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You know the folks at Goldman Sachs are not the only ones who have a lot invested Mark Zuckerberg is FaceBook Columbia Pictures.
Is hoping the social network -- will bring them the biggest prize in Hollywood.
A best picture Oscar now it's been a leave -- at time since Columbia landed that prize could best finally been a year.
What does that mean financially for still.
Let's ask -- man.
Who once ran Columbia Pictures media entertainment analyst -- over Peter I have been in your house at your office and I have seen those Oscars and those beautiful pictures you have up there.
Why is Colombia had such a drought.
Because you left right.
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Now I -- I think it's a misnomer I think really.
The reality is nobody votes for the studio behalf of the picture.
And picture that made -- generally by picture makers.
And that's studio had a number of satellite companies Sony Pictures Classics that 13 -- 45 or six and gamble and tristar which was just the satellite company.
That 145 of them so the idea of -- -- me hear the -- of their -- got that we have one for us that's not gonna get any votes it's only the picture's gonna get police.
-- before we came up that first segment did you just blows on Obama are right now Columbia.
I didn't via FaceBook is.
-- fabulous step picture how do you start up until it jump -- -- -- -- -- as I want to pretend who's going to be the best -- But if you have ten big pass pictures doesn't have sort of dilute the whole thing.
Like so much it -- eliminated -- yellow juice and reality is that -- right there aren't enough to pick five Brett.
You are dead you do you want it's hard enough to pick five -- -- and my vision -- then you're really thinking about what other films garner awards you probably didn't see all fan so I think it was a masterful move.
On the part of the academy to -- television ratings by trying to draw are in the big all normally would get avoided.
By the voters.
All right so.
Social network inside.
You know what do you think I mean is this is this Oscar because of the potential wind really don't lie to me.
Yeah I think it's probably good that the post position is probably about the the one that's got the post position because -- -- in actuality it said an adult film directed at a young subject matter FaceBook and all the FaceBook proponents down so what does have a chance and -- a week you have very -- do you really that's the truth we've got the picture that's -- often that.
King's Speech -- like a master -- into play in draft another movie well I have beautifully acted beautifully acted.
But you know it's hardly cinematic really -- -- very much and the idea that these are the two leading contenders.
In a business that's supposed to be ten -- domestic and twenty million foreign.
Pretty strange you know our.
-- -- -- -- -- wasn't gonna seeds that you said it was being done in dragon -- like buy tickets.
I had the bigger issue here is that -- We have all these young directors I -- -- it -- I was looking at this you know divot on Stephen Black Swan is his 41 and and Tom Hooper from King's Speech to 38.
Is -- like the new guard this is new robot guard to a younger hipper -- directors.
Probably noon meal but it's a reflection of what happens each generation once they're on the generation executives -- -- of the agency under the act of the young got the audience is younger so they want their own this has happened many many times in the seventies.
Nearly seven he went from could be influencing -- paint your wagon.
Through Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson -- on a motorcycle officer we had young filmmakers so this -- happened before and it continues to happen again just that the confluence.
Of a lot of them at once makes you think it's a tsunami is actually a natural course of things.
It's global warming global -- -- global warming global -- Right now the change and these young filmmakers a -- -- Yet more about an approach and attack in the marketplace even on the big giant film down the studios are going to younger -- filmmakers.
I'd like Chris Nolan -- -- inception.
You know I guess I just think it's a fabulous I -- to see it twice just to figure out you know the whole thing.
And maybe that's just my bad.
But inception is a good -- -- -- -- got -- Clinton out yet you really -- it's a big picture it's something that you're really lends itself to high depth in the Lady Gaga is go to all of -- sudden at 3-D actually IMAX type of thing.
Bob but is it because so much computer generated stuff to get prejudiced against you know what -- -- actors in the economy.
Well you know really -- really right about that you know would a good ol' fashioned words in the page have been hijacked by special effects and 3-D and stadium seating.
And big budgets and all the noise -- the power that these films required to make an event films.
And really it's not a great thing because when the -- a -- the real resonance of -- movie and the value over time I think is different.
What really is true is that you have to be an event today in the marketplace to get butts in -- because those -- on a being won by plasma screens by streaming.
By you know the 83 DHD -- rise so the company -- that you need those big -- Geez I got to -- little picture of butts at home about Tom -- who is who did did -- King's Speech.
Not -- instances stutter this fabulous movie it was a wonderful story no CGI know you know bombs blown up -- -- -- take that as a good ol' heart tugging at wonderful emotional story today -- a chance.
Yeah well look slum dog millionaire one you know or a Bollywood film would have done and was all -- words in the Coen Brothers film no country -- -- had no.
Special effects really and you do you -- the last two or three films won because the words in the paper remember the Oscar academy -- -- I'm not forty million vote is 6000 little less than 6000 voters out tend to be older.
Tend to be more up.
Now if you'll condition George conservative.
They are the incumbent they're not the challenge of the insurgent they tend to vote more in that direction and words on the page is still a powerful pull for them.
Well you know what I always -- -- -- you like the movie god that we can do -- Tenaris we can't do it for ten hours Cuba but by the way I think -- aware that this might call.
Great to have you on is always a.
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