Scathing Letters

To: Roberta Hanley | From: Bob Shaye

To: Lorna Umphrey From: David Cronenberg Date: November 12, 2004 Hi Lorna, � Please let Roberta know that I agree completely with her letter to Bob Shaye re that fussy, petulant reader's report. It's a laugh. I wonder what that reader would have said about my script for Crash. � Best, David

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To: Chris Hanley | From: Adam Goldberg

From: Chris Hanley Subject: Re: i love your work< rejoinder to adam goldberg Date: November 11, 2004 8:07:57 PM PST To: dehillary@MuseFilm.COM, danny@brink.com, ddiamond@saspix.com, agrealism@earthlink.net, lorna@MuseFilm.COM, tim@deviantfilm.com, roberta@MuseFilm.COM, Doug@DeviantFilm.com, and 1 more... Cc: chart@icmtalent.com, pjs@ziffrenlaw.com, agruben@mail.mojohouse.com, RTab@icmtalent.com, howardt@icmtalent.com adam : my notes below : everything you state boils down to one thing: a document was executed giving Fireworks an "approval right" over the north american deal when fireworks inc only had a sales agency position on north american and a second position on recoupment after Cyan. I Love Your Work Inc, of which you are a shareholder and officer , is the owner of the copyright and has entered into an assignment to Fireworks giving such approval rights ; and , Cyan, the primary equity investor did not seek proper legal representation to protect their interests. You are a primary figure of this structure, and seek to blame this on Muse. I , by the way, recommended to David Hillary, another shareholder and officer of I Love Your Work Inc , Fireworks not have any approval rights or position at all other than a passive sales commission on North America. I had no communication or relation with Cyan , no telephone contacts , nor was I privy to the equity financing of Cyan.

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To: Roberta Hanley | From: Bob Shaye

COMMENTS: LONDON FIELDS is a fairly disjointed and predominantly nonsensical drama that fails to offer much in the way of a coherent plot, developed characters or a satisfying ending. Things seem to take place randomly, with little reason for events to occur. The main characters are incredibly simplistic and unsympathetic and we never connect with either on a deeper level. Because we aren?t involved with the plot or characters emotionally, we simply do not care about what transpires. It is unclear what the authors were attempting to accomplish in this screenplay, but it is safe to say that whatever it is they did not succeed. Perhaps they were going for a quirky, gritty drama/thriller, but this story doesn?t possess the intensity or coolness necessary to pull that off. All in all, LONDON FIELDS is an utterly uninspired script that falters instantly out of the gate and never recovers; making it an unmitigated pass on all levels.

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