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Date: 19 Dec 2008 05:02:46
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Subject: Fischer Movie Iced
Despite the challenges of making a biographical movie about the Life
of Times of RJ Fischer, progress on the film stopped this week - as
with many other projects. Hollywood cite turndown in Economny as main
reason. Phil Innes




 
Date: 19 Dec 2008 10:30:32
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: Fischer Movie Iced
On Dec 19, 1:02=A0pm, onech...@comcast.net wrote:
> Despite the challenges of making a biographical movie about the Life
> of Times of RJ Fischer, progress on the film stopped this week - as
> with many other projects. Hollywood cite turndown in Economny as main
> reason. =A0Phil Innes

They were gonna call it "At the Mountains of Madness" or "At the
Mountains of Unsold Tickets" or "The Fischer King" or "Grand Theft
Larseny" od "The Taimanov Syndrome" or "Bobby and Mark and Bent and
Boris."
The man to play Bobby?
Who else could it possibly be but http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0279209/


 
Date: 19 Dec 2008 05:14:59
From:
Subject: Re: Fischer Movie Iced
On Dec 19, 8:02=A0am, onech...@comcast.net wrote:
> Despite the challenges of making a biographical movie about the Life
> of Times of RJ Fischer, progress on the film stopped this week - as
> with many other projects. Hollywood cite turndown in Economny as main
> reason. =A0Phil Innes

here is the NY Times blurb:

Hollywood, it seems, is still trying to get this recession thing
sorted out.

Over the past three months the major studios, their specialty
divisions and some of their biggest independent producers have been
moving toward production with some films that are noticeably more
downbeat than those that have buoyed the marketplace lately.

The mismatch speaks more to the film industry=92s internal dynamics than
to any lack of common sense. Scripts that had been in development for
a year or more were finally judged ready to shoot just as the jolt of
an economic crisis hit the national psyche.

So pictures conceived in the bubble were being born as it burst. That
is leaving studio executives with slightly tougher, more challenging
schedules than they might choose were they to start from scratch today
=97 or forcing them to make difficult choices.

Thus, Universal Pictures now says it is not planning to shoot the once
seemingly imminent =93Bobby Fischer Goes to War,=94 a drama about the 1972
chess showdown between Mr. Fischer and Boris Spassky.