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|February 21, 2019|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Was anybody really thinking?
Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says we have to wonder about that when we see what HBO and Disney have done with recent releases.
HBO’s entry was “Luck,” originally conceived as the story of a former convict planning revenge on colleagues who betrayed him. But it ended up as a story of race track horses and when three of them died during the filming pressure was placed on HBO to eliminate the series and a new move began to drop all shows featuring animals.
“John Carter” was adapted from a set of Edgar Rice Burroughs novels that never seemed to fit film or TV concepts. It still doesn’t and appears to be a multi-million dollar dud.
All of which brings Sokolsky back to his original question – “Was anybody really thinking?”
Episode Date: March 23, 2012