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On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 12:00:07 PM UTC-5, Obveeus wrote:

> We've certainly seen the entertainment press claim that not having press 
> screenings is somehow a violation of their right to review films...and 
> those films that avoid advanced press screenings are bashed by reviewers 
> once those reviewers do gain access to the films (alongside the rest of 
> the public).  It then turns into a chicken and egg argument where we can 
> only guess how much of the bad review fervor is based upon the film 
> being bad and how much is based upon the backlash of the reviewer being 
> denied early access.  Similarly, does a studio avoid the pre-screenings 
> to try and get the public opinion in play before the professions 
> reviewers can taint the film's image or does a studio only want to get 
> as many movie ticket dollars as possible before word of mouth on a film 
> spreads?

Such as Psycho? Alfred Hitchcock saw Michael Powell crucified by the British press when Peeping Tom
was previewed. He decided to forego the press and open wide.