Comments on: Sundance Review: ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sundance-review-the-greatest-movie-ever-sold/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: Norm Marshall http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sundance-review-the-greatest-movie-ever-sold/#comment-100227 Norm Marshall Mon, 24 Jan 2011 23:29:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21650#comment-100227 As fascinating as the idea might sound, I wouldn’t even pretend to control all the products in Hollywood. I only look out for my client’s best interests. Sometimes the Hollywood creatives go a little over board. Just for background regarding the Alka Seltzer instance referred to in your report on Morgan Spurlock’s film; many years ago a filmmaker thought it would be funny to have his actor chew Alka Seltzer and foam at the mouth as opposed to filming the product in the proper way it should be utilized. A friend on-set called me to report what he had just seen filmed. I immediately called the production and asked to speak with the director. I informed him that the sequence was inappropriate upon which he responded he didn’t care about my opinion. I then called the film’s transportation coordinator and informed him that the 20 plus vehicles he was planning to pick-up the following day from my agency where not going to be available after all. Shortly there after I received another call from the director, who was now in a more accommodating mindset, saying “after he thought about it, the Alka Seltzer scene was out”. That’s all there was to the story. He got his vehicles and Alka Seltzer wasn’t badly depicted in his film. Norm Marshall As fascinating as the idea might sound, I wouldn’t even pretend to control all the products in Hollywood. I only look out for my client’s best interests. Sometimes the Hollywood creatives go a little over board. Just for background regarding the Alka Seltzer instance referred to in your report on Morgan Spurlock’s film; many years ago a filmmaker thought it would be funny to have his actor chew Alka Seltzer and foam at the mouth as opposed to filming the product in the proper way it should be utilized. A friend on-set called me to report what he had just seen filmed. I immediately called the production and asked to speak with the director. I informed him that the sequence was inappropriate upon which he responded he didn’t care about my opinion. I then called the film’s transportation coordinator and informed him that the 20 plus vehicles he was planning to pick-up the following day from my agency where not going to be available after all. Shortly there after I received another call from the director, who was now in a more accommodating mindset, saying “after he thought about it, the Alka Seltzer scene was out”. That’s all there was to the story. He got his vehicles and Alka Seltzer wasn’t badly depicted in his film.

Norm Marshall

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By: Norm Marshall http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sundance-review-the-greatest-movie-ever-sold/#comment-100228 Norm Marshall Mon, 24 Jan 2011 23:29:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21650#comment-100228 As fascinating as the idea might sound, I wouldn’t even pretend to control all the products in Hollywood. I only look out for my client’s best interests. Sometimes the Hollywood creatives go a little over board. Just for background regarding the Alka Seltzer instance referred to in your report on Morgan Spurlock’s film; many years ago a filmmaker thought it would be funny to have his actor chew Alka Seltzer and foam at the mouth as opposed to filming the product in the proper way it should be utilized. A friend on-set called me to report what he had just seen filmed. I immediately called the production and asked to speak with the director. I informed him that the sequence was inappropriate upon which he responded he didn’t care about my opinion. I then called the film’s transportation coordinator and informed him that the 20 plus vehicles he was planning to pick-up the following day from my agency where not going to be available after all. Shortly there after I received another call from the director, who was now in a more accommodating mindset, saying “after he thought about it, the Alka Seltzer scene was out”. That’s all there was to the story. He got his vehicles and Alka Seltzer wasn’t badly depicted in his film. Norm Marshall As fascinating as the idea might sound, I wouldn’t even pretend to control all the products in Hollywood. I only look out for my client’s best interests. Sometimes the Hollywood creatives go a little over board. Just for background regarding the Alka Seltzer instance referred to in your report on Morgan Spurlock’s film; many years ago a filmmaker thought it would be funny to have his actor chew Alka Seltzer and foam at the mouth as opposed to filming the product in the proper way it should be utilized. A friend on-set called me to report what he had just seen filmed. I immediately called the production and asked to speak with the director. I informed him that the sequence was inappropriate upon which he responded he didn’t care about my opinion. I then called the film’s transportation coordinator and informed him that the 20 plus vehicles he was planning to pick-up the following day from my agency where not going to be available after all. Shortly there after I received another call from the director, who was now in a more accommodating mindset, saying “after he thought about it, the Alka Seltzer scene was out”. That’s all there was to the story. He got his vehicles and Alka Seltzer wasn’t badly depicted in his film.

Norm Marshall

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