I saw Blood Diamond the other night. A very good movie, with a great performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, and a good handling of the issues like wars in Africa, relationship between Europe and Africa, and of course conflict diamonds. But a question just occurred to me about the timing of the release. Obviously, gunning for Oscar nominations is a big part. But was there some thought about all those guys who have to deal with the pre-Christmas pressure about diamond jewelry for their wives/girlfriends? I'm sure there are lots of guys who come out of the movie thinking: Now if she asks me for that diamond necklace, I have something to convince her otherwise.
Just a thought.