Or maybe it didn’t.
As the Kickstarter for the Veronica Mars Movie Project sailed past its $2 million goal in a scant 10 hours—as I write, the budget is at $3.3 million and counting—bereft fans of Terriers, Chuck,Pushing Daisies, and, for all anyone knows, Twin Peaks, EZ Streets and Mama’s Family, started dreaming of a cinematic extension to their tragically truncated shows. But while TV fans took heart, independent filmmakers and cinephiles heard alarm bells. John Boldrick, whose Twitter account identifies him as a “moving image professional,” worried that the crowdfunding of a studio project “could destroy Kickstarter & possibly the movie business.” (A previous tweet was hashtagged #EndTimes.) Critic James Rocchi called it “Food Stamps for the 1%.”
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