Miramax Is Gone, Remember The Good Times
Itís a sad day for movie fans. Miramax is officially dead. The Disney owned indie brand has been in trouble for some time now. Truthfully things havenít been right since the companyís founders, Bob and Havey Weinstein, left the label in 2005 to start up The Weinstein Company free of Disneyís influence. Itís been a fast, downward slide since then. Today Disney turnís out the companyís lights, putting 80 people out of work, and closing the door on an unforgettable era.
Miramax, more than any other studio, was the 90s. Itís founders, the Weinstein Brothers, loved and reviled, changed the face of cinema in that decade by discovering new indie talent and taking it from the underground into the mainstream. Miramax made independent film profitable, and now itís not, and the companyís gone. But without Miramax would we have Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Kevin Smith, Alex Proyas, Robert Rodriguez, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck? Maybe not. Miramaxís movies were more than profitable, they were influential. They changed the game for everyone, and for a brief point in time, they were the center of Hollywoodís universe.
Say goodbye by remembering the Miramax movies that moved you. Hereís just a few of my favorites:
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