Filmmaker Kevin Smith is grieving over the death of Miramax, the studio that, under the tutelage of founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein, made him who he is today.
Miramax has been on life support for many years, ever since Disney took it over from the Weinsteins.
Many in the industry knew the end was near. But there was always hope for the feisty studio that brought us “My Left Foot,” “The Piano,” The English Patient,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Swingers,” “Good Will Hunting” and the “Crying Game,” to name a few.
The man behind “Clerks,” “Mall Rats,” “Dogma” and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” wrote about his feelings on The Wrap.com.
“I’m crushed to see it pass into history, because I owe everything I have to Miramax. Without them, I’d still be a New Jersey convenience store register jockey. In practice, not just in my head.”
Stop, Kevin. Now you’re making us cry.
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