- Feb 23, 2006
Just a question I have been thinking about. There is an interview in the late 90s with Coppola and Scorsese talking about how United Artists was the studio to make your movie at and you were left alone, and they said Miramax couldn't hold a candle to them. I have noticed a lot of the films I love tended to come from UA, and when I was younger, seeing the Transamerica logo on the late 60s and 70s films would give me goosebumps. I know what happened with Heaven's Gate, even though Transamerica was still in the black at the end of the year, but what has happened to UA, that they are only a subsidiary in name only to MGM. Now with The Weinstein Company filing bankruptcy, can't filmmakers get together and buy UA, like it was when it was originally started? They had a lot of the bravest films, in my opinion, especially in the 60s and 70s. What are some thoughts?