History ExecutiveMeddling / Film

17th Mar '17 9:27:36 PM scooter
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* Due to this tropes, ''Film/OnDangerousGround'' was supposed to have a depressing DidNotGetTheGirl ending. Executives thought that that wasn't going to go down well with audiences, so they forced director ''Creator/NicholasRay'' to cut it out. Thatís why the ending feels rather rushed; Ray refused to direct the revised final scene in question, so blocking was left to the main actors.

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* Due to this tropes, ''Film/OnDangerousGround'' was supposed to have a depressing DidNotGetTheGirl ending. Executives thought that that wasn't going to go down well with audiences, so they forced director ''Creator/NicholasRay'' Creator/NicholasRay to cut it out. Thatís why the ending feels rather rushed; Ray refused to direct the revised final scene in question, so blocking was left to the main actors.
13th Mar '17 1:32:17 AM TroperBeDoper
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** Additionally, a crewmember of the movie posted just how nightmarish the production was to everyone, including Shymalan. http://moviepilot.com/posts/3270452

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** Additionally, a crewmember of the movie posted just how nightmarish [[http://moviepilot.com/posts/3270452 nightmarish]] the production was to everyone, including Shymalan. http://moviepilot.com/posts/3270452
10th Mar '17 3:59:10 AM TroperBeDoper
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* In his commentary on the 20th-Anniversary DVD release of ''Hellraiser'', Clive Barker says that the suggestions made by executives ''improved'' the film. Ironic, since they were trying to tone it down.

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* In his commentary on the 20th-Anniversary DVD release of ''Hellraiser'', ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'', Clive Barker says that the suggestions made by executives ''improved'' the film. Ironic, since they were trying to tone it down. The same cannot be said however for the fourth film, ''Film/HellraiserBloodline''. Which was edited and rewritten by the studio to such a degree, Barker cut ties with the film franchise and director Kevin Yagher [[AlanSmithee refused to be credited for it.]]
4th Mar '17 11:56:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/JohnCarter'' is infamous for how Disney botched so much of its release. They first dropped the title of "John Carter of Mars", as they somehow reasoned that the "Mars" name was the reason their movie "Film/MarsNeedsMoms" was a huge box office bomb. They failed to properly develop word-of-mouth buzz and gave it InvisibleAdvertising that completely failed to mention how the property influenced virtually every sci-fi story of the last century. It all ended with a massive box office bomb.

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* ''Film/JohnCarter'' is infamous for how Disney botched so much of its release. They first dropped the title of "John Carter of Mars", as they somehow reasoned that the "Mars" name was the reason their movie "Film/MarsNeedsMoms" ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' was a huge box office bomb. They failed to properly develop word-of-mouth buzz and gave it InvisibleAdvertising that completely failed to mention how the property influenced virtually every sci-fi story of the last century. It all ended with a massive box office bomb.
26th Feb '17 10:03:03 PM gewunomox
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* The original producer of ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' abandoned the film just as the Pythons were getting ready to shoot (or, as Michael Palin put it, "when they finally read the script"). The film was left without a producer, but then in stepped former [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle]] GeorgeHarrison, who was a total Python fanboy who also happened to be rich enough to finance the film on his own. He even founded his own production company just for this film, although it went on to produce a number of later successes as well. When asked why, Harrison just said, "I wanted to see the movie." Eric Idle would later call it "the most expensive movie ticket ever purchased."

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* The original producer of ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' abandoned the film just as the Pythons were getting ready to shoot (or, as Michael Palin put it, "when they finally read the script"). The film was left without a producer, but then in stepped former [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle]] GeorgeHarrison, Music/GeorgeHarrison, who was a total Python fanboy who also happened to be rich enough to finance the film on his own. He even founded his own production company just for this film, although it went on to produce a number of later successes as well. When asked why, Harrison just said, "I wanted to see the movie." Eric Idle would later call it "the most expensive movie ticket ever purchased."
26th Feb '17 10:29:59 AM nombretomado
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* The classic FilmNoir ''Film/TheBigSleep'' had positive executive meddling. The film was completed in 1944, but then shelved so the studio could push through its backlog of WWII movies. It was finally released in 1946. In the meantime, stars HumphreyBogart and LaurenBacall had married, and the pair's first film, ''To Have and Have Not'', had been released, demonstrating their bankable chemistry. ''Film/TheBigSleep'' was recut and new scenes, mainly featuring the two leads flirting, were inserted. This made the movie even more confusing, but the results were worth it. The original 1944 version survives, though, as it was shown to U.S. troops overseas during the war; both are available on DVD.

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* The classic FilmNoir ''Film/TheBigSleep'' had positive executive meddling. The film was completed in 1944, but then shelved so the studio could push through its backlog of WWII movies. It was finally released in 1946. In the meantime, stars HumphreyBogart Creator/HumphreyBogart and LaurenBacall Creator/LaurenBacall had married, and the pair's first film, ''To Have and Have Not'', had been released, demonstrating their bankable chemistry. ''Film/TheBigSleep'' was recut and new scenes, mainly featuring the two leads flirting, were inserted. This made the movie even more confusing, but the results were worth it. The original 1944 version survives, though, as it was shown to U.S. troops overseas during the war; both are available on DVD.
12th Jan '17 11:53:45 AM comicwriter
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* ''Film/StreetFighter'': Early on, Steven E. de Souza decided that they should only include seven fighters from the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII game]] in order to avoid having a messy story and bloated cast. The representatives from Creator/{{Capcom}} initially agreed, but reneged on their promise and forced him to include nearly the entire roster, causing the core cast to balloon from seven to fifteen, which doesn't even take into account supporting roles or {{Canon Foreigner}}s.

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* ''Film/StreetFighter'': Early on, Steven E. de Souza decided that they should only include seven fighters from the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII game]] in order to avoid having a messy story and bloated cast. The representatives from Creator/{{Capcom}} initially agreed, but reneged on their promise and forced him to include nearly the entire roster, causing the core cast to balloon from seven to fifteen, which doesn't even take into account supporting roles or {{Canon Foreigner}}s. Also, Capcom really wanted de Souza to cast Japanese actor Kenya Sawada as Ryu, despite the fact that the director wast looking for a comedic actor with better English skills. The character of Captain Sawada was created as a compromise, causing the cast to bloat even further.
11th Jan '17 6:16:02 PM comicwriter
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* ''Film/StreetFighter'': Early on, Steven E. de Souza decided that they should only include seven fighters from the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII game]] in order to avoid having a messy story and bloated cast. The representatives from Creator/{{Capcom}} initially agreed, but reneged on their promise and forced him to include nearly the entire roster, causing the core cast to balloon from seven to fifteen, which doesn't even take into account supporting roles or {{Canon Foreigner}}s.
6th Jan '17 7:37:24 PM nombretomado
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* One of the wonderful defiances is from Creator/TimBurton in ''Film/MarsAttacks'' He was told he couldn't kill JackNicholson's character. The solution? Cast him twice [[spoiler: and kill him twice!]]

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* One of the wonderful defiances is from Creator/TimBurton in ''Film/MarsAttacks'' He was told he couldn't kill JackNicholson's Creator/JackNicholson's character. The solution? Cast him twice [[spoiler: and kill him twice!]]
30th Dec '16 12:09:56 PM DarcyFoster
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** ''Film/IronMan3'' fell victim to this twice from two different parties:
*** Disney were responsible for the first example (to the plot) - Shane Black originally intended to adapt the Demon in a Bottle comic book storyline[[note]]this storyline dealt with Tony Stark's alcoholism[[/note]], but Disney objected as children would be watching it.
*** Marvel's corporate arm were responsible for the second one - The Main/BigBad was original female, but they insisted it be a male character, as toys based on female characters wouldn't sell. As a result, the entire script had to be changed, and led to the downsizing of both Ellen Brandt's and Maya Hansen's roles.
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