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 1. The difficulty of choosing between marriage partners is similar to that of choosing between a stock that looks great and is one of the best performers and a stock that has weathered many weaknesses in the income and balance sheet, and business model and is in the middle of the performance pack. The price performance of the one is likely to have shown positive continuations — a bullish trend followers dream — and the other is likely to have shown many a positive reversal.

2. Reviewers are more likely to favor a movie based on characters from prison or a mental institution than one that is based on characters that are intelligent, successful, and Ivy League graduates.

3. The difficulties and travails of getting funding to launch a movie is similar to those that every fund manager faces in launching his hedge fund or investment vehicle.

7. The limited budgets of independent films makes the buyer of clothes a key figure as he/she shops for bargains that fit the script.

9. The key to a successful film is not only to have a good script, and director, and talent, and marketing, but to have all the talent promote the film and believe in it after it's in the bag.

Alex Castaldo adds:

The film The Romantics was reviewed by Kyle Smith in The New York Post.

It has a web site www.theromanticsmovie.com like any film nowadays, with pictures and snippets.

It is showing in Los Angeles at The Landmark , 10850 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. In New York at Regal Union Square 14 , 850 Broadway, New York NY 10003.


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  1. steve on September 12, 2010 1:55 pm

    On Point one. A marriage is the most ironclad contract in the world. When one considers marriage one should try to look ahead 10 years or more and picture what your spouse will be like then.

    On Point two: Reviewers love sympathic characters and historical persons such as Sean Penn in Milk assassinated and Forrest Whitaker in The King of Scotland. They also embrace anything from Woody Allen and deaing with bohemianism.

    On Point three: Unless it is animated or has a bankable star such as Pitt, Jolie and such funding is nearly impossible on a grand scale.

    On Point four: Juno as a template comes to mind. Ultra simplistic yet very successful at the box office. Sometimes the less complicated the better. Rocky also is a great example.
    The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke was great yet made to scale.

    Point five: Selling a small budget movie requires a commitment such as that from this current President. Come from nowhere, utilize the benefits of low-cost promotion and get on every single talk show, esp Oprah and nightime cable show possible and shamellesly promote the hell out of it. A great back office team helps.

    Good luck in the success of the film. I hope it garners much recognition.

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