Friday, January 29, 2010

The End of Miramax

Today we officially bid farewell to Miramax, the company first founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein with the names of their parents' Miriam and Max. Disney has officially closed the offices of the company who was responsible for introducing Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh and Kevin Smith into the mainstream. Yes, without for Miramax, they probably wouldn't have found their stay in Hollywood, at least not so soon. It is a sad day for indie films indeed, when such a renowned indie company with more than 30 years of history is made to shut down production. You can catch two of its last releases opening this week, Robert De Niro's Everybody's Fine and Clive Owen's The Boys Are Back.
Thank you, Miramax, for all those wonderful years of film.

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