Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Major studios like the indie feel


Late this season we have seen more films distributed by major studios (not their boutique subsidiaries) but marketed to the young adult public in platform fashion as if they were art films (often with very large budgets). AMC Theaters will still call this "AMC Select". Let's hope that this bodes well for a trend for major studios to book more original projects with real substance.

Examples: Columbia: Marie Antoinette, Stranger than Fiction
TriStar: Running with Scissors
MGM: Bobby
Paramount: Babel
Dreamworks: The Last Kiss, Flags of our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima
Dreamgirls
Warner Brothers: The Fountain, The Good German
New Line Cinema: Little Children, The Nativity Story
Universal: Children of Men
20th Century Fox: Borat

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