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Stealing Scenes From a Movie
Why scenes are deleted in movies and DVDs.
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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