Harvey Weinstein Writes A Heartfelt Letter To Errol Morris
For those of you unfamiliar with Errol Morris, here's the short version. Heís an occasional film maker, he won Best Documentary at the 2004 Academy Awards for his film The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, and apparently is not a very good salesperson. At least, Harvey Weinstein doesnít think so.
Morris put together a great documentary in 1988 called The Thin Blue Line and like any good documentarian, made an appearance on NPR in an attempt to promote his film. Maybe he sold it well, and maybe he didnít, but one man he didnít sell was Harvey Weinstein, the head of distributor Miramax at the time. Weinstein wrote Morris a letter telling him just how boring and terrible a performer he is and that he better bone up or heíll ďhire an actor in New York to pretend the heís Errol Morris.Ē
Itís hard not to laugh at just how ridiculous the letter is. Harvey Weinsteinís temper has a reputation of its own and you can smell the douchebag emanating from the computer as you read this. The letter is 21 years-old so I guess ErrolMorris.com felt itís been long enough that this wonít open any wounds between him and the mega-producer, even in the face of Weinsteinís economic woes. Give it a read for a bit of film industry humor to start your day.
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