November 28, 2004

HERE’S AN INTERESTING TIDBIT ABOUT ALEXANDER: It was subsidized by the French government:

Jeunet had pointed out that director Oliver Stone’s Alexander the Great received funding from the French government despite not being filmed in France or in French.

Judging by the reviews, I don’t think the return on that investment is going to be very good.

UPDATE: Hmm. I wonder if this Barbie movie — and matching robot cat, Serafina — got French subsidies: “Whenever her on-screen counterpart appears during the DVD film ‘Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper,’ the $40 furball starts to purr and chat — and she can do it in French, too ..” reports PrestoPundit. Hey, it would be a better investment than Alexander — Barbie’s a proven performer.