Crix don’t cow Crowe

'Elizabethtown' preems in Gotham

Though “Elizabethtown” was doused in showers of negative feedback last month at the Toronto Film Festival, weather conditions were sunny and breezy Monday at the Paramount pic’s Gotham preem — where writer-helmer Cameron Crowe was not at all fazed by the criticism.

“I didn’t want to push back the deadline of the festivals,” Crowe said, backing up his decision to showcase an unfinished version of the pic to the Toronto, and later Venice and Deauville, crowds. “I didn’t think I had the power to do that.

“I thought, let’s leave the editing rooms open a week after the festivals are over because it will be good to take a break and come back and maybe do a tweak or two on the new cut,” Crowe said. “So we came back and had (the film) done in two days, independent of anybody’s opinion. That’s just the way this one worked out.”

Paramount execs also decided to take the critical response in stride.

“We had no reaction to (Toronto) in terms of what Paramount’s position was,” Par’s Gail Berman said. “You have to sort of absorb the blows and just move on.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading