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xavier45

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« on: January 15, 2009, 01:25:54 PM »
This has been confirmed over at G-R.net that Bart Eskander is no longer director of Price after 8 years on the job. The original poster of the thread says that Drew was instrumental in Bart's departure from the show, but that was not confirmed.

http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,9988.45.html

Marc confirms it in Post #7.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 03:23:05 PM »
Okay.

They complained and complained about the guy's job, but now that he's gone they suddenly have regrets?

I'd figure they'd be ecstatic.
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Still crazy after all these years...but that's okay.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 03:36:28 PM »
[quote name=\'PYLdude\' post=\'206324\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 03:23 PM\']Okay.

They complained and complained about the guy's job, but now that he's gone they suddenly have regrets?

I'd figure they'd be ecstatic.[/quote]

A few stuck to their guns on their opinion.  But yeah, those who are now feeling bad for him after they b****ed about him, all we can can really do is sit here and laugh at them for being so two faced.  As for Bart, I've seen his name in the credits of many Goodson/Pearson/Fremantle shows over the years, he couldn't have been that bad if he was with the company for as long as he was.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 03:45:23 PM »
[quote name=\'PYLdude\' post=\'206324\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 12:23 PM\']Okay.
They complained and complained about the guy's job, but now that he's gone they suddenly have regrets?
I'd figure they'd be ecstatic.[/quote]
I dunno if you've noticed, but a fair amount of folks over there don't do change well.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 03:52:17 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'206328\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 03:45 PM\'][quote name=\'PYLdude\' post=\'206324\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 12:23 PM\']
Okay.
They complained and complained about the guy's job, but now that he's gone they suddenly have regrets?
I'd figure they'd be ecstatic.[/quote]
I dunno if you've noticed, but a fair amount of folks over there don't do change well.
[/quote]

What makes you think I didn't make that statement with that in mind?
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Still crazy after all these years...but that's okay.

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 04:04:35 PM »
[quote name=\'Johnissoevil\' post=\'206325\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 03:36 PM\']
he couldn't have been that bad if he was with the company for as long as he was.
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Just because someone does something at the same business for a long time doesn't mean he was any good at it. I may catch some heat for this, but I offer the Joe Franklin example. Personal opinion, I grant you, but I thought he was awful. And yet, he held that post for forty years.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 04:08:01 PM »
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'206331\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 03:04 PM\']
I offer the Joe Franklin example. Personal opinion, I grant you, but I thought he was awful. And yet, he held that post for forty years.
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Billy Crystal's version was better.

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009, 04:08:46 PM »
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'206331\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 03:04 PM\']
[quote name=\'Johnissoevil\' post=\'206325\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 03:36 PM\']
he couldn't have been that bad if he was with the company for as long as he was.
[/quote]
Just because someone does something at the same business for a long time doesn't mean he was any good at it. I may catch some heat for this, but I offer the Joe Franklin example. Personal opinion, I grant you, but I thought he was awful. And yet, he held that post for forty years.
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Eskander didn't start out as a director--he was a PA, a music supervisor and an AD before becoming a director.  I suspect he was a perfectly competent AD who was promoted beyond the level of his competence.

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 04:09:13 PM »
I see this twofold:

 - Bart sucked, glad he's gone.
 - Who can they bring in that would do a better job as a rookie at a show with as many moving parts as Price?  I'm apprehensive that the director can, at minimum, maintain the same level that Bart did.  Price just seems really complex.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 04:34:58 PM »
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'206333\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 04:08 PM\']
Eskander didn't start out as a director--he was a PA, a music supervisor and an AD before becoming a director.  I suspect he was a perfectly competent AD who was promoted beyond the level of his competence.
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Ye olde Peter Principle, eh? Okay, I'll give you that.
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2009, 04:42:33 PM »
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'206334\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 01:09 PM\']
Who can they bring in that would do a better job as a rookie at a show with as many moving parts as Price?  I'm apprehensive that the director can, at minimum, maintain the same level that Bart did.  Price just seems really complex.[/quote]
Funny, since there were an awful lot of armchair directors up in here who thought a trained seal could do a better job when he was calling the shots.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2009, 06:08:49 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'206338\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 04:42 PM\']
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'206334\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 01:09 PM\']
Who can they bring in that would do a better job as a rookie at a show with as many moving parts as Price?  I'm apprehensive that the director can, at minimum, maintain the same level that Bart did.  Price just seems really complex.[/quote]
Funny, since there were an awful lot of armchair directors up in here who thought a trained seal could do a better job when he was calling the shots.
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Can't wait to hear what tune gets whistled once the first of the post-Bart eppies is televised. In fact, I wonder if a Facebook group's been started lamenting the release of The Esk. I shall investigate and report back.
ADDED A FEW MINUTES LATER: There are none. This will bear watching, however.
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2009, 06:31:28 PM »
Was it like this in the mid-90s, after Dian and Holly weren't on the show? Every article or every statement tinged with drama, insecurity, tension. Never knowing what to believe. Never knowing who to believe. This is really getting tiresome. At least, since it doesn't involve on-air personnel, it doesn't appear like it will lead to backlash against the show.

Personally, I didn't care much for Eskander's style. I just never understood how he could have so many effects and transitions and other tools (especially with computer technology being so much better) at his disposal, and he chose to use so few. To me, it's like an artist going into his studio every day, staring at his canvas and after a couple hours of cogitation deciding, "I know! I'll paint it......white!" Every. Single. Day. It doesn't make sense to me. I don't know how much of that was his own decision and how much was Barker leaning on him (like I bet he was, judging from a few of the later changes for cars and Plinko), but it always struck me as lazy.

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2009, 06:32:23 PM »
ClockGameJohn has confirmed that R. Brian DiPirro will be "Price"'s next director.
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2009, 06:40:04 PM »
[quote name=\'Chief-O\' post=\'206347\' date=\'Jan 15 2009, 06:32 PM\']
ClockGameJohn has confirmed that R. Brian DiPirro will be "Price"'s next director.
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Ahhh, so everything will be done in post from now on.
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