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Does Warner really know?

AngryDwarf
The Shire

Oct 23 2010, 7:47pm


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Does Warner really know? [In reply to] Can't Post

 
I'm not so sure that Warner would actually care very much for the secret wishes of some fans.
For them it would not matter what some "fans" want unless they risk a major PR disaster!

Compared to the vast crowd of paying customers, a few fans, especially as long as they stay silent and passive, will not matter for their business decisions!

But back to your main question:

I highly doubt that PJ or the technical stuff can do anything significant to influence the decision making at this point!

The government could cough up a couple of millions to "ease" some decision - but they can't really change anything and even offering to change laws cannot actually be considered in the decisions by 'Warner that have to be made right now, since it would take time (years?) of parliamentary process, have an unsure result (will it actually pass?), and simply won't be in time to be of any significance right NOW when now is the time these decisions have to be made.

The only ones, I think, who could actually do something (except for the fans to threaten to cause an uprising and a PR and box office disaster!) would be the actors.
The actors in NZ and worldwide (since the blacklisting was an internationally organized union boycott call!) to state in a convincing manner that they, the actors, would never follow any boycott call concerning The Hobbit, would undermine and thwart any further attempt to do so and would even risk internal repression from unions in order to safeguard the making of The Hobbit in NZ, if any "union" ever would dare to threaten the production of The Hobbit again.

But how likely is that?

And that the Whipping Guy has left the country only tells me that he:
a) has done the damage he could
b) is not really interested in cleaning up or even only calming down the mess he has caused.

(He might not have achieved his goals but he sure as hell gives a s#*t about the consequences of his campaign!)

What anybody can do?

I think it's definitely down to the good will of Warner and whether they will predominantly listen to their accounting numbers or the spirit of a movie.
(And guess how bleak that perspective looks!)

The only ones (apart from "all" the individual actors worldwide) who have not already thrown everything in they have, are the fans worldwide.

The prospect audience of The Hobbit is the only group that (publicly) remained silent until now and it's the only group that could actually significantly still matter now to influence Warners decisions!
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Subject User Time
Nationwide Rally to Keep The Hobbit in New Zealand News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Oct 23 2010, 6:43am
    Absolutely brilliant editing. // macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Oct 23 2010, 12:05pm
    like the page Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero Oct 23 2010, 12:13pm
    Very well done! Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 23 2010, 12:55pm
        I have this vision..... ranger123 Send a private message to ranger123 Oct 23 2010, 1:33pm
    excellent! Nesse Send a private message to Nesse Oct 23 2010, 2:14pm
    With you from across the globe! gilgalad80 Send a private message to gilgalad80 Oct 23 2010, 2:34pm
    We need to join the Ralley. Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Oct 23 2010, 3:39pm
        We need to rally our voices! AngryDwarf Send a private message to AngryDwarf Oct 23 2010, 7:51pm
    This video Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Oct 23 2010, 4:06pm
    That is SO good! CINE Send a private message to CINE Oct 23 2010, 5:59pm
    Brilliant editing! Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Oct 23 2010, 6:13pm
    So, it boils down to what? Doriath Send a private message to Doriath Oct 23 2010, 6:19pm
        They need to hear from US! AngryDwarf Send a private message to AngryDwarf Oct 23 2010, 6:46pm
            Yes, I'm sure Doriath Send a private message to Doriath Oct 23 2010, 6:55pm
                Does Warner really know? AngryDwarf Send a private message to AngryDwarf Oct 23 2010, 7:47pm
                    nicely spelled out Doriath Send a private message to Doriath Oct 23 2010, 7:58pm
                        Maybe we should form a... SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 23 2010, 7:59pm
                            ... fellowship? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Oct 23 2010, 8:18pm
                                roflmao // Tim Send a private message to Tim Oct 23 2010, 8:20pm
                    The fans don't matter too much in the great scheme of things Flagg Send a private message to Flagg Oct 23 2010, 8:35pm
                    Sad but true Doriath Send a private message to Doriath Oct 24 2010, 6:36pm
    How about calling for a boycott .... AngryDwarf Send a private message to AngryDwarf Oct 23 2010, 6:35pm
    Geez, where is everyone? Doriath Send a private message to Doriath Oct 23 2010, 7:29pm
        Nice show of international solidarity Melilot Send a private message to Melilot Oct 23 2010, 9:53pm
    Let's set records! Doriath Send a private message to Doriath Oct 23 2010, 8:05pm
    Absolutely!!! What a great idea!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 23 2010, 10:10pm
    GO NEW ZEALAND!!!! Glaurung63 Send a private message to Glaurung63 Oct 23 2010, 11:04pm
    wish I lived in NZ Aeroniel Send a private message to Aeroniel Oct 23 2010, 11:52pm
    WOW - that brought tears to my eyes! ... Elven Send a private message to Elven Oct 24 2010, 8:45am
        Looking forward to it. Pioneer Send a private message to Pioneer Oct 24 2010, 10:44am

 
 
 

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