Quote of the Day: Mauled by the herd

Each year the film industry sacrifices one of its blockbusters to the movie gods, in the hope that its other releases will be spared the vicious lash of mass opprobrium. This year the designated victim was Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Anne Billson

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2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: Mauled by the herd

  1. Mikael

    That was very interesting. I remember seeing ads for Heaven’s Gate in paper back in the day, and also the almost religious condemnation of it. I have yet to see it. Admittedly, I have a long list of films I “should” see some day. I didn’t even know what the film was about until now! It was almost like a forbidden thought. Propaganda is strong.

  2. Paul Post author

    I have never seen Heaven’s Gate either. And when it came out — and for a long time afterwards — the only thing I knew about it was that everyone thought it was terrible.

    I should go back and watch it one of these days.

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