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  • In other words, fifty years ago these displays were so noncontroversial that they could safely be used as a marketing ploy for a big-budget Hollywood movie.

    American Grace

  • There have been thousands of big-budget, highly advertised films that lost millions for studios.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • I think a well-made big-budget movie with significant gay characters would be very successful, at least outside of the Bible Belt US.

    Indie vs Hollywood

  • This thought just struck me, and it's an unpleasant one: Maybe the studios are * right* and a big-budget gay movie is * not* financially viable.

    Indie vs Hollywood

  • The idea that creative risk must be limited to low or mid-priced movie-making where you can in fact lose loads of money while thick-headed reductionism rules the big-budget roost is in fact the very opposite of the truth.

    Mark Kermode: How to make an intelligent blockbuster and not alienate people

  • Universal signed off on the project only after Mr. Berg agreed to first direct "Battleship," a big-budget extrapolation of the board game property, slated for release next spring.

    Hollywood Tries a New Battle Plan

  • "The Debt," a big-budget remake of an obscure 2007 Israeli movie called "Ha-Hov," stars Helen Mirren as Rachel Singer, a former Mossad agent with a guilty conscience over a botched mission to capture a Nazi war criminal in East Berlin.

    After a Long Wait, a Debt Paid

  • The 36-year old Oscar winner, who just wrapped up post-production on her directorial debut and is getting ready to star in the big-budget remake of the Elizabeth Taylor bomb, "Cleopatra," spoke with the Financial Times about the crazy life that she and partner Brad Pitt lead, detailing her approach to balancing raising an international brood of children and keeping an A-List, creatively fulfilling career going.

    Angelina Jolie: Making Fewer Films As I Get Older

  • These big-budget films are what studios call "four quadrant" pictures, because they're equally popular among male and female, young and old and by old, Hollywood means "anyone over 30".

    Making a Panda Talk

  • She points out that the "industrial" big-budget films by which she is now most widely known are no basis on which to judge her interests, much less her personality.

    Tilda Swinton: We need to talk about eccentricity | Observer profile


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