Sunset, Sunrise

With the demise of one film industry legend, Miramax, another begins. I am far too generous to a blog that will more than likely have a culture footprint of an ant.

As the first entry I want to pay homage to the Weinstein Brothers start-up. Miramax was the namesake of the brother’s parents and a force to be reckoned with. With a series of very successful, critically and financial, independent movies, Miramax made a name for itself. The company was influential in the success of Quentin Tarantino and countless others.

As an independent producer and distributor, Miramax worked outside the studio conglomerations but that would soon change in 1993 when the Walt Disney Company purchased the studio.

The departure of the Weinstein Brothers in 2005 and other executive problems made it difficult for Miramax to gain the foothold it once did. Although Miramax is now in the ‘Disney vault’ i hopefully look for a brighter economy when they will bring it back. Until that time i raise a glass to Miramax and some of its greatest hits!

Miramax Logo

Clerks, Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, 54, Shakespeare in Love, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Gangs of New York, Chicago, Kill Bill, Finding Neverland, The Queen, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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