The Evil Uncle

Theatre Quotes

Posted in bullshit, daily mail, idiots, news by bandsxbass on June 19, 2008
I’ve always been a bit dubious of the ‘quotes’ that are slapped across film posters and theatre adverts. Having worked in PR myself, I know how annoying it is to have something reviewed badly and be stuck for press quotes. I’ve used the good quotes from an average review before, sure, that’s the job…
 
But this is ridiculous. Here are some quotes from the newspapers’ [bad] reviews of some West End shows and the quotes that were subsequently put on the posters/promotional material….
 
 

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  1. hel said, on July 25, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    this reminds me of a film (can’t remember which) a few years ago which was advertised on a billboard with the quote “the best film i have ever seen”… it soon turned out that there had never been a review of the film that used that phrase; they took each word in the “quote” from 7 different reviews!


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