Notes for Sketch #8: Hollywood($)
1. Inspired by this news article by Andy Bromage from the New Haven Advocate.
2. “You talking to me?” –Travis Bickle, as played Robert De Nero from the movie: Taxi Driver (1976). One of Robert’s most memorable scenes:
3. “In spite of all his imperfections…I”m a FAN OF MAN!!! I’m a humanist. Maybe the last humanist.” –The Devil, as played by Al Pacino in the movie: Devil’s Advocate (1997). One of his best performances. Judge for yourself: 4. “I will crush them.” –Jim Amann, a candid moment with a left-wing internet blogger. Besides being arrogant, apparently they also don’t like him for supporting Joe Lieberman. A video link:
5. Currently, there are (2) states experimenting with this idea of ‘Hollywood East‘ which creates tax incentives for studios to film here. I believe Massachusetts is the original state. Beginning in July 1, 2006, Connecticut followed suit.
6. ‘This note is not for legal bribes.’ Normally, a bribe is given to coax someone to bypass a law. In this case, money is legally bribing production studios to bypass the laws of economics.
7. One of the movies filmed in Connecticut is Righteous Kill (2008) starring Robert De Niro & Al Pacino which grossed a total of $78 million. For comparison, another movie staring these two stars is Heat (1995) grossing over $187 million worldwide.