I initially thought that. When I started watching it, I thought "man what an idiot". Then I gradually started feeling bad for the guy.
He clearly had some underlying issues. Failed actor, drug addiction. Living amongst grizzlies out in the wild became his raison d'être. It became his life. He hated the world of man. But he was also delusional, trying to impose human values upon the wild, which ultimately led to his "suicide by grizzly bear"
Best quote of the documentary:
But once in a while, Treadwell came face-to-face with the harsh reality of wild nature.
This did not fit into his sentimentalized view that everything out there was good, and the universe in balance and in harmony.
Here I differ with Treadwell. He seemed to ignore the fact that in nature there are predators.
I believe the common character of the universe is not harmony; but chaos, hostility and murder.
You aren't doing it wrong if no one knows what you are doing.
I won't do the three million page loads needed go through the whole list. Especially not after the first item:
Of all the inaccuracies in Braveheart, they chose the date of the kilt? How about "William Wallace wasn't called Braveheart. That was a different guy." Or "Damn near everything in the movie."
In Mel Gibson's defense, those who mocked him for having an Australian rather Scottish accent were wrong too. If William Wallace didn't kill someone for speaking English or making him speak it, he probably spoke it with a French accent.
"Hollywood accounting" is used to declare that some of the biggest hits never actually made money, so that writers and others who get royalties or a percentage of the net profit don't have to be paid.
According to Lucasfilm, Return of the Jedi, despite having earned $475 million at the box office against a budget of $32.5 million, (plus VHS, DVD, Music CD and other revenue) "has never gone into profit." Batman (1989) made $2 billion but never turned a profit. Spider-Man (2002) made more than $800 million, but Stan Lee made nothing on his 10% of the net profits. The Lord of the Rings trilogy made $6 billion at the box office alone, but according to New Line the trilogy made "horrendous losses" and no profit at all.
One way involves "sharing" costs - sets, lawyers and accountants, distribution, marketing, payroll etc. - between an obscure money loser and a hit.
O Really wrote:Sounds like somebody needs better lawyers, agents, union reps reviewing their contracts.
It won't help. "Hollywood Accounting" is institutionalized, both by the industry and the government it pays for. It's been that way for many decades.
Peter Jackson knew all about it, and had as much power as anyone outside of the studio CEOs going into Lord of the Rings. And yet despite the trilogy making $6 billion at the box office alone, New Line declared "horrendous losses", no profit at all, and screwed over Jackson. The average "somebody" won't do any better, and they'll find themselves not getting work if they try.
"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." — H. L. Mencken, July 26, 1920, in The Baltimore Evening Sun