“I couldn't live a week without a private library
- indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor
before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

Whistling In The Graveyard

Friday, July 30, 2004

What's this? You've seen an ad for Catwoman that has positive critics reviews in it?

Well check this out:

EARL DITTMAN EXPOSED – Film Criticism’s Greatest Shame
by Chris Parry and Erik Childress

For years he’s been a name that was used in place of the words “hack” and “whore” by film journalists worldwide. His blurbs included in the advertising of a movie generally indicate that the film has been resoundingly trashed by all others. And some of his video-box quotes are so obviously a work-for-hire deal that you can’t help but shake your head. His name is Earl Dittman, and in our humble opinion, his profession is 'whore'. No, he doesn’t sell his sexual prowess for money, but he certainly sells his soul, having given countless quotes to the marketing departments of Hollywood film studios, and having been continually publicized and showered in gifts in return. One of only four critics in the world that didn’t despise Serving Sara (he managed to get three different quotes in the advertising campaign), and a man who claimed that The Legend of Bagger Vance was “as perfect as any film could get,” Earl Dittman is the shame of the entire film industry. And we’ve got the goods on him.
Hang in there, this article's going to be a long one.

Full Article Here

Note: In the Catwoman ad I mentioned with the four reviews, the first three of them have no name attatched. The fourth is credited to Dittman. For those that don't know, that means all four quotes are from the same guy.


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