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« on: June 09, 2003, 11:24:07 AM »
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Something that's always stumped me: how did PDL cost over $20 million? Was it Sandler's salary, 'cause otherwise I can't see it...
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2003, 02:12:23 PM »
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I have a feeling that the film actually only cost $10 million, and PTA pocketed the rest

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2003, 02:20:03 PM »
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...for coke money. That's what I was thinking.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2003, 02:31:31 PM »
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I have a feeling that the film actually only cost $10 million, and PTA pocketed the rest


Yeah, and the producer went "Where did all that money go Paul?"....Paul answered wisely (as always) "Them plungers weren't exactly cheap!"

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2003, 02:46:12 PM »
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Add up Sandler, PSH, and Emily Watson's salaries and then make an inexpensive Hollywood production around 'em and you got your 20 mill' right there.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2003, 02:47:43 PM »
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I have a feeling that the film actually only cost $10 million, and PTA spent the rest on Big Macs...


... is what you shoulda said.

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2003, 02:54:59 PM »
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I guess the moving of the cast and crew to Hawaii can't have been cheap either...
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2003, 02:56:35 PM »
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Yeah, but almost $30 mill... I mean, Magnolia cost the same as this?? Magnolia was like War And Peace to it's Tv Guide.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2003, 03:00:33 PM »
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i emailed greg aroudn the time it was released to ask him this and i believe he said in the 25-35 million range.  (i guess the official figure is not one being shouted from the rooftops).  but, perhaps with the whole first week or two of shooting completely scrapped maybe that sent a modest budget skyrocketing upwards a bit?
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2003, 03:02:28 PM »
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The coupons were expired, so the prop master had to pay full price for all that prop pudding.
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2003, 03:08:11 PM »
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Yeah, but almost $30 mill... I mean, Magnolia cost the same as this?? Magnolia was like War And Peace to it's Tv Guide.


Magnolia had a much bigger budget, didn't it????.....just curious

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2003, 03:12:53 PM »
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I think it was budgeted at 30 and came in around 34, and pdl came in at the higher 20's, but y'know, what's an extra couple mill here and there. I guess my point was that pdl looks like it cost $5 compared to Magnolia...I wanna know where the money went. Seriously, does anyone know Sandler's salary for this flick?
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2003, 03:47:56 PM »
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I will not refer to Big Macs. I have vowed never to make another fast food comment again.

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2003, 03:51:48 PM »
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Dammit, you must take that back. The fast food stuff always made my day. First time you post in one of my threads, and you don't even use your shtick. Please. More analogies. I loved 'em.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2003, 03:52:14 PM »
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does anyone know Sandler's salary for this flick?


i believe sandler's salary was 7 million dollars.  

i think MAGNOLIA cost 34 or 37 million dollars.  i remember PTA saying something about the amiee mann's save me video was the most expensive music video ever made because they made it during the production of MAGNOLIA.  funny guy, that PTA is, funny guy!
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