Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Titanic Finally Sunk in Croatia

When Croatian distributors made last-minute decision to postpone Two Towers opening for one month, their idea was to milk as much Harry Potter 2 as possible and prevent those films from competing with each other. The decision proved to be the right one. The winner of 2002 OFCS awards broke weekly box-office records in Croatia with 61,620 theatre admissions, thus beating the previous record of Titanic with its 53,741 admissions.

I have yet to watch Two Towers, but I must say that I'm glad that Titanic got dethroned. Popularity and critical success of James Cameron's manipulative tear-jerker at the expense of much better movies was one of the greatest artistic injustices of 1990s.

New Afghanistan – Taleban Lite?

Supreme Court of Afghanistan has ruled that the cable television should be banned on the entire territory of that country. Although somewhat less severe than the rulings of their Taleban predecessors who didn't tolerate television in any form, this decision looks familiar.


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