Andrew Breitbart sics his crack team of citizen journalists/unemployable temps/blood and semen selling “entrepreneurs” on Conor Friedersdorf’s story about Sarah Palin’s unattended Undefeated movietoon. The Most Amusing Spin award goes to Larry O’Connor, wherein O’Connor points out that he attended a showing the next morning and, Ha!, people were so too there for that one:
I can tell you that at 10:45 this morning, the theatre was about 1/3 full and the audience sat riveted. I stood on the side and watched the audience more than I watched the film. They skewed a but older, I’d say 47-ish was the average age. But remember that this was at 10:45 in the morning on a work day. Most good conservatives are working at that time and aren’t able to go catch a flick. Not one of them looked at their watch. Not one left to use the restroom. The only movement was of people turning to their friend or spouse in reaction to the action on the screen.
At the end of the film when the titles began to appear, the audience did something I rarely see, especially at a documentary. They applauded… all of them did. Long, sustained and loud applause. I felt that they weren’t just applauding the film, they were applauding Palin.
Then O”Connor goes in for the kill or “pwning” or whatever he thinks it is when he thinks he’s won something and he has to high-five himself because no one is around to bask in his awesomeness:
Although, that screening didn’t even do as poorly as Conor reported. He says that he was the only one there, then he concedes that two teenage girls were there, by mistake. He then claims the manager would not reveal actual figures to him. I spoke with Aaron at 12:10 PM at the very same cinema. He told me that there were six tickets sold to the midnight showing that Conoor[sic?] reported on. Six, not three and not one. Six.
To me, six tickets sold to a political documentary showing at midnight without any advertising on the same night as the biggest film premiere of the year is kind of astounding.
Yeah! Get that, Conor? Six. Not one or three! Six! 6! 1+1+1+1+1+1 = 6. And, no, it is not within the realm of possibilities that a couple of Harry Potter fans, who arrived at the theaters late only to find all of the screenings of the Potter film sold out, would buy tickets to Sarah Palin’s Greatest Movie Ever Made in order to get inside the building where they would slip into one of the Potter showings. Because …. that’s illegal or something.
Meanwhile, back at The Block:
Note: we checked with the AMC 30 at the Block in Orange on Friday night, and the manager said the 7 p.m. show was sold out through advance ticket sales, with “small amounts” sold in advance at that point for showings through the weekend.
Another check Sunday revealed no other sold-out shows, and when asked to characterize the ticket sales, the manager said the film was “lost” amid the “Harry Potter” excitement. The AMC 30 will know Tuesday whether “The Undefeated” will get a second weekend.
Seriously, ARC Entertainment should partner with the guys who made Atlas Shrugged Part 1, and cast Palin as Dagny Taggart. Then, short of Palin quitting halfway through John Galt’s speech, they might stand a chance of breaking even, which, in an era of lowered (some might say nonexistent) expectations, is the new success…