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  1. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    I suppose it is but I think the movie is made in a way to support an extended runtime with audience immersion. It’s not really paced in such a way to be split apart hour by hour - it depends on you getting caught up in the momentum of it and keeping track of who characters are, where they are...
  2. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    But the thing for me about seeing it in a theater was that I found myself transported by the film in a way I don’t think I would have been in smaller chunks on TV at home. I think the story will work fine on both platforms but I’m not sure the audiences will “feel” the movie the same way at...
  3. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    I think this project could work in both formats. That happened with one of Quentin Tarantino‘s films, I forget which, where there’s a movie version and a miniseries version.
  4. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    I would much rather applaud the intentions and ambitions behind this project than to take glee in it not being the runaway financial success that was probably never in the cards to begin with. Frankly, I think some of the glee being taken in its underperformance is unseemly. A lot of the same...
  5. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    Fortunately, the plan was never for the film to recoup its expenses solely at the domestic box office. Of course (and I know you know this Tino, I’m picking on the website you’re quoting, not you), “Film breaks even with combination of domestic grosses, international sales and subscription...
  6. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    I don’t think the industry turned its back on Coppola with regards to Megalopolis. He wanted a major studio to commit to a $100+ million production budget and a $100+ million advertising spend. He shopped the script around for years and none of the studios felt what they read on the page would...
  7. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    I think it’s in part an unfortunate side effect of real journalism being replaced with the new clickbait economy where the only way to generate revenue is to get people to click on a page with embedded ads that pay a fraction of a cent for each click. That means if you’re a publisher, you need...
  8. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    Tremendously enjoyable first part. I got exactly what I wanted out of it - I felt transported. Can’t ask for more.
  9. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    Anecdotally, scheduling your own long TV watch at home can be simpler than following someone else’s schedule for attending a long screening. I’m the primary care parent for two young children. I can’t go out to catch a movie until after their bedtime, which is around 8pm. From opening...
  10. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    You and I both rely on Robert for western recommendations :)
  11. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    As far as I’m concerned that’s the highest praise a western can get!
  12. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    I’m looking forward to catching this, hopefully on Monday. The length and scheduled showtimes until then aren’t working for my schedule but the Monday 8pm looks promising!
  13. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    Inside Out 2 is also making a fortune and may be held over on premium screens as well. Horizon may have had a better chance of accessing those screens if the film had been booked during a quieter time of the year. The major studios start booking premium screens years before release date.
  14. Josh Steinberg

    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1 (2024)

    They don’t seem to be overspending on advertising which will hopefully help. Maybe a little bit from international, streaming, cable, etc. I’d also very much like to see this succeed. The idea of a two part film shot back to back that doesn’t keep its audience waiting years arbitrarily made by a...
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