Emerson quoted in NYT article on film boycotts
Earlier today The New York Times published an interesting article looking at how fans have been threatening to boycott films after movie studios upset the diehard fans. One of the films noted was of course Half-Blood Prince, after Warner Brothers pushed it from November 2008 to July 2009. They briefly spoke to our own Emerson Spartz who commented on the situation:
“It’s completely tapered off,” Emerson Spartz, the founder of the mugglenet.com Harry Potter fan site, said of the outburst.
Mr. Spartz, who spoke from Indiana, where he had just finished his final class at the University of Notre Dame, said he was confident that fans would show up for the “Harry Potter” opening. But, he added, Warner could have avoided trouble by giving an early warning about a possible delay.
“We were so close we could almost taste the movie,” Mr. Spartz said.