Why the HBO Movie ‘Phil Spector’ Is Being Picketed

Mar 15, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A screening of HBO’s new film "Phil Spector," in which Al Pacino plays the legendary record producer and convicted murderer, attracted a small group of picketers Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie is the focus of a protest by friends of actress Lana Clarkson, who died in Spector’s home 10 years ago.

Clarkson’s former publicist, one of the protesters, noted that he wants to prevent the movie from receiving any Emmys, the story reports. The reason, publicist Edward Lozzi said, is because the film wrongly suggests that Spector was innocent of killing Clarkson. He charges that the movie implies she committed suicide.

Clarkson was found dead inside Spector’s mansion in 2003. He was eventually convicted of second-degree murder in her death and sentenced to 19 years to life, the story notes.

"To see that this film was going to be made was a slap in the face," Lozzi said, according to The Reporter. "We were so happy Phil Spector was in prison."

Lozzi and two other men held signs outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that read, "HBO’s ‘Phil Spector’ murders the truth. No Emmy for the film that hurts people alive today."


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  1. Murder? No–suicide! Phil Spector was not a choir boy, but he in no way was responsible for the death of the waitress! Forensic proof proved that–and the prosecution was adamant about convicting the music producer, no matter what collusion between the DAs office and the LAPD needed to be done. Shameful! Emmys all around for Pacino & Company! Spector lives again!!!

  2. Todd, The TEAM SPECTOR party is over. He’s in prison til he’s 90 or dead-convicted on overwhelming evidence. No more favors or money for you from him. The forensics show that he tortured her also(pistol whipped her and many bruises all over her body….
    Your defense of Spector- that Lana Clarkson killed herself by blowing her brains out because of turning 40 with a gun that appeared miraculously….???? Pathetic!GET REAL!

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