quote:Originally posted by The Old Man:quote:Originally posted by Parcival:
Ace in the Hole: fantastic film. In my top 5 for the year
I always liked The Big Carnival better.
From IMDB:quote:When the film was released, it got bad reviews and lost money. The studio, without Billy Wilder's permission, changed the title to The Big Carnival to increase the box office take of the film. It didn't work.
When I first saw this on TV--at the dawn of civilization--it had the latter title.
This got me thinking as to why this movie may not have gone over well. I wonder if when it was released the public viewed journalists as chock full of integrity and good intentions. Whereas now, much journalism seems to smack of sensationalism - anything to get the ratings and to make a buck.
In either event, when I watched this film I had no problems at all believing this type of thing could and does happen