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Eight signs of economic cutbacks at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival:


8. The Pussycat Dolls are headlining at the Big Lots! Party Lounge.


7. Swag bags downsized to swag vouchers, redeemable at the Big Lots! Party Lounge.


6. Buyers more carefully considering commercial appeal of films about gay quadriplegic heroin addicts in North Dakota.


5. Official festival transportation provided by “Gary’s van.”


4. Documentary Competition replaced with Budget Soup Recipes Competition.


3. Film critics placed on space-saving adjective rations by newspapers.


2. Park City prices temporarily lowered from “wallet-raping” to “extortion lite.”


1. Robert Redford personally giving back rubs on Main Street.

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