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Someone needs to explain some things about movie making to me. I happened to drive by Hollywood Video on Sports Arena, when going to a party. They were selling everything, so I went in and bought 10 DVDs. Now, I don't own many movies. I've seen thousands and thousands, but after seeing a film, I can remember everything about it. So, I have no desire to see it again (unless it's some con or twist, and I want to see if I SHOULD'VE caught it earlier). Also, I've found that when you have people over, or you're talking about some great film they haven't seen, it's great to be able to throw it into the machine.

So, I was watching Bad Boys tonight. No, not that lame Will Smith/Martin Lawrence "comedy". This was the movie that was 15 years earlier, with Sean Penn and Esai Morales. A prison film, that was excellent.

Well, I saw the movie once in 9th grade. And bits and pieces on HBO five years later. So, I'm watching the DVD. The movie ends, and I remember two scenes that were not on the DVD. And, I don't know why.

My mom bought Forrest Gump, and told me there was an edited scene. So, my question is...what in the hell is going on here?!

Now, I read once that Fast Times at Ridgemont High, when on regular TV, had scenes put in that were cut from the theatrical release, because so much R rated material had to be edited out, that they needed stuff put back in for length. Also, they had a problem with songs being used, that they only had rights for during the film (before anyone new VCRs and video tape would also be a way for someone to own the soundtrack without purchasing the soundtrack album and money going to the musicians).

When I watch deleted scenes on DVDs now, I'm often at a loss for why they were edited out.

In Sideways, there were two scenes that were really, really short, that would've added so much to the picture. I have no clue as to why they are gone. And why anyone would want to watch a 20 second scene after seeing the entire movie.

Somebody please explain this to me. I don't want to have to contact some movie people, and hear their BS answer.

Maybe I'll make Mathew Alice do the work for me.

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How is it, that the Smith/Lawrence movie can have the same name as this Penn movie? It's not as if it's a remake of the same film, and the 1st one isn't even that old. Can you throw that in, with the elves doing the detective work please.

Oct. 14, 2007

I love deleted scenes. There were so many in Lord of the Rings. Its like going back and looking for lost treasure. Especially if its a film you particularly liked. King Kong (1933) had a spider pit scene that was cut and is now lost. I would give a lot to see that. Partly because I loved the film but also for historical reasons. But anyway isn't that why we have DVDs?

Oct. 14, 2007

Deleted scenes are okay, sometimes. But, M. Night and Tarantino act all gradiose about theirs, and then there isn't much there. Well, the 2nd "Bad Boys," took it's name from that song on the show Cops (bad boys, bad boys/whatcha gonna do). So many films (that aren't even remakes) have used the same titles, which always amazes me. It also surprises me when movie titles are lame. Nicolas Cage/Bridget Fonda/Rosie Perez did a movie about him not tipping a waitress, and then splitting his lottery ticket with her. The title was originally a newspaper headline "Cop Tips Waitress 10 Million". Great title, right? Well, the studio got nervous and didn't trust themselves, and changed it to "It Can Happen to You." How lame is that? That's a title nobody will even remember in another couple of years.

Oct. 15, 2007

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