Peter Bart Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Peter Bart Quotes and Sayings

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    A green-light meeting is when the decision is made finally whether or not to make a given picture. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon: High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S. and overseas - this past summer, for example, the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    Historically, filmmakers always fall in love with every frame, but now that even neophytes are given final cut, this love affair carries with it serious economic implications. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    I wasn't hanging around the movie theaters in New York where I grew up, a Manhattan brat. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    It really hasn't been demonstrated at any level by any major corporation that it can nurture what is euphemistically called creativity. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage; it's the ultimate example of too much information. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    One of Brando's problems is that he can't have a conversation with anyone. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    Study the public behavior of top stars and you can detect a keen attentiveness to brand value. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    Substantially fewer films will be produced over the next year or two. And a significant portion of the production costs of the reduced slate will be borne by hedge funds and other investment groups. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    That's how you get surprises, because what movies are all about is surprises. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate town resides in the creative process. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    The green-light decision process today consists of maybe of 30 or 40 people. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    The green-light meeting, when I first started at Paramount, would consist of maybe three or four of us in a room. Perhaps two or three of us would have read the script under discussion. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    The major media companies are significantly reducing their financial commitment to the motion picture sector. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    The model today is that as much as 70 percent of the financing of the picture would come from overseas. Now we're beginning to run out of suckers, because there are not that many people overseas who are willing to put up more than half the money for a movie. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open, there's little evidence that society has become more open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF
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    We're going to see a very, very commercial kind of picture-making. Peter Bart | Refcard PDF






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