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25th Aug '16 5:13:46 PM FordPrefect
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** Mal's, "Faster would be better!" during the chase scene was also from Joss telling Fillion to, "Say something Mal would say."

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** Mal's, Mal's "Faster would be better!" during the chase scene was also from Joss telling Fillion to, to "Say something Mal would say."



* Tommy Lee Jones reportedly hated the original script of ''Film/MenInBlack'' and largely made up most of his dialogue on the fly. Will Smith did not know any of the lines beforehand, and was often caught off guard by what Jones was saying. The fact that Smith, as agent J, couldn't keep up with Jones as agent K worked well in helping to create the character dynamic between the green newbie MIB agent and the seasoned, hardened veteran agent.
* According to Gail Patrick when she appeared on the ''Kraft Music Hall'' much of the production of ''My Man Godfrey'' was done this way.

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* Tommy Lee Jones reportedly hated the original script of ''Film/MenInBlack'' and largely made up most of his dialogue on the fly. Will Smith did not know any of the lines beforehand, and was often caught off guard by what Jones was saying. The fact that Smith, Smith as agent J, Agent J couldn't keep up with Jones as agent Agent K worked well in helping to create the character dynamic between the green newbie MIB agent and the seasoned, hardened veteran agent.
* According to Gail Patrick when she appeared on the ''Kraft Music Hall'' Hall'', much of the production of ''My Man Godfrey'' was done this way.
25th Aug '16 5:12:36 PM FordPrefect
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** Ermey even managed to ''surprise'' Kubrick during the filming of one of his scenes where one of the improved lines he said included the phrase "reach-around". Kubrick stopped filming briefly and honestly asked what the phrase meant, and Ermey [[MeanCharacterNiceActor politely told him]]. Kubrick then asked him to keep the phrase in each take of the scene.

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** Ermey even managed to ''surprise'' Kubrick during the filming of one of his scenes where one of the improved improvised lines he said included the phrase "reach-around". Kubrick stopped filming briefly and honestly asked what the phrase meant, and Ermey [[MeanCharacterNiceActor politely told him]]. Kubrick then asked him to keep the phrase in each take of the scene.



* In ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'', The first scene where the vampires reveal themselves and a massive battle ensues was simply marked in the script as "All Hell breaks loose". Also, Creator/SalmaHayek's dance as Satanico Pandemonium had no choreographer. Creator/RobertRodriguez just brought her in and let the music move her as it would.

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* In ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'', The the first scene where the vampires reveal themselves and a massive battle ensues was simply marked in the script as "All Hell breaks loose". Also, Creator/SalmaHayek's dance as Satanico Pandemonium had no choreographer. Creator/RobertRodriguez just brought her in and let the music move her as it would.



* While Creator/KevinSmith is notoriously against improvisation, he sometimes jokes about writing 'Jay and Silent Bob say something remotely witty' in his earlier scripts. He loosened up with ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'', as much of the cast were experienced imrpov actors.

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* While Creator/KevinSmith is notoriously against improvisation, he sometimes jokes about writing 'Jay and Silent Bob say something remotely witty' in his earlier scripts. He loosened up with ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'', as much of the cast were experienced imrpov improv actors.
25th Aug '16 5:11:17 PM FordPrefect
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** Of course this has lead to so many of his injuries. Improv action scenes mean no safety measures beyond "Try not to kill him" can be taken. In one scene he landed in front of a running saw blade that was real. A few inches and [[GroinAttack he would have been castrated]]

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** Of course this has lead led to so many of his injuries. Improv action scenes mean no safety measures beyond "Try not to kill him" can be taken. In one scene he landed in front of a running saw blade that was real. A few more inches and [[GroinAttack he would have been castrated]] castrated]].
25th Aug '16 5:07:36 PM FordPrefect
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** It didn't even stop when he was interviewed for ''Inside The Actor's Studio'', where he ad libbed and joked so much that one audience member actually had to be escorted out by [=EMT=]s because ''he has a hernia'' from laughing so hard!

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** It didn't even stop when he was interviewed for ''Inside The Actor's Studio'', where he ad libbed and joked so much that one audience member actually had to be escorted out by [=EMT=]s because ''he has had a hernia'' from laughing so hard!
25th Aug '16 5:03:34 PM FordPrefect
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** This sometimes varied by director. Jules White tended to stick more to the script (although he did allow the Stooges considerable leeway), whereas Edward Bernds was more flexible and encouraging of ad-libbing. Bernds applied this to great effect in his shorts with Shemp, who was an excellent ad-libber. As a result, many of the best Shemp shorts (''Brideless Groom'', ''Who Done It?'') were often directed by Bernds.

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** This sometimes varied by director. Jules White tended to stick more to the script (although he did allow the Stooges considerable leeway), whereas Edward Bernds was more flexible and encouraging of ad-libbing. Bernds applied this to great effect in his shorts with Shemp, who was an excellent ad-libber. As a result, many of the best Shemp shorts (''Brideless Groom'', ''Who Done It?'') were often directed by Bernds.



* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Much of the physical comedy involving Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane were improvised and/or ad-libbed between Sorrell Booke and James Best. The producers had realized the duo's comedic chemistry and Best -- as he once recalled in various interviews -- said that many of their own ideas were often better than what was originally written in the script.

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* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Much of the physical comedy involving Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane were improvised and/or ad-libbed between Sorrell Booke and James Best. The producers had realized the duo's comedic chemistry and Best -- as he once recalled in various interviews -- said that many of their own ideas were often better than what was originally written in the script.
15th Aug '16 4:19:20 PM pinkdalek
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** "Terror of the Zygons" has a scene where Sarah and the Doctor are [[LockedInAFreezer locked in a vacuum container]]. The scripted version of the screen required a practical special effect that was too expensive, so it was discarded and Baker and Sladen were allowed to devise their own scene.
17th Jul '16 12:55:23 PM NWolfman
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* The scripts of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' usually didn't specify the content of Terry Gilliam's linking animations. They'd simply say stuff like "Terry takes over here".

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* The scripts of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' usually didn't specify the content of Terry Gilliam's linking animations. They'd simply say stuff like "Terry takes over here". The skits, however, were very heavily scripted.
17th Jul '16 12:54:10 PM NWolfman
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* Creator/RobinWilliams comedies also offer this leeway, such as in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' and ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. The latter produced over ten hours of Genie dialogue.

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* Creator/RobinWilliams comedies also offer this leeway, such as in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' and ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. The latter produced over ten hours of Genie dialogue.dialogue and disqualified it from a "Best Original Screenplay" Oscar.



** It didn't even stop when he was interviewed for ''Inside The Actor's Studio'', where he ad libbed and joked so much that one audience member actually had to be escorted out by EMTs because ''he has a hernia'' from laughing so hard!

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** It didn't even stop when he was interviewed for ''Inside The Actor's Studio'', where he ad libbed and joked so much that one audience member actually had to be escorted out by EMTs [=EMT=]s because ''he has a hernia'' from laughing so hard!
17th Jul '16 12:53:26 PM NWolfman
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** You think he'd stop for his ''Inside the Actors Studio'' interview ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evq8wnvTC3M here]])? Think again.

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** You think he'd It didn't even stop when he was interviewed for his ''Inside the Actors Studio'' interview ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evq8wnvTC3M here]])? Think again.The Actor's Studio'', where he ad libbed and joked so much that one audience member actually had to be escorted out by EMTs because ''he has a hernia'' from laughing so hard!
17th Jul '16 12:50:23 PM NWolfman
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* Creator/KevinSmith claimed, jokingly, that he sometimes does this when he's writing. He claims to put 'Jay and Silent Bob say something remotely witty' in the scripts.

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* While Creator/KevinSmith claimed, jokingly, that is notoriously against improvisation, he sometimes does this when he's writing. He claims to put jokes about writing 'Jay and Silent Bob say something remotely witty' in his earlier scripts. He loosened up with ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'', as much of the scripts.cast were experienced imrpov actors.
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