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April 23, 2019, 03:21:33 AM
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 on: Today at 12:47:19 AM 
Started by Svengoolie 3 - Last post by Svengoolie 3
Cleopatra 1963.

Myth: the movie was such a bomb it early killed 20th century fox and forced it to sell some of its property to survive.

Fact: Cleopatra was the highest grossing movie on the year.  

Fox was selling its  excess property 3 years before it was made due to the skyrocketing real estate value in the area. Twentieth Century Fox purchased a large property in the hinterlands near Beverly Hills in 1926. By the 1950s, studio chief Spyros Skouras realized the city had grown around the land and that a fortune could be made selling off 280 acres for development. Sales began in 1957, three years before the movie was  made.

The movie broke even in the early 70's at which point fox  ceased to record profits for it to screw people  who had contracted for a share of he profits out of money they were  owed.  Its actual profits are not  known.

Fox did cancel a couple of movies including one starring marylin Monroe due to the financial losses Cleopatra initially suffered.  Cleopatra seems to have become a universal scapegoat as Monroe's later suicide was blamed on it by some.

One side note: roddy McDowell would likely have won an oscar for his role as octavian,  unfortunately a clerical error on the studios part made him ineligible for the nomination.

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 on: April 22, 2019, 11:01:32 PM 
Started by Doggett - Last post by El Misfit

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 on: April 22, 2019, 09:10:23 PM 
Started by indianasmith - Last post by A.J. Bauer
http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,151537.0.html

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 on: April 22, 2019, 07:24:17 PM 
Started by indianasmith - Last post by indianasmith
  After listening to the sound track for the last 2 years, I finally got to go see the stage musical in Dallas last night.  Of course, I was prepared to like it anyway, but I was blown away by the quality of the production, by the choreography, the individual performances, and the set itself.  In addition, they had a number of fascinating artifacts from Hamilton's lifetime on display, including authentic letters written and signed by Hamilton, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson.

    If case you haven't followed it at all, HAMILTON is a hip-hop musical based on the life of America's first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton.  Featuring a heavily minority cast to emphasize Hamilton's immigrant status, this production spans the years from 1776-1804, telling the story of Hamilton's rise, fall, and tragic death with snappy lyrics, a healthy dose of humor, and moments of genuine pathos.  I loved the entire production and was in tears by the end.

   Anyone else seen this and care to share any thoughts?

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 on: April 22, 2019, 07:22:45 PM 
Started by A.J. Bauer - Last post by A.J. Bauer

I've never been able to see William H Macy the same way after seeing him in Antichrist

I think you mean Willem Dafoe.

Yeah, I was gonna say.



Lars Von Trier being an idiot and getting banned from Cannes.

(Warning: The cringiest thing you'll ever see)

Kirsten Dunst's reaction is perfect.

"Somebody please shoot me."

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 on: April 22, 2019, 07:17:49 PM 
Started by Ash - Last post by indianasmith
Had sex with someone I wasn't married to.

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 on: April 22, 2019, 07:16:34 PM 
Started by Doggett - Last post by indianasmith
I wonder if Indy has one if these around his house.



DON'T GIVE MY WIFE ANY IDEAS!!

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 on: April 22, 2019, 07:10:34 PM 
Started by A.J. Bauer - Last post by indianasmith
I actually LIKED the HALLOWEEN remake better than the original film.
But yeah, most remakes suck.

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 on: April 22, 2019, 06:32:14 PM 
Started by A.J. Bauer - Last post by Rev. Powell


Lars Von Trier being an idiot and getting banned from Cannes.

(Warning: The cringiest thing you'll ever see)

Kirsten Dunst's reaction is perfect.

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 on: April 22, 2019, 06:29:41 PM 
Started by A.J. Bauer - Last post by Rev. Powell

I've never been able to see William H Macy the same way after seeing him in Antichrist

I think you mean Willem Dafoe.

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