Dazed and Confused is a cult classic that I remember watching in middle school and high school as a kid. With the famous line "It would be cooler if you did" and so many other memorable moments in the coming of age film it's wild to hear that the film only grossed $7,000,000 and was 9 million to make and grossed more than that in the home video market to the tune of $30,000,000 but yet the director of the film was never ever paid. Hollywood accounting they call it and there are many scams and fraudsters out there to watch out for.
Studios take advantage of small time directors but even in the comments in the AV Club they talk about other cases of studios scamming directors from Kevin Smith to The Lord of the Rings director. So to bookmark this scam to warn others of Hollywood accounting fraud in case somebody ever asks you to invest in a film you should know about this risk