If you want your film to make more money, just get a Best Picture Oscar. The ‘Hurt Locker’ recently earned the distinction of being one of the lowest grossing films to win Best Picture. The film seems to be making up for that in DVD sales. It has managed to make the top 10 rental list each week. Interestingly, the ‘Hurt Locker’ is also returning to theaters following the Oscar win. Double the venue, double the money?
Why can’t all divorced couples keep this healthy a relationship? After the ‘Hurt Locker’ producer was banned from the Oscars for campaigning for votes, James Cameron defended Kathryn Bigelow (the director of ‘Hurt Locker’), stating that the producer’s actions don’t reflect at all on Kathryn Bigelow’s integrity. Here’s my question: when Cameron says over and over again on the talk show circuit that he wants the Best Picture Oscar for Avatar, isn’t that “campaigning?” Don’t all these guys do this? Where’s the line? I guess you just can’t email Academy members directly and ask for votes. You have to be much sneakier about it.