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Discussion in 'Film: General' started by High Plains Drifter, Apr 12, 2017.
Found this interesting
In a parallel universe, the Stoltz version of Back to the Future is a movie that flopped but has a cult following.
I would love to see the original spider pit scene from King Kong...
.... but suspect that it might prove disappointing.
I can see why they replaced Eric Stoltz in Back to the Future. Judging by his other work, a good dramatic actor, but lacking the lightness of touch that Michael J. Fox brought to the trilogy.
The lost scenes in Event Horizon. The movie as the director originally intended it must have been brilliant filming as its best. I'm a fan anyway, but it could have been much better.
Freaks (1932)! About 90 minutes were cut and will probably never resurface.
That's the problem with old movies, so much was lost/destroyed.
I have 3 versions of Metropolis, because they kept finding new footage.
I have always wondered what Back to the Future would be like with Stoltz.
It's a miriacle we can even see this film today.
The lost scenes from The Wizard of Oz (1939). The only surviving deleted scene is the extended version of the Scarecrow's song. It would be cool to see some of the other scenes that were cut. Too bad there wasn't a market for that kind of thing back then.
It must have been a hugely long film to start with then - somewhere in a box I have a video of it taped from TV - as I recall the story seemed complete, so I wonder what kind of material was cut - any ideas?
The DVD has an interview with a film historian who tells us what was cut.
For one thing, Hercules' something was snipped and he wound up singing soprano for the circus. There were lots of scenes with a drunk Madame Tetrellini. And Hans was active in mutilating Cleopatra.
The last scene was obviously an add-on, as well as the written prologue.
Crikey! Those are very specific nasties to have written in the first place, aren't they? The first might have caused problems in censorship, the second seems superfluous to requirements and the third I took as implied and maybe didn't need to see on screen. Not that what remains is in anyway softened by those cuts, because what exists is powerful in its own right. Years since I've seen it, but it kind of stays with you...
Doesn't it though? But Frieda's remark at the end negates the last one.
Nope, can't remember well enough myself so I'll take your word for it - now I'll have to check by watching the whole thing. Although I'm 200 miles from the VCR and box of tapes, so it'll take a while. But thanks for the reminder of how weird-but-good it is!
THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS was hacked to pieces behind Orson Welles' back and is still a masterpiece. I'm assuming his cut would've been even better!