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Buck Wilson
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 - posted 12-04-2016 06:54 PM      Profile for Buck Wilson   Email Buck Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I deliver newspapers for a living. It pays twice as much as my management position at a movie theater I've been at for 10 years. [/bitter]

Anyway, This was the FRONT cover ad for the New York Times. I've never seen anything like it in my 5 years of delivery. The thing is huge. 48"x22".

Sorry for the poor quality photos.

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I love it.

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Mike Blakesley
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 - posted 12-04-2016 09:50 PM      Profile for Mike Blakesley   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Blakesley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well, that looks expensive.

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Martin McCaffery
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 - posted 12-04-2016 10:25 PM      Profile for Martin McCaffery   Author's Homepage   Email Martin McCaffery   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm sure it cost more than my theatre will gross all year.

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Buck Wilson
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 - posted 12-05-2016 02:50 AM      Profile for Buck Wilson   Email Buck Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oh I can't even imagine. Full color, full 8 page COVER ad on the New York Times on a SUNDAY? That's some crazy crazy money there.

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Bobby Henderson
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 - posted 12-05-2016 10:06 AM      Profile for Bobby Henderson   Email Bobby Henderson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Geez. I saw a few ads for the Friday and Sunday New York Times that spanned two full pages when I lived in NYC. But nothing quite like that.
[Eek!]

It's kind of a shame that a huge newspaper ad like that has no big 70mm logo.
[Razz]

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Martin McCaffery
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And not even 3D?!?! Why bother [evil]

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Scott Jentsch
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 - posted 12-05-2016 03:24 PM      Profile for Scott Jentsch   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Jentsch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is the first time I've seen anything resembling a description of the movie. Up until this point, all Paramount has to say is:

quote:
FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney.
The trailer just seems to portray that this is a movie about a very bitter man and his issues with his son and wife.

Maybe I'm just unaware of this "Pulitzer prize-winning play" but it seems like they're leaning too heavily on the fact that Denzel Washington is in it and people should see it because of that fact alone.

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Mike Blakesley
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Well he IS a draw, so there's that.

Generally though when people direct themselves in movies, the movies suck. The one reliable exception is Clint Eastwood.

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Rex Oliver
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 - posted 12-06-2016 03:20 AM      Profile for Rex Oliver   Email Rex Oliver   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That "Fences" ad is sort of clever!

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Jesse Skeen
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 - posted 12-06-2016 05:49 AM      Profile for Jesse Skeen   Email Jesse Skeen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Delivering papers pays more than theaters nowadays? That's pretty sad- I've moved on to accounting, one area where it's actually OK to care mainly about money and little else. [Razz]

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