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Movie about Harvey Weinstein -- 23 Years Ago?

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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 04:59 AM
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Twenty-three years ago or so, Swimming with Sharks made an impression with its compelling portrayal by Kevin Spacey of a narcissistic psychopathic movie mogul. A few years later, based on a few month's experience working around Hollywood movers and shakers, I'd say the characters, and story, are close to 100% believable. Outrageous sh** and outrageous people happen in L.A. show business, and to know something of what that means -- and who Harvey Weinstein is -- one should watch and enjoy "Swimming with Sharks".

Working with such a person is not all outrage --only 80% outrage or so -- and this film doesn't address the sex abuse dimension particularly. With that strategic (from a script-writer's perspective) omission, the movie can still be funny.

I don't know if the character was modeled on HW or not, but it might as well as have been. In an interview Spacey commented that "there’s a story that when Harvey Weinstein was at his worst, his assistants would stick a tape of Swimming With Sharks into his VCR".




 
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