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Oscar-Winning Producer Disses Graydon Carter’s Chicago 10

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Carter’s Chicago 10: Good cast makes ‘repetitive, noisy’ movie

John Battsek, Oscar-winning producer of One Day In September, on his 2007 Sundance experience, via Monocle:

The consensus on the opening film, Chicago 10, produced by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, is that it wasn’t nearly as good as it could or should have been. There was a lot of hype, a good director, a good cast. It’s a fantastic story with amazing characters and the best archive footage I’ve ever seen — all of which is sadly undone by its undisciplined two-hour running time. It’s repetitive, noisy and frustrating. This film needs another three months in edit.

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