Apr
20
2017

I am terrified that this Silence of the Lambs trailer recut will give Hollywood ideas.

Recut as a Nineties-style romantic comedy.

I was ultimately disappointed in the book series.  Red Dragon was good, Silence of the Lambs was excellent, and Hannibal… well.  An author has the right to decide what his characters do, and I have the right to regretfully stop buying that author’s books accordingly. That particular regret slopped over into the movie sequels/prequels; apparently, I wasn’t the only one to do that, either. According to Wikipedia, the director, screenwriter, and lead Jodi Foster all declined to do the sequel movie, based on their reaction to the sequel novel…

Moe Lane

9 Comments

  • Aetius451AD says:

    I was about to say, wasn’t that the premise of Hannibal?
    “Sure, I’ll take my heroine and have her fall in love/influence of the super-genius evil guy. That’s good storytelling.”

  • BigGator5 says:

    Oh, that’s nothing. You ever see the Must Love Jaws trailer?

    • acat says:

      ::boggle::

      • BigGator5 says:

        Right? I have been told that for every movie made, there’s actually tree movies: The Screen Play. The Shoot. The Edited.
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        Don’t believe me? Read about the bizarre history of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.

        • acat says:

          Recommended cite?
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          Mew

          • BigGator5 says:

            I’ve read in a couple places that “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was written and filmed as more of a drama, but took a hard turn to comedy during edit. Mute the movie next time you watch it, it’s a new experience.
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            Rooney had a smaller part in the script, Ben Stein’s famous lecture (not in the script), and Ferris had a younger brother and sister, just to name a few of the changes from the screen play to the finished film.

          • acat says:

            Ah. I started with Wikipedia, which included that the script was written clearly knowing the beginning and end, but the middle was .. apparently really *really* loose .. it was filmed off the original working notes, and written in a *really* short time (less than a month) to avoid a strike.
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            That much of Rooney and Stein was ad-lib that worked is .. luck.
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            Ferris had younger sibs who got cut, and also the museum scene was supposed to be much longer and come *after* the parade scene .. but it didn’t work for the flow.
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            I suspect you’re right about it being a drama .. the visual cues are there ..
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            In its’ defense, take a look at other films of the period and subject matter – is “The Breakfast Club” a comedy or a drama? “Pretty in Pink” ?
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            I suggest the intent was to emphasize how seriously teenagers take themselves by filming as drama, then editing as comedy, which .. works.
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            Mew

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