Flags/Letters cont’d

It’s been a hunker-down week for Clint Eastwood‘s two Iwo Jima films. Flags of Our Fathers (Dreamamount, 10.20) was screened for a tight little group yesterday, but if any press people were invited I wasn’t told about it. (Not that I made a big deal about finding out.) The first Left Coast journo showing apparently won’t be happening until next week. And Warner Bros., apparently, continued to explore and negotiate and re-examine all over again what date will be best for the release of Letters From Iwo Jima, Eastwood’s Japanese-soldier war film intended to complement Flags. Dither, dither, dither.

  • Mike Ock

    I love it when Jeff doesn’t get invited to these things, just so I can read about it on this site.
    It’s one of my guilty pleasures. Jeff is apparently the Rodney Dangerfield of journalism.

  • http://www.hollywood-elsewhere.com jeffreywells

    Wells to Mike Ock: I said this in another posting, but when you have a moment, please e-mail me the portion(s) of the above piece that express a Dangerfield mentality. I’m trying to portray what things are like in the world I’m living in on a day-to-day, hour-to-hour basis. You don’t seem to be getting this column’s frequency. If you were at a party and happened to meet me and ask what’s doing, Imight pass along what I wrote about the recent screening situation is what I would tell you. And you wouldn’t recoil and say to yourself, “Wow, what a Rodney Dangerfield he’s turning into!” You’d say, like any reasonably polite party chatter, “Hmmmm, yeah…interesting.” And maybe you’d chime in with something you’ve heard or ask a question or whatever.

  • tholl-yung

    To any publicist reading this: Please don’t ban Jeff Wells from screenings. Every single movie coming out in the next several months is on my radar infinitely more because of this site than it would ever be if he didn’t write good, bad or indifferent things about it and give people a chance to do verbal battle. He’s got an audience that keeps coming back because they want their brain cells sparked by repartee, and I’m sure it’s a worldwide audience. If he had gone last night to Flags, I’m sure he’d honor the ban in place, and since he didn’t go, he can talk about being shut out. If you want me to think about your movies, please let Jeff come to your screenings.

  • T.H.Ung

    To any publicist reading this: Please don’t ban Jeff Wells from screenings. Every single movie coming out in the next several months is on my radar infinitely more because of this site than it would ever be if he didn’t write good, bad or indifferent things about it and give people a chance to do verbal battle. He’s got an audience that keeps coming back because they want their brain cells sparked by repartee, and I’m sure it’s a worldwide audience. If he had gone last night to Flags, I’m sure he’d honor the ban in place, and since he didn’t go, he can talk about being shut out. If you want me to think about your movies, please let Jeff come to your screenings.