It gets back to the sacredness of the "art" of filmmaking which really just doesn't exist in Hollywood.
I don't exactly agree with this, either.
And there seems to be people Weinstein leaves alone, like Tarantino. Though when Weinstein is able to cut a Scorsese film, that does say something.
I've never bought into that as QT likes to self-mythologize, so when he says "it wasn't harvey's decision" (which he's done very often) I tend to doubt the truthiness of the statement.
Wasn't the theatrical cut of Inglorious Basterds Harvey's decision? I recall that during the Cannes premiere it received mixed reviews and was a bit, perhaps considerably, longer. Correct?
Apprently, according to the critics who were at Cannes, the cuts are nearly identical, except for a shot scene added to the film where Fassbender meets the Basterds in a basement. And that was apparently Tarantino's decision. I feel like if Tarantino didn't get his way, he wouldn't be working with Weinstein still after all these years.
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