Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mayor Glover is taking my job!

There's a new movie critic in town: Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover.

And he thought "Factory Girl" stunk.

During a recent Times editorial board meeting, Glover and city officials spoke to us about Millennium Films and its plans to build a studio facility in Ledbetter Heights. During a moment when Glover disagreed with a Times editorial's characterization of the site as "industrial," discussion took a lighter turn. Here's an excerpt from the meeting:

Glover: "Unfortunately when the average citizen hears industrial development they see rock crushers (and) Louisiana Proteins."


Craig Durrett (Times Editorial Page Editor): "Let’s hope the films aren’t stinkers."

Glover: "Obviously you haven’t seen 'Factory Girl.’" (Laughter.) "That’s just a chance you take."


To be fair, Millennium Films didn't make "Factory Girl." But you get the point.

Results of recent blog poll: What is your favorite locally made movie or TV show?

"Factory Girl" 3 votes (4%)

"The Guardian" 20 votes (30%)

"Initiation of Sarah" 0 votes (0%)

"Mr. Brooks" 24 votes (36%)

"Not Like Everyone Else" 0 votes (0%)

"Premonition" 7 votes (10%)

"Road House 2: Last Call" 1 vote (1%)

"Ruffian" 3 votes (4%)

"Thief" 6 votes (9%)

"The Year Without a Santa Claus" 1 vote (1%)

Votes: 65

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

glover wouldnt know an independent film if it hit him between the eyes..having said that, yeah Factory girl was a disappointment.