Harvey Promises Basterds Will Not Be Cut
Ah, Harvey Weinstein, always quick with the profane quip. Unwilling to let anyone else dictate the news about Inglourious Basterds-- the movie that pretty much has to save his studio-- Harvey talked to GQ about the rumors that 40 minutes would be cut from the film before it sees domestic release.
"Thereís no fucking way," he said plainly. "Here, read my lips: That is nuts. Please donít even write that, itís insanity. Thereís not even a question of that." But, at the same time, there will be some changes. "What heís doing is just reorganizing some scenes. I mean, the guy had six weeks to cut his movie [for Cannes]; most guys take six months. Most guys take a year."
In conclusion, Weinstein even promises a running time-- "This movie will be between two hours and twenty minutes and two hours and twenty-seven minutes. I donít think itís going to be shorteróitís just a question of rearranging." So is that that? And if so, does Weinstein really think a two-hour-plus World War II movie is going to rescue his studio from bankruptcy?
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