Saturday, February 19, 2005

When a Film Collapses: "Eucalyptus"

The New York Times > Movies > Peril of Star Power Is Seen in Collapse of a Fox Film

Moviemaking is a rough business. The pitfalls are legion: hijacked creative control, unchecked egos, failed financing, among many others. It's a story as old as Hollywood...

This article discusses the recent collapse of the planned-film Eucalyptus. Intended as an "art house" project to revive the Australian film industry, Eucalyptus is a study in what goes wrong when a superstar (in this case, Russell Crowe) signs on to make a small film

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