one theater for one week (and in the US) prior to December 31. I read that in the Academy rules one time. Interesting.

That *is* interesting. No wonder filmmakers try so hard to get their films shown, even for very limited engagements.
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