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March 2, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
There are few hard and fast rules in the fickle world of movie marketing, but one rule remains forever durable: Fanning the flames of controversy under a film is a sure-fire way to build lines at the box office. The makers of "Skin Deep" this week followed that principle with aplomb. Within 24 hours of a decision by the three major networks to refuse to air two sexually suggestive "Skin Deep" commercials, publicists from every aspect of the film unleashed a round of phone calls to reporters.
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November 7, 2001 | ANDRE CHAUTARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Audiences have come to expect the outrageous from the Farrelly brothers, the directing duo behind the gross-out gags of "There's Something About Mary." But their new comedy, "Shallow Hal," offers perhaps the most shocking sight of all: famously svelte Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow emoting while encased in a fat suit.
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November 7, 2001 | ANDRE CHAUTARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Audiences have come to expect the outrageous from the Farrelly brothers, the directing duo behind the gross-out gags of "There's Something About Mary." But their new comedy, "Shallow Hal," offers perhaps the most shocking sight of all: famously svelte Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow emoting while encased in a fat suit.
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March 2, 1989 | NINA J. EASTON, Times Staff Writer
There are few hard and fast rules in the fickle world of movie marketing, but one rule remains forever durable: Fanning the flames of controversy under a film is a sure-fire way to build lines at the box office. The makers of "Skin Deep" this week followed that principle with aplomb. Within 24 hours of a decision by the three major networks to refuse to air two sexually suggestive "Skin Deep" commercials, publicists from every aspect of the film unleashed a round of phone calls to reporters.
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