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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel Shell, Teeth, Eyes, Flame, Claws, Breath, Scales, FUN!Registered User regular
    I'm sure sometimes studio meddling is good. We probably don't hear about those times too much. But man is it hard to imagine...

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I'm sure sometimes studio meddling is good. We probably don't hear about those times too much. But man is it hard to imagine...

    no director would feel the need to be like "man these assholes kept jumping in and just making my movie way fuckin' better! it was great!"

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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel Shell, Teeth, Eyes, Flame, Claws, Breath, Scales, FUN!Registered User regular
    edited February 17
    Shorty wrote: »
    I'm sure sometimes studio meddling is good. We probably don't hear about those times too much. But man is it hard to imagine...

    no director would feel the need to be like "man these assholes kept jumping in and just making my movie way fuckin' better! it was great!"

    I guess I have seen cases where people have talked about execs, like, reigning in directors who were losing sight of the project, as it were, which I guess counts as "positive studio meddling". You're right though, that sort of insight rarely comes from the directors themselves.

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  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The only honest man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    Late news for Americans, but Hidden Figures is excellent and people should go and see it.


    Also I didn't get the memo about Janelle Monáe and hey, hi, hello *sheepish shuffling of feet*

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    So Logan is getting some great early reviews

    That's honestly a little surprising to me

    Given how The Wolverine went, I figured they'd screw it up somehow

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  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    So I saw Fences this evening and it was seriously seriously good

    Turns out Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are really friggin good at acting!


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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    I'm sure sometimes studio meddling is good. We probably don't hear about those times too much. But man is it hard to imagine...

    no director would feel the need to be like "man these assholes kept jumping in and just making my movie way fuckin' better! it was great!"

    James Gunn actually said something like that for Guardians.

    To paraphrase (if memory serves), he said Marvel kept going "No, make it MORE James Gunn. It's not James Gunn enough yet. We hired James Gunn, didn't we?"

  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    There is a cracked article about time where studio intervention saved a movie. I cant find it but that has to mean there were at least five time in history that studio execs made the right call

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
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    I found this really interesting:

    TLDR: The Thing prequel originally had awesome practical effects and the studio made them paint over them with CGI. That's why the film looked horrible. Some of the puppets they had looks fucking awesome.

    Release the original version imo

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  • Mikey CTSMikey CTS Haruhi-ism Registered User regular
    There is a cracked article about time where studio intervention saved a movie. I cant find it but that has to mean there were at least five time in history that studio execs made the right call

    If I'm remembering the documentary I watched correctly, Casablanca was this way.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    I'm sure sometimes studio meddling is good. We probably don't hear about those times too much. But man is it hard to imagine...

    no director would feel the need to be like "man these assholes kept jumping in and just making my movie way fuckin' better! it was great!"

    James Gunn actually said something like that for Guardians.

    To paraphrase (if memory serves), he said Marvel kept going "No, make it MORE James Gunn. It's not James Gunn enough yet. We hired James Gunn, didn't we?"

    good thing nobody listened to them

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    I'm sure sometimes studio meddling is good. We probably don't hear about those times too much. But man is it hard to imagine...

    no director would feel the need to be like "man these assholes kept jumping in and just making my movie way fuckin' better! it was great!"

    James Gunn actually said something like that for Guardians.

    To paraphrase (if memory serves), he said Marvel kept going "No, make it MORE James Gunn. It's not James Gunn enough yet. We hired James Gunn, didn't we?"

    good thing nobody listened to them

    Also it was recent inductee to the SE++ Hall of We Now Hate Them, Joss Whedon, who gave him that note.

    "A new take on the epic fantasy genre... Darkly comic, relatable characters... twisted storyline."
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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot Here You Go, AC SLATER ROD BELDINGRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The Wolverine was a perfectly fine movie.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    The Wolverine was a perfectly fine movie.
    Yeah

    It was half of a very very good movie and half of a mediocre one which averages out to perfectly fine

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts Visualize ExecuteRegistered User regular
    I actually think either half of Wolverine would have been dope

    Like, I want to watch both of those Wolverine movies

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot Here You Go, AC SLATER ROD BELDINGRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Time to watch The Accountant

  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    dang, donglover's really going places

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  • still don't really understand the point of a live action lion king movie but sure, that's good casting

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    still don't really understand the point of a live action lion king movie but sure, that's good casting
    The point is The Jungle Book made a butt ton of money

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited February 18
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    still don't really understand the point of a live action lion king movie but sure, that's good casting
    The point is The Jungle Book made a butt ton of money

    And it was a pretty good movie in it's own right.

    Although I'm pretty sure Murray and Walken both heard the Favreau say "no musical numbers" and went "fuck that noise why else do you think I'm here?!"

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  • I get that it'll make money, but...like...are they just going to be cg animals that they superimpose onto literal africa

  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle my name is kevin Registered User regular
    edited February 18
    Shorty wrote: »
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    I'm sure sometimes studio meddling is good. We probably don't hear about those times too much. But man is it hard to imagine...

    no director would feel the need to be like "man these assholes kept jumping in and just making my movie way fuckin' better! it was great!"

    James Gunn actually said something like that for Guardians.

    To paraphrase (if memory serves), he said Marvel kept going "No, make it MORE James Gunn. It's not James Gunn enough yet. We hired James Gunn, didn't we?"

    good thing nobody listened to them

    Also it was recent inductee to the SE++ Hall of We Now Hate Them, Joss Whedon, who gave him that note.

    finally joss gets the recognition he's deserved his whole career

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  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    I get that it'll make money, but...like...are they just going to be cg animals that they superimpose onto literal africa

    That's how they did Jungle Book so probably


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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    The Wolverine was a perfectly fine movie.
    Yeah

    It was half of a very very good movie and half of a mediocre one which averages out to perfectly fine

    If it were the second half that were very good, I'd actually agree with you

    But since the second half is the mediocre-to-bad one, it ends up being a real disappointment to me

    They screw up all the good things they do in that first half

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  • Hermano wrote: »
    I get that it'll make money, but...like...are they just going to be cg animals that they superimpose onto literal africa

    That's how they did Jungle Book so probably

    I mean there was an actual human boy in that

  • SabreMauSabreMau 두둠칫 映画館Registered User regular
    edited February 18
    JayKaos wrote: »
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    Woah hold on we glossed over the fact that Godzilla fighting a goddamn EVA on that popcorn box??

    There were some godzilla vs. eva art things done back on April Fools, I think that was one of em.

    Yeah, but it did get its own page on the official Shin Godzilla website that they continued to update well past April 1st.
    http://shin-godzilla.jp/gvse/

    And found a fanmade trailer that doesn't use any anime in it.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    There is a cracked article about time where studio intervention saved a movie. I cant find it but that has to mean there were at least five time in history that studio execs made the right call

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-classic-films-that-were-garbage-before-studios-intervened/

    5. Back to the Future - Doc had a pet chimp buddy, and the studio came up with the DeLorean
    4. Good Will Hunting - originally just a generic spy thriller and Malick was brought in to fix the end
    3. Easy Rider - Hopper's edit was between 3 and 5 hours
    2. American History X - very little Edward Norton
    1. Alien - writers thought having robots/androids was a terrible idea, also wanted to call the film Starbeast

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    There is a cracked article about time where studio intervention saved a movie. I cant find it but that has to mean there were at least five time in history that studio execs made the right call

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-classic-films-that-were-garbage-before-studios-intervened/

    5. Back to the Future - Doc had a pet chimp buddy, and the studio came up with the DeLorean
    4. Good Will Hunting - originally just a generic spy thriller and Malick was brought in to fix the end
    3. Easy Rider - Hopper's edit was between 3 and 5 hours
    2. American History X - very little Edward Norton
    1. Alien - writers thought having robots/androids was a terrible idea, also wanted to call the film Starbeast

    Wait

    Good Will Hunting was originally about spies, you say

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    My dumb self would have liked the pet chimp sidekick in BttF, but not in place of the DeLorean

    tbh remake the film just to let him ride the DeLorean

  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    Hermano wrote: »
    I get that it'll make money, but...like...are they just going to be cg animals that they superimpose onto literal africa

    That's how they did Jungle Book so probably

    I mean there was an actual human boy in that

    Oh right, I see what you mean, I guess just removing the one real person isn't a huge leap though


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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Look out, here I come! Registered User regular
    I'm imagining a live-action Lion King film done thirty years ago, in the vein of Homeward Bound where they just have footage of animals with voice-over.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited February 18
    NVM. My reading comprehensions is bad.

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    There is a cracked article about time where studio intervention saved a movie. I cant find it but that has to mean there were at least five time in history that studio execs made the right call

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-classic-films-that-were-garbage-before-studios-intervened/

    5. Back to the Future - Doc had a pet chimp buddy, and the studio came up with the DeLorean
    4. Good Will Hunting - originally just a generic spy thriller and Malick was brought in to fix the end
    3. Easy Rider - Hopper's edit was between 3 and 5 hours
    2. American History X - very little Edward Norton
    1. Alien - writers thought having robots/androids was a terrible idea, also wanted to call the film Starbeast

    Wait

    Good Will Hunting was originally about spies, you say

    Yeah. Will was recruited by CIA suits in the original pitch due to his math skills and it became a thriller.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    One of the early trailers/posters for Back to the Future had a nuclear bomb reflected in Marty's sunglasses.

    Also my signed early draft of the script, Jennifer's name is different.

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Remember when nearly every movie had to have a chimp character?

    150,000 people die every day.
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  • ZonugalZonugal Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    There is a cracked article about time where studio intervention saved a movie. I cant find it but that has to mean there were at least five time in history that studio execs made the right call

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-classic-films-that-were-garbage-before-studios-intervened/

    5. Back to the Future - Doc had a pet chimp buddy, and the studio came up with the DeLorean
    4. Good Will Hunting - originally just a generic spy thriller and Malick was brought in to fix the end
    3. Easy Rider - Hopper's edit was between 3 and 5 hours
    2. American History X - very little Edward Norton
    1. Alien - writers thought having robots/androids was a terrible idea, also wanted to call the film Starbeast

    Wait

    Good Will Hunting was originally about spies, you say

    Yeah. Will was recruited by CIA suits in the original pitch due to his math skills and it became a thriller.

    WHAT?

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    There is a cracked article about time where studio intervention saved a movie. I cant find it but that has to mean there were at least five time in history that studio execs made the right call

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-classic-films-that-were-garbage-before-studios-intervened/

    5. Back to the Future - Doc had a pet chimp buddy, and the studio came up with the DeLorean
    4. Good Will Hunting - originally just a generic spy thriller and Malick was brought in to fix the end
    3. Easy Rider - Hopper's edit was between 3 and 5 hours
    2. American History X - very little Edward Norton
    1. Alien - writers thought having robots/androids was a terrible idea, also wanted to call the film Starbeast

    Wait

    Good Will Hunting was originally about spies, you say

    Yeah. Will was recruited by CIA suits in the original pitch due to his math skills and it became a thriller.

    WHAT?

    They kind of riff on it near the end when Will is listing off possibilities for his future with Sean.

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  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Back to the Future also filmed for like a month with a completely different Marty McFly, didn't it?

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