Despite Earlier Hassle with Disney, Miramax Will Back Moore's Newest Film
Miramax is proceeding with plans to back Michael Moore's next documentary about the American health care system and to distribute it once it's completed, Daily Variety reported today (Wednesday), citing no sources. Disney CEO Michael Eisner has apparently not indicated whether he plans to nix the new film, titled Sicko, as he did Moore's previous film, Fahrenheit 9/11. If he does, Variety observed, it could further jeopardize the already fragile relationship that exists between Eisner and Miramax Co-chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein.
'Fahrenheit' Gets Warm Reception by U.S. Troops in Iraq
Although Fahrenheit 9/11 has been widely condemned by conservative commentators as a device to undermine the U.S. public's support for American troops in Iraq, the film, now widely available on DVD, has become a big hit among the troops themselves, the Christian Science Monitor reported today (Wednesday). "Everyone's watching it," a Marine corporal in Ramadi told the newspaper. "It's shaping a lot of people'