This article from msnbc.com asks an important question: Would Flags of Our Fathers have benefited from a later release date?
“Timing isn’t everything when it comes to the Academy Awards — but it helps. Two big fall films — Martin Scorsese’s box-office success The Departed and Clint Eastwood’s faltering Flags of Our Fathers — are bookends for the benefits and hazards of releasing acclaimed films early in awards season, when they could either get a jump on front-runner status or be forgotten come Oscar time.”
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