By ShaneP - Tue May 08, 2018 12:57 pm
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Funny you should ask. Instead of a direct reply to what I sent, I got an email from somebody else at netflix about 15 hours later, discussing OTHER projects and who I would need to contact to get more information on them. Couldn't tell if it was a mass-mailing that coincidentally went out right after I sent my WIND query or just a polite way of putting me off.I love their openness about their projects. I also love Netflix's model and platform. They have tapped into platform that is a part of the future of movie distribution. But, they made a mistake withholding The Other Side of the Wind from Cannes. This was Welles' final film and denying it a screening at Cannes of all places was a mistake. Screen the film in a theater and let people watch the final film from a master of cinema in that environment. Hopefully, they will give this film a limited release in some of the bigger markets before launching it online. This film from a master filmmaker deserves it.
I know that if one particular name as PR contact comes up on a netflix project, I will probably refuse to take the assignment, since I sent that person something like 40 emails last year about three separate projects, and only once ever gotten a (non-useful) response. But that does seem to be the exception, as I wound up completing nine Netflix stories in the span of maybe half-a-year, more from them than any other entity by far.
And just as a pre-emptive measure, can we avoid getting into the whole FIRST MAN 'flag planting' business here? I hate it when non-issues suddenly blow up into THINGS because some idiot thinks the world needs a distraction from real problems in the world.There's no reason to be upset about the film leaving out Armstrong planting a flag on the Moon because he wasn't there. He was on a soundstage with Kubrick.