Two distinct views of the Hollywood Machine

Universal Pictures

Chief of Universal Finds Success at the Back of the Pack
By MICHAEL CIEPLY and BROOKS BARNES
Published: July 16, 2007
Though profitable for the last nine years, Universal has been noticeably short on blockbusters to call its own. And that is largely by design.

Summer Cinema’s One-Week Wonders
By DAVID M. HALBFINGER
Published: July 18, 2007
This summer is proving the apotheosis of the one-week blockbuster.