From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Michael Eisner is soooo toasted

Yeah, because, you know, no studio executive worth his salt would want to have anything to do with a movie that won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," a scathing indictment of White House actions after the September 11 attacks, won the top prize Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Fahrenheit 9/11" was the first documentary to win Cannes' prestigious Palme d'Or since Jacques Cousteau's "The Silent World" in 1956.

Very prestigious company that Moore resides in now. Between the snafu about whether Disney would allow Mirimax to distribute the movie, and losing the rights to distribute any future Pixar features, and one has to wonder how in the hell it is that Eisner has any job at all. Somewhere under the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, Walt is spinning in his freezer like a whirling dervish.