Harvey Weinstein’s disgrace ends an era for indie films
Miramax — which the Weinsteins would sell to the Walt Disney Co. in 1993 but continue to operate — had a roller-coaster existence. Over the years, numerous other companies tried to replicate the Weinsteins’ formula combining awards victories and box-office success. But none could match Miramax’s record of 249 Oscar nominations and 60 wins in just 15 years or deliver crossover hits such as “The Crying Game,” “The Piano” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” the first independent film to break $100 million at the box office.
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