History ExecutiveMeddling / Film

19th Jun '18 4:46:33 PM troperaiser
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* ''Film/THX1138'': Warner Bros. inexplicably cut 5 minutes from the original theatrical release, much to the displeasure of Creator/GeorgeLucas, who has stated that [[InSpiteOfANail "Whether it's five minutes shorter or longer, it didn't change the movie one bit".]] WB did reinstate the cut footage when they rereleased the film in 1977 [[Film/ANewHope for obvious reasons.]]
19th Jun '18 6:35:40 AM nicksplosivez
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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' was the unfortunate victim of this, with the original 3 hour film being cut down to 2 1/2 hours, due to the studio being nervous about the commercial success due to the length.

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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' was the unfortunate victim of this, with the original 3 hour film being cut down to 2 1/2 hours, due to the studio being nervous about the commercial success due to the length.length, and the potential R Rating. This ironically caused a large portion of significant scenes out of the film, causing it to garner a mixed to bad reception from critics.
* ''Film/JusticeLeague'' suffered immensely from this, similarly to ''Batman v Superman'', the studio was worried about the success of the ambitious 2 hour 50 minute cut of the film, but after principal photography was completed, a family tragedy befell director Creator/ZackSnyder, they hired Creator/JossWhedon to finish the film, and also write & direct extensive reshoots that changed the tone and colour grading of the film to be much lighter, cut out much of the serious plot points and character development, and added a lot of unnecessary jokes & one-liners. The film wasn't nearly as successful as they'd hoped, due to the poor reception, the marketing troubles of having to exclude Superman on all advertising, and the behind-the-scenes issues.
16th Jun '18 7:02:09 AM RedScharlach
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* The ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' centers around the subtle and omnipresent (yet hilarious) issues faced by the ethnic minority Indian and Asian main characters. The execs wanted to change them to both being Jewish, which not only would have negated the central concept but also have proven the entire point of the film. The director refused, but he did place a Jewish [[ThoseTwoGuys buddy duo]] in the film. The film's sequel, perhaps trying to avoid this, put the racial issues front and center, and has Harold and Kumar arrested as terrorists.
* The [[Film/TheCatInTheHat film adaptation]] for ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat'' was ''supposed'' to be more in line with the book, retaining its family-friendly subject matter and sticking to the source material rather than [[AdaptationExpansion adding things in]]. Once the box office success of the [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas film adaptation]] of ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' came around, however, Creator/{{Universal}} and Creator/DreamWorks went to extreme lengths to replicate that film's success, hiring several writers from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' to drastically rewrite the script, shoehorning multiple [[DoubleEntendre adult]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar jokes]] that Creator/DrSeuss would never have approved in his stories, and [[WTHCastingAgency questionable casting choices]] like Creator/MikeMyers as the title role, Creator/AlecBaldwin as the antagonist and Kelly Preston as the mother. Almost everyone who watched the final film had no positive things to say about it, and the Seuss estate hated the film so much that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Seuss' widow refused to allow any more live-action films based off her husband's work]]. Nowadays it serves as the textbook example on how ''not'' to do a family-oriented film.

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* The ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' centers around the subtle and omnipresent (yet hilarious) issues faced by the ethnic minority Indian and Asian main characters. The execs wanted to change them to both being Jewish, which not only would have negated the central concept but also have proven the entire point of the film. The director refused, but he did place a Jewish [[ThoseTwoGuys buddy duo]] in the film. The film's sequel, perhaps trying to avoid this, put the racial issues front and center, and has Harold and Kumar arrested as terrorists.
* The [[Film/TheCatInTheHat film adaptation]] for ''Literature/TheCatInTheHat'' was ''supposed'' to be more in line with the book, retaining its family-friendly subject matter and sticking to the source material rather than [[AdaptationExpansion adding things in]]. Once the box office success of the [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas film adaptation]] of ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' came around, however, Creator/{{Universal}} and Creator/DreamWorks went to extreme lengths to replicate that film's success, hiring several writers from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' to drastically rewrite the script, shoehorning multiple [[DoubleEntendre adult]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar jokes]] that Creator/DrSeuss would never have approved in his stories, and [[WTHCastingAgency questionable casting choices]] like Creator/MikeMyers as the title role, Creator/AlecBaldwin as the antagonist and Kelly Preston as the mother. Almost everyone who watched the final film had no positive things to say about it, and the Seuss estate hated the film so much that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Seuss' Seuss's widow refused to allow any more live-action films based off her husband's work]]. Nowadays it serves as the textbook example on how ''not'' to do a family-oriented film.



* The movie version of the stage musical ''Film/SeventeenSeventySix'' was commissioned by the U.S. government in the runup to the Bicentennial. As such, it suffered from ''executive branch'' meddling, in particular regarding the VillainSong "Cool Considerate Men". It detailed the motives of what were then "conservatives" -- ''i.e.'' the wealthy, risk-averse colonists who opposed the independence movement. Then-president UsefulNotes/RichardNixon hated the song for its implied parallels to ''his'' conservative movement. He was unsuccessful in getting it removed from the play, but he was friends with producer Jack Warner and got it removed from the film. He went so far as to ask Warner to ''destroy the footage''; Warner, no longer in charge of the studio, could only have the negatives packed into unmarked boxes. He would later regret cutting the song from the film, feeling it was essential to the plot. The song would make it to the Special Edition DVD release.

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* The movie version of the stage musical ''Film/SeventeenSeventySix'' was commissioned by the U.S. government in the runup run-up to the Bicentennial. As such, it suffered from ''executive branch'' meddling, in particular regarding the VillainSong "Cool Considerate Men". It detailed the motives of what were then "conservatives" -- ''i.e.'' the wealthy, risk-averse colonists who opposed the independence movement. Then-president UsefulNotes/RichardNixon hated the song for its implied parallels to ''his'' conservative movement. He was unsuccessful in getting it removed from the play, but he was friends with producer Jack Warner and got it removed from the film. He went so far as to ask Warner to ''destroy the footage''; Warner, no longer in charge of the studio, could only have the negatives packed into unmarked boxes. He would later regret cutting the song from the film, feeling it was essential to the plot. The song would make it to the Special Edition DVD release.



* ''Film/Deadpool2016'' has it's budget cut by Fox, from $65m to $58 Million dollars from its working budget, ''right before the film was about to start production''. Tim Miller admitted that this helped the films' pacing, and lead to some action scenes being cut, as well as introducing a RunningGag of Deadpool forgetting his duffel bag. The film also makes fun of only two mutants being around in the X-Mansion due to the limited budget:

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* ''Film/Deadpool2016'' has it's had its working budget cut by Fox, from $65m $65 million to $58 Million dollars from its working budget, million dollars, ''right before the film was about to start production''. Tim Miller admitted that this helped the films' film's pacing, and lead led to some action scenes being cut, as well as introducing a RunningGag of Deadpool forgetting his duffel bag. The film also makes fun of only two mutants being around in the X-Mansion due to the limited budget:



* Ian [=McEwan=] claimed of his work on ''Film/TheGoodSon'', that such instances occurred once Macaulay Culkin stepped into the project. The script was subsequently taken out of [=McEwan=]'s hands and rewritten.

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* Ian [=McEwan=] claimed of his work on ''Film/TheGoodSon'', ''Film/TheGoodSon'' that such instances meddling occurred once Macaulay Culkin stepped into the project. The script was subsequently taken out of [=McEwan=]'s hands and rewritten.



* Mostly averted in the case of ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous'', but not for lack of trying by New Line late in the production, according to ''[=BuzzFeed=]'''s [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/drop-dead-gorgeous-15-year-anniversary 15th-anniversary piece on the film]]. After principal photography was over, while the film was being edited, New Line, which hadn't really paid much attention during shooting, looked at its tracking numbers and found that not only were very few potential viewers aware of the film, fewer still planned to see it. Panicking, they asked the filmmakers to recut the film LighterAndSofter, more like a conventional teen comedy along the lines of ''Film/{{Clueless}}''. But there wasn't much existing material to do that with, by then it was already too late to get the cast back together for reshoots, and most of the editing was done. The studio never realized that, as the screenwriter put it, it was a movie for girls who saw ''Clueless'' and said "Fuck ''them''!"

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* Mostly averted in the case of ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous'', but not for lack of trying by New Line late in the production, according to ''[=BuzzFeed=]'''s [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/drop-dead-gorgeous-15-year-anniversary 15th-anniversary 15th anniversary piece on the film]]. After principal photography was over, while the film was being edited, New Line, which hadn't really paid much attention during shooting, looked at its tracking numbers and found that not only were very few potential viewers aware of the film, fewer still planned to see it. Panicking, they asked the filmmakers to recut the film LighterAndSofter, more like a conventional teen comedy along the lines of ''Film/{{Clueless}}''. But there wasn't much existing material to do that with, by then it was already too late to get the cast back together for reshoots, and most of the editing was done. The studio never realized that, as the screenwriter put it, it was a movie for girls who saw ''Clueless'' and said "Fuck ''them''!"
15th Jun '18 10:25:46 AM Dribbleondo
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* ''Film/Deadpool2016'' has it's budget cut by Fox, from $65m to $58 Million dollars from its working budget, ''right before the film was about to start production''. Tim Miller admitted that this helped the films' pacing, and lead to some action scenes being cut, as well as introducing a RunningGag of Deadpool forgetting his duffel bag. The film also makes fun of only two mutants being around in the X-Mansion due to the limited budget:
--->'''Deadpool:''' It's a big house. It's weird I only ever see the two of you. [[LampshadeHanging Almost like the studio couldn't afford another X-Man.]]
12th Jun '18 1:04:45 PM ooh
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* Creator/BenAffleck's fourth directorial effort ''Film/LiveByNight'' was hit by this. Affleck envisioned and filmed the movie as a three hour long character driven drama, with Joe's brother Danny Coughlin (Creator/ScottEastwood was cast in this role) even appearing in a supporting role. But Warner Bros. thought auidences wouldn't want to sit through a three hour movie (despite the success of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Film/TheHobbit'') and wanted it to be a crowd pleasing action film so Affleck was forced to cut it down to 129 minutes with Danny Coughlin's entire character and another role played by Affleck's regular Titus Welliver being axed. Affleck's schedule also likely proved to be an issue as he had been cast as Batman during pre-production and would have to do ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' right after ''Live by Night''. This also is probably the reason why many character arcs feel incomplete or rushed, which was a complaint among critics along with the pointless ''Film/BladeRunner'' esc narration, which may have been added to fill the gaps left in the story. Affleck's real life divorce from Creator/JenniferGarner and his alcoholism probably didn't help things either. It ended up a very mixed reception and a massive box-office bomb.

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* Creator/BenAffleck's fourth directorial effort ''Film/LiveByNight'' was hit by this. Affleck envisioned and filmed the movie as a three hour long character driven drama, with Joe's brother Danny Coughlin (Creator/ScottEastwood was cast in this role) even appearing in a supporting role. But Warner Bros. thought auidences wouldn't want to sit through a three hour movie (despite the success of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Film/TheHobbit'') and wanted it to be a crowd pleasing action film so Affleck was forced to cut it down to 129 minutes with Danny Coughlin's entire character and another role played by Affleck's regular Titus Welliver being axed. Affleck's schedule also likely proved to be an issue as he had been cast as Batman during pre-production and would have to do ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' right after ''Live by Night''. This also is probably the reason why many character arcs feel incomplete or rushed, which was a complaint among critics along with the pointless ''Film/BladeRunner'' esc ''Film/BladeRunner''-esque narration, which may have been added to fill the gaps left in the story. Affleck's real life divorce from Creator/JenniferGarner and his alcoholism probably didn't help things either. It ended up a very mixed reception and a massive box-office bomb.



* The script for the 1987 Creator/BlakeEdwards [[ScrewballComedy screwball comedy]] ''Film/BlindDate'' starring Creator/BruceWillis and Creator/KimBasinger as rewritten so much[[note]]Blake Edwards, Leslie Dixon, Tom Ropelewski, and Michael Alan Eddy all did uncredited rewrites on the script. According to Launer among the scenes added were one where someone crashes into a bakery and become covered with flour. Other scenes involved someone while fully clothed, jumping or falling into a swimming pool and someone tossing something into a woman's [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage]].[[/note]] that Dale Launer, who wrote the original script[[note]]The studio wanted changes; a [[BlackComedy black]] screwball comedy then turned into a standard screwball comedy. The screenplay was re-written "by a woman writer to [[LighterAndSofter soften it up]]". The woman writer was Leslie Dixon. This re-written draft was given to Blake Edwards - who also re-wrote it.[[/note]], pretty much [[CreatorBacklash disowned]] the finished film[[note]]Lauuner tried to replace his name with that of his registered pseudonym Nigel Grosswanker, but the studio declined.[[/note]]. Launer called his experience with Blake Edwards to be the worst in the motion picture business. According to Launer, Edwards refused to talk to him and even refused to have have someone tell him that Edwards wasn't going to talk to him. The bottom-line for Launer was that Edwards was shooting his script[[note]]Launer felt that ''Blind Date'' is a [[IncrediblyLameFun lame]], slapstick piece of shit. The ''Los Angeles Time'' called it "an archaic, [[{{Lobotomy}} lobotomized]] screenplay by Dale Launer". He disagree with the critique, but disagrees about [[{{Misblamed}} being given the blame]]. If you like the movie, "...give the credit to Edwards and Dixon, if you hate it, blame them."[[/note]] but was unwilling to have any communication with him what so ever.

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* The script for the 1987 Creator/BlakeEdwards [[ScrewballComedy screwball comedy]] ''Film/BlindDate'' starring Creator/BruceWillis and Creator/KimBasinger as rewritten so much[[note]]Blake Edwards, Leslie Dixon, Tom Ropelewski, and Michael Alan Eddy all did uncredited rewrites on the script. According to Launer among the scenes added were one where someone crashes into a bakery and become covered with flour. Other scenes involved someone while fully clothed, jumping or falling into a swimming pool and someone tossing something into a woman's [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage]].[[/note]] that Dale Launer, who wrote the original script[[note]]The studio wanted changes; a [[BlackComedy black]] screwball comedy then turned into a standard screwball comedy. The screenplay was re-written "by a woman writer to [[LighterAndSofter soften it up]]". The woman writer was Leslie Dixon. This re-written draft was given to Blake Edwards - who also re-wrote it.[[/note]], pretty much [[CreatorBacklash disowned]] the finished film[[note]]Lauuner tried to replace his name with that of his registered pseudonym Nigel Grosswanker, but the studio declined.[[/note]]. Launer called his experience with Blake Edwards to be the worst in the motion picture business. According to Launer, Edwards refused to talk to him and even refused to have have someone tell him that Edwards wasn't going to talk to him. The bottom-line for Launer was that Edwards was shooting his script[[note]]Launer felt that ''Blind Date'' is a [[IncrediblyLameFun lame]], slapstick piece of shit. The ''Los Angeles Time'' Times'' called it "an archaic, [[{{Lobotomy}} lobotomized]] screenplay by Dale Launer". He disagree agrees with the critique, but disagrees about [[{{Misblamed}} being given the blame]]. If you like the movie, "...give the credit to Edwards and Dixon, if you hate it, blame them."[[/note]] but was unwilling to have any communication with him what so ever.ever.
* Averted with ''Film/DirtyDancing''. Corporate sponsors persuaded Vestron Pictures to cut the subplot about Penny's abortion or else they would no longer support the film. Vestron ultimately gave these sponsors the door, though this probably had less to do with respect for the filmmakers but rather [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail the fact that they had lost interest in the film and were considering sending it straight to video.]]
1st Jun '18 8:40:09 AM Prfnoff
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* Edwards' ''Film/AFineMess'' was originally intended as a heavily improvised ''homage'' to Creator/LaurelAndHardy's 1932 short ''Film/TheMusicBox'', with Creator/RichardPryor and Burt Reynolds as the leads, in the spirit of Edwards' ''Film/TheParty''. Problems with the studio are among the reasons why it eventually turned into the scripted chase comedy that was released.

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* Edwards' ''Film/AFineMess'' was originally intended as a heavily improvised ''homage'' to Creator/LaurelAndHardy's 1932 short ''Film/TheMusicBox'', with Creator/RichardPryor and Burt Reynolds Creator/BurtReynolds as the leads, in the spirit of Edwards' ''Film/TheParty''. Problems with the studio are among the reasons why it eventually turned into the scripted chase comedy that was released.
12th May '18 12:58:41 PM patriciovalencia117
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** In ''Film/IronMan2'', studio execs clashed with Creator/TerrenceHoward's agents, leading to him [[TheOtherMarty being replaced]] by Creator/DonCheadle. They also re-cut BigBad Ivan Vanko/Whiplash's scenes to make him less sympathetic. And they insisted on adding story elements that would help set up ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', which director Creator/JonFavreau thought made for a much less coherent story overall. Favreau was so put off by the studio that he refused to return for ''Film/IronMan3''.

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** In ''Film/IronMan2'', studio execs clashed with Creator/TerrenceHoward's Terrence Howard agents, leading to him [[TheOtherMarty [[TheOtherDarrin being replaced]] by Creator/DonCheadle. They also re-cut BigBad Ivan Vanko/Whiplash's scenes to make him less sympathetic. And they insisted on adding story elements that would help set up ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', which director Creator/JonFavreau thought made for a much less coherent story overall. Favreau was so put off by the studio that he refused to return for ''Film/IronMan3''.
6th May '18 12:11:15 AM TMC6882
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* The script for the 1987 Creator/BlakeEdwards [[ScrewballComedy screwball comedy]] ''Film/BlindDate'' starring Creator/BruceWillis and Creator/KimBasinger as rewritten so much[[note]]Blake Edwards, Leslie Dixon, Tom Ropelewski, and Michael Alan Eddy all did uncredited rewrites on the script. According to Launer among the scenes added were one where someone crashes into a bakery and become covered with flour. Other scenes involved someone while fully clothed, jumping or falling into a swimming pool and someone tossing something into a woman's [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage]].[[/note]] that Dale Launer, who wrote the original script[[note]]The studio wanted changes; a [[BlackComedy black]] screwball comedy then turned into a standard screwball comedy. The screenplay was re-written "by a woman writer to [[CreatorBacklash soften it up]]". The woman writer was Leslie Dixon. This re-written draft was given to Blake Edwards - who also re-wrote it.[[/note]], pretty much [[CreatorBacklash disowned]] the finished film[[note]]Lauuner tried to replace his name with that of his registered pseudonym Nigel Grosswanker, but the studio declined.[[/note]]. Launer called his experience with Blake Edwards to be the worst in the motion picture business. According to Launer, Edwards refused to talk to him and even refused to have have someone tell him that Edwards wasn't going to talk to him. The bottom-line for Launer was that Edwards was shooting his script[[note]]Launer felt that ''Blind Date'' is a [[IncrediblyLameFun lame]], slapstick piece of shit. The ''Los Angeles Time'' called it "an archaic, [[{{Lobotomy}} lobotomized]] screenplay by Dale Launer". He disagree with the critique, but disagrees about [[{{Misblamed}} being given the blame]]. If you like the movie, "...give the credit to Edwards and Dixon, if you hate it, blame them."[[/note]] but was unwilling to have any communication with him what so ever.

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* The script for the 1987 Creator/BlakeEdwards [[ScrewballComedy screwball comedy]] ''Film/BlindDate'' starring Creator/BruceWillis and Creator/KimBasinger as rewritten so much[[note]]Blake Edwards, Leslie Dixon, Tom Ropelewski, and Michael Alan Eddy all did uncredited rewrites on the script. According to Launer among the scenes added were one where someone crashes into a bakery and become covered with flour. Other scenes involved someone while fully clothed, jumping or falling into a swimming pool and someone tossing something into a woman's [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage]].[[/note]] that Dale Launer, who wrote the original script[[note]]The studio wanted changes; a [[BlackComedy black]] screwball comedy then turned into a standard screwball comedy. The screenplay was re-written "by a woman writer to [[CreatorBacklash [[LighterAndSofter soften it up]]". The woman writer was Leslie Dixon. This re-written draft was given to Blake Edwards - who also re-wrote it.[[/note]], pretty much [[CreatorBacklash disowned]] the finished film[[note]]Lauuner tried to replace his name with that of his registered pseudonym Nigel Grosswanker, but the studio declined.[[/note]]. Launer called his experience with Blake Edwards to be the worst in the motion picture business. According to Launer, Edwards refused to talk to him and even refused to have have someone tell him that Edwards wasn't going to talk to him. The bottom-line for Launer was that Edwards was shooting his script[[note]]Launer felt that ''Blind Date'' is a [[IncrediblyLameFun lame]], slapstick piece of shit. The ''Los Angeles Time'' called it "an archaic, [[{{Lobotomy}} lobotomized]] screenplay by Dale Launer". He disagree with the critique, but disagrees about [[{{Misblamed}} being given the blame]]. If you like the movie, "...give the credit to Edwards and Dixon, if you hate it, blame them."[[/note]] but was unwilling to have any communication with him what so ever.
6th May '18 12:10:04 AM TMC6882
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* The script for the 1987 Creator/BlakeEdwards [[ScrewballComedy screwball comedy]] ''Film/BlindDate'' starring Creator/BruceWillis and Creator/KimBasinger as rewritten so much[[note]]Blake Edwards, Leslie Dixon, Tom Ropelewski, and Michael Alan Eddy all did uncredited rewrites on the script. According to Launer among the scenes added were one where someone crashes into a bakery and become covered with flour. Other scenes involved someone while fully clothed, jumping or falling into a swimming pool and someone tossing something into a woman's [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage]].[[/note]] that Dale Launer, who wrote the original script[[note]]The studio wanted changes; a [[BlackComedy black]] screwball comedy then turned into a standard screwball comedy. The screenplay was re-written "by a woman writer to [[CreatorBacklash soften it up]]". The woman writer was Leslie Dixon. This re-written draft was given to Blake Edwards - who also re-wrote it.[[/note]], pretty much [[CreatorBacklash disowned]] the finished film[[note]]Lauuner tried to replace his name with that of his registered pseudonym Nigel Grosswanker, but the studio declined.[[/note]]. Launer called his experience with Blake Edwards to be the worst in the motion picture business. According to Launer, Edwards refused to talk to him and even refused to have have someone tell him that Edwards wasn't going to talk to him. The bottom-line for Launer was that Edwards was shooting his script[[note]]Launer felt that ''Blind Date'' is a [[IncrediblyLameFun lame]], slapstick piece of shit. The ''Los Angeles Time'' called it "an archaic, [[Lobotomy lobotomized]] screenplay by Dale Launer". He disagree with the critique, but disagrees about [[{{Misblamed}} being given the blame]]. If you like the movie, "...give the credit to Edwards and Dixon, if you hate it, blame them."[[/note]] but was unwilling to have any communication with him what so ever.

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* The script for the 1987 Creator/BlakeEdwards [[ScrewballComedy screwball comedy]] ''Film/BlindDate'' starring Creator/BruceWillis and Creator/KimBasinger as rewritten so much[[note]]Blake Edwards, Leslie Dixon, Tom Ropelewski, and Michael Alan Eddy all did uncredited rewrites on the script. According to Launer among the scenes added were one where someone crashes into a bakery and become covered with flour. Other scenes involved someone while fully clothed, jumping or falling into a swimming pool and someone tossing something into a woman's [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage]].[[/note]] that Dale Launer, who wrote the original script[[note]]The studio wanted changes; a [[BlackComedy black]] screwball comedy then turned into a standard screwball comedy. The screenplay was re-written "by a woman writer to [[CreatorBacklash soften it up]]". The woman writer was Leslie Dixon. This re-written draft was given to Blake Edwards - who also re-wrote it.[[/note]], pretty much [[CreatorBacklash disowned]] the finished film[[note]]Lauuner tried to replace his name with that of his registered pseudonym Nigel Grosswanker, but the studio declined.[[/note]]. Launer called his experience with Blake Edwards to be the worst in the motion picture business. According to Launer, Edwards refused to talk to him and even refused to have have someone tell him that Edwards wasn't going to talk to him. The bottom-line for Launer was that Edwards was shooting his script[[note]]Launer felt that ''Blind Date'' is a [[IncrediblyLameFun lame]], slapstick piece of shit. The ''Los Angeles Time'' called it "an archaic, [[Lobotomy [[{{Lobotomy}} lobotomized]] screenplay by Dale Launer". He disagree with the critique, but disagrees about [[{{Misblamed}} being given the blame]]. If you like the movie, "...give the credit to Edwards and Dixon, if you hate it, blame them."[[/note]] but was unwilling to have any communication with him what so ever.
4th May '18 12:02:23 AM TMC6882
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* The original cut of ''Film/{{Cobra}}'' ran for about 120 minutes with full blown X rating. Afraid the movie would be overshadowed by the then recently released TopGun though, WarnerBrothers told SylvesterStallone to edit it down to an R rating and shorten it to its final theatrical length of 87 minutes to allow for more screenings per day, booth in an attempt to attract a greater audience.

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* The original cut of ''Film/{{Cobra}}'' ran for about 120 minutes with full blown X rating. Afraid the movie would be overshadowed by the then recently released TopGun ''Film/TopGun'' though, WarnerBrothers told SylvesterStallone to edit it down to an R rating and shorten it to its final theatrical length of 87 minutes to allow for more screenings per day, booth in an attempt to attract a greater audience. audience.
* The script for the 1987 Creator/BlakeEdwards [[ScrewballComedy screwball comedy]] ''Film/BlindDate'' starring Creator/BruceWillis and Creator/KimBasinger as rewritten so much[[note]]Blake Edwards, Leslie Dixon, Tom Ropelewski, and Michael Alan Eddy all did uncredited rewrites on the script. According to Launer among the scenes added were one where someone crashes into a bakery and become covered with flour. Other scenes involved someone while fully clothed, jumping or falling into a swimming pool and someone tossing something into a woman's [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage]].[[/note]] that Dale Launer, who wrote the original script[[note]]The studio wanted changes; a [[BlackComedy black]] screwball comedy then turned into a standard screwball comedy. The screenplay was re-written "by a woman writer to [[CreatorBacklash soften it up]]". The woman writer was Leslie Dixon. This re-written draft was given to Blake Edwards - who also re-wrote it.[[/note]], pretty much [[CreatorBacklash disowned]] the finished film[[note]]Lauuner tried to replace his name with that of his registered pseudonym Nigel Grosswanker, but the studio declined.[[/note]]. Launer called his experience with Blake Edwards to be the worst in the motion picture business. According to Launer, Edwards refused to talk to him and even refused to have have someone tell him that Edwards wasn't going to talk to him. The bottom-line for Launer was that Edwards was shooting his script[[note]]Launer felt that ''Blind Date'' is a [[IncrediblyLameFun lame]], slapstick piece of shit. The ''Los Angeles Time'' called it "an archaic, [[Lobotomy lobotomized]] screenplay by Dale Launer". He disagree with the critique, but disagrees about [[{{Misblamed}} being given the blame]]. If you like the movie, "...give the credit to Edwards and Dixon, if you hate it, blame them."[[/note]] but was unwilling to have any communication with him what so ever.
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