bush a threat to...disneyworld?
While filmmaker/author Michael Moore's new documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 is headed into competition in this month's Cannes film festival, its North American distribution is apparently being blocked by the bigwigs over @ Disney, parent company of the film's distributor Miramax. Page one of today's New York Times is reporting that the Mouse House's rational for preventing the film's American release has to do w/tax breaks for its theme parks & other interests in Florida, where brother Jeb rules supreme. Can you believe this sh**?!?
It will have to be seen if any of this nonsense will really keep people from seeing Fahrenheit 9/11, the follow-up to Moore's Oscar-winning Bowling For Columbine, but I could see how this may simply garner more attention, press & hype for the film, which was initially scheduled to enter theaters this summer to capitalize on the election-year political climate. And knowing Moore, he'll just make a huge fuss over the whole censorship issue & make it even more of a "must-see" movie (read his brief statement @ his website). Perhaps such potential demand (& potential box office) will convince Miramax to look elsewhere for a distributor, so that audiences can see the film before this fall's election.
First Clear Channel fires Howard Stern, then Sinclair Broadcasting refuses to air Nightline, and now this bullsh**...what the f**k is happening in this country?!?