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  • April 19, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    If highly paid and trained trained professionals can take a year or two and spend $60 million or so to come up with a film like, say, "Arthur," what chance do relative amateurs with no money and a 48 hour production schedule have of making something good? Especially when they are constrained by arbitrary, somewhat bizarre strictures, including a requisite line of dialogue (such as "Yes, I mean I hope so!"), a character (Marty or Mary Quinzani - second in command), and a prop (a magnet).

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