They are famed for blowing vast sums on high-profile turkey

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bethemasterofenglish

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This is an article from the economist.

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<< -- * >> Nor do many outsiders. Film is an eccentric business, filled with egos and excess. For most of their history, studios have had neither the stunning returns of startups nor the steady profits of mature firms. They are famed for blowing vast sums on high-profile turkeys. “Heaven’s Gate”, an extravagant flop in 1980, crushed United Artists, the studio Charlie Chaplin and other stars founded in 1919."

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