Harvey Weinstein Turned Down The President!

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Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has emerged as the man most capable of getting quality films off the ground and into the stratosphere.

As a result, everyone on earth hits him up with their screenplay, their ideas, their can't-miss proposals.

Including Obama!

Weinstein told an interviewer that the President sent him a spy novel, saying he should make it into a movie.

Maybe it was a suspenser about a President being forced to present his birth certificate. Just guessing.

Whatever it was, it didn't result in a deal.

Relates Weinstein, jovially, "I sent him an email back saying he was the most overqualified book scout I've ever had."

Amazing story.

But two thoughts:

*Couldn't Obama just film the spy novel himself with all the money Weinstein's donated to his campaign?

*Now we know the pecking order of American power. The President pitches to the movie mogul!

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bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

Everytime I see him on the street he looks like he wants to fuck me, just sayin'. 

Musto
Musto

Did someone not know that I regularly use humor and hyperbole in my work and have done so since day one?

Did someone think I really feel a movie mogul has more power than a President (though I feel movie moguls are pretty powerful, mind you--especially in MY life)?

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Don't get your knickers in a twist, Montgomery. Lighten up, fer Crissakes.

Mr. Weinstein knows that Mr. Musto's column and blog are gossip/entertainment-oriented. And as such, humor is an important ingredient.

I support President Obama, too -- who wouldn't, given The Three Stooges as an alternative? --  but I have a sneaking suspicion that the President himself was being at least halfway humorous with his book suggestion.

Montgomery Frazier
Montgomery Frazier

This was ARROGANTLY DIRESPECTFUL of Mr. Weinstein to embarrass the President by relating that story. Mr. Weinstein just went down in my esteem gauge by conveying that. It was unnecessary and beneath him to do so and what purpose did it serve...to show the world what a "BIG SHOT he's become? Ahh, how we believe our own omnipotence and self importance! Plus, to compare what a movie mogul does, to what a President does everyday.....is just wrong! I hardly doubt the President expected Mr. Weinstein to act on his spy movie suggestion and especially to relate it to the media during his election year. If Mr. Weinstien has reportedly donated so much money to President Obama's campaign, then doesn't recanting useless trivia like that defeat and negate his own efforts, especially when everythiing nowadays is blown out of proportion and distorted in the media and on Twitter et al? "Pecking order", my a--! Remember, Mr. Weinstein's power is, as is the President's, derived from "We The People" and if "We The People" choose not to watch his films anymore...then Harvey who?? There are so many other moguls who have his power, who wouldn't have embarrassed the President in this fashion. Speilberg, Geffen, Diller, etc. Mr. Weinstein you are not the only game in town...although I do like your movies, but how about not being so full of yourself...Remember when John Lennon was misquoted for stating that the "Beatles were bigger than Jesus"?,.. this kinda' reminds me of that brand of self-important arrogance! Maybe your interview was taken out of context...or was a glib exaggeration, on that thought I shall give you a reprieve as if you really care!Montgomery Frazier "The Image Guru" and Supporter of President Obama

Montgomeryfrazier
Montgomeryfrazier

This was ARROGANTLY DIRESPECTFUL of Mr. Weinstein to embarrass the President by relating that story.  Mr. Weinstein just went down in my esteem gauge by conveying that.  It was unnecessary and beneath him to do so and what purpose did it serve...to show the world what a "BIG SHOT he's become?  Ahh, how we believe our own omnipotence and self importance!

Plus, to compare what a movie mogul does, to what a President does everyday.....is just wrong! I hardly doubt the President expected Mr. Weinstein to act on his spy movie suggestion and especially to relate it to the media during his election year. If Mr. Weinstien has reportedly donated so much money to President Obama's campaign, then doesn't recanting useless trivia like that defeat and negate his own efforts, especially when everythiing nowadays is blown out of proportion and distorted in the media and on Twitter et al? 

"Pecking order", my a--!  Remember, Mr. Weinstein's power is, as is the President's, derived from "We The People" and if "We The People" choose not to watch his films anymore...then Harvey who?? There are so many other moguls who have his power, who wouldn't have embarrassed the President in this fashion. Speilberg, Geffen, Diller, etc.  Mr. Weinstein you are not the only game in town...although I do like your movies, but how about not being so full of yourself...

Remember when John Lennon was misquoted for stating that the "Beatles were bigger than Jesus"?,.. this kinda' reminds me of that brand of self-important arrogance! Maybe your interview was taken out of context...or was a glib exaggeration, on that thought I shall give you a reprieve  as if you really care!

Montgomery Frazier "The Image Guru" and Supporter of President Obama

Morque
Morque

Good point. I bet it would be a great movie. He should just film it, even if he didn't read it. It's not like Obama pitches movies every five minutes.

Voxpop
Voxpop

well the IMPORTANT question is,,,did harvey READ the spy novel?

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