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Jun 11th
09:27 am
Richard Linklater mentions MAOW  
From The Playlist:
Linklater admitted his disappointment with the release of "Me & Orson Welles" which almost became a self-release and then instead became a type of ignored and fumbled one. "You try go your own way and like... even the people who should be helping out they kind smell it on you," he said about the attempt of a self-release that he later backed away from. "They hear you're self-distributing, they just, it's almost like a stigma. Even though they know the film industry is fucked up, they still penalize you. They still kind of go in for the kill. They kind of treat you like, 'oh you never got a distributor, huh?' They just don't want to embrace [the idea] at all."

"It's kind of like music," he added. "Like when Prince tried to have his own label and wanted to deals with Wal-Mart and they said, 'we won't stock your records if you don't go with Warners or one of the majors. And he's Prince. and that's like anti-trust violation, but they just go, 'no, we won't stock it' cause the major labels will say, 'What are you doing? You're killing us.' "
 
 
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summertimecarol_rio on June 11th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
I feel your frustration Richard :(
elena_claytonelena_clayton on June 11th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah...totally confusing.

This sentence is intriguing: "even the people who should be helping out" Wonder who that was directed at.

And this one: "Even though they know the film industry is fucked up"...

He sounds really pissed off. Poor Richard.

isaczisacz on June 11th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
does someone know when the DVD comes out int he us? or is it already out?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on June 12th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
we don't know for sure. there hasn't been any info officially put out there as far as i know.
zacefronfan26 on June 12th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
I Hope we get some Info.
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on June 11th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
awwwwww.....he really took it to heart! he makes a lot of valid points, and in the end, if that's how he was treated its very unjust.

i'm glad he stuck with the film, and believed in it enough to do what he did :)

i bet zac is glad too!
Audrey: zac17kylijah on June 11th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
I really dont understand why this movie didnt do better.. I wonder if Richard didnt shoot himself in the foot with choosing to focus the marketing on Zac. I think, unfortunately, that most people still associate Zac with hsm/stupid teen movies (aint saying that hsm is a stupid movie tho) and not ready to look beyond.. I know most of my friends feel that way despite me telling them the opposite!
zacefronfan26 on June 13th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
Is there any word on when the dvd will be release here in the Us.