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FredCDobbs

What happened to "The Good German"?

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TCM ran commercials for this film every day for nearly a month, so where is it? It hasn't turned up in my 18-theater town yet.

 

How about you? Has anyone here seen it?

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It got mixed reviews at best and didn't catch on with the public. Lack of nominations may have totally killed it; I'd just wait for the DVD release...

 

The commercials on TCM might just have been an attempt at synergy, since both WB and TCM are part of Time Warner Inc.

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It hasn't played in my town at all either. So many films nowadays come and go with barely a whisper you wonder how anyone makes any money in Hollywood

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It only played for a week near where I live. Only a couple of people were at the showing I was at. I enjoyed seeing it, but Tobey shouldn't have been in it. He wasn't right for the part. Unfortuately I think he is typecast as Spiderman. The movie would only appeal to a narrow group of people. The best thing about the movie was Cate Blanchett.

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For what it's worth, it really didn't look very good in theaters -- Steve Soderbergh isn't a good enough cinematographer to do b&w in a way that truly looks 40's-like.

 

But there's always hope they could make it look better on DVD.

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> It hasn't played in my town at all either. So many

> films nowadays come and go with barely a whisper you

> wonder how anyone makes any money in Hollywood

 

that's simple -- many movies make more in ancilliary markets than they do in their U.S. theatrical release... :)

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Probably looked forward to this picture more than any other this year..I had read the book and the movie package of Soderburgh and Clooney made it look like a gem..

 

I watched an Oscar screener of the picture and it is a total, unequivocal dud. Warner's didn't even screen it for local media in this market.

 

Major league disappointment.

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