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Schamus on the dear cost of London

Posted March 05, 2008

James Schamus Vulture column

In this week's New York Magazine, the "Devouring Culture Vulture" column caught up with James Schamus at the screening of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Intrigued by comments he had made about the high cost of film abroad, the culture column pushed him for a deeper financial analysis about the state of international production. In his opening remarks explaining why Bush's economic policies and the falling dollar have made foreign production so hard, Schamus quipped, "[it's] that Sophie's Choice

between ordering a pizza or paying for your kids' college education." What a pizza cost in London for Americans converting US dollars would make people look for refinancing their mortgage. But then, of course, in most places in Europe, education is also free.