Posted by Myrrh on April 25, 1998 at 11:13:44:
In Reply to: Re: Academy Awards 1993 posted by Gayle on April 24, 1998 at 11:04:16:
After all, reaching people is what art is all about, and LOTM has accomplished that Big Time.
Well said, and I second that emotion, Gayle! Of course, I find myself agreeing with just about everything that's been said in this thread so far. I don't recall a lot of hype for the release of LOM, either. I just happened to see an advertisement, without really knowing anyone who was in it, and because of my previously established fascination with the setting/time of Cooper's tales and with their hero (it took a lot of effort to find myself enamored of Natty, but I did it!), I told myself I had to see it. Boy, was I smacked upside the head in that theatre! Yipes! The beginning of a whole new, wonderful part of my life!!!!!!!!!!
So, yes, I do believe it was seen as one of those lovely historical films, and wasn't given a whole lot promo -- I guess they thought the romantic history buffs would be a guaranteed audience, and left it at that.
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