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17th Jun '17 7:37:15 PM PatPayne
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*** Meyer was a director who in general was not willing to take Shatner's crap: Shatner also tried it in ''StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan" when he kept doing a sing-song delivery of the line "here it comes" (in the crucial scene where Kirk was tricking Khan into thinking he was sending information on Genesis rather than an override code to drop ''Reliant's'' shields). Meyer, who knew that Kirk was smarter than blatantly telegraphing to a highly-intelligent enemy that he was tricking him, kept demanding take after take. Finally, Shatner, fed up, gave a muted and petulant-sounding delivery of the line, hoping that Meyer would take the hint, finally cut it out and move on. [[BatmanGambit Guess which take ended up in the movie?]]

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*** Meyer was a director who in general was not willing to take Shatner's crap: Shatner also tried it in ''StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan" ''StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan'' when he kept doing a sing-song delivery of the line "here it comes" (in the crucial scene where Kirk was tricking Khan into thinking he was sending information on Genesis rather than an override code to drop ''Reliant's'' shields). Meyer, who knew that Kirk was smarter than blatantly telegraphing to a highly-intelligent enemy that he was tricking him, kept demanding take after take. Finally, Shatner, fed up, gave a muted and petulant-sounding delivery of the line, hoping that Meyer would take the hint, finally cut it out and move on. [[BatmanGambit Guess which take ended up in the movie?]]
17th Jun '17 7:36:26 PM PatPayne
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*** Meyer was a director who in general was not willing to take Shatner's crap: Shatner also tried it in ''StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan" when he kept doing a sing-song delivery of the line "here it comes" (in the crucial scene where Kirk was tricking Khan into thinking he was sending information on Genesis rather than an override code to drop ''Reliant's'' shields). Meyer, who knew that Kirk was smarter than blatantly telegraphing to a highly-intelligent enemy that he was tricking him, kept demanding take after take. Finally, Shatner, fed up, gave a muted and petulant-sounding delivery of the line, hoping that Meyer would take the hint, finally cut it out and move on. [[BatmanGambit Guess which take ended up in the movie?]]
17th Jun '17 3:10:14 AM AlternativeCola
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* [[http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-mummy-meltdown-tom-cruise-1202465742/ Variety's expose]] revealed that Creator/TomCruise had a lot of control of ''Film/TheMummy2017'' and these include:

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* [[http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-mummy-meltdown-tom-cruise-1202465742/ Variety's expose]] revealed that Creator/TomCruise had a lot of control of over ''Film/TheMummy2017'' and these include:



** The whole production team basically falling in line with whatever Cruise said.
** Going as far as overseeing the editing of the movie with his preferred editor, Andrew Mondshein.

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** The whole production team basically falling in line with whatever Cruise said.
** Going
said, even going as far as overseeing the editing of the movie with his preferred editor, Andrew Mondshein.
16th Jun '17 9:55:09 AM Psyclone
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* Prima-donna actor Mike Shiner undermines Riggan Thompson's directorial vision at every opportunity in ''Film/{{Birdman}}''. For extra meta points, Shiner is played by EdwardNorton, who has an infamous reputation for engaging in this trope (see below).

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* Prima-donna actor Mike Shiner undermines Riggan Thompson's directorial vision at every opportunity in ''Film/{{Birdman}}''. For extra meta points, Shiner is played by EdwardNorton, who has an infamous reputation is notorious for engaging in this trope in real life (see below).
15th Jun '17 10:29:48 PM AlternativeCola
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[[http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-mummy-meltdown-tom-cruise-1202465742/ Variety's expose]] revealed that Creator/TomCruise had a lot of control of ''Film/TheMummy2017'' and these include:

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* [[http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-mummy-meltdown-tom-cruise-1202465742/ Variety's expose]] revealed that Creator/TomCruise had a lot of control of ''Film/TheMummy2017'' and these include:
15th Jun '17 10:28:26 PM AlternativeCola
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[[http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-mummy-meltdown-tom-cruise-1202465742/ Variety's expose]] revealed that Creator/TomCruise had a lot of control of ''Film/TheMummy2017'' and these include:

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[[http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-mummy-meltdown-tom-cruise-1202465742/ Variety's expose]] revealed that Creator/TomCruise had a lot of control of ''Film/TheMummy2017'' and these include:
15th Jun '17 10:25:15 PM AlternativeCola
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[[http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-mummy-meltdown-tom-cruise-1202465742/ Variety's expose]] revealed that Creator/TomCruise had a lot of control of ''Film/TheMummy2017'' and these include:
** Early drafts of the script gave about 50/50 screentime to Nick Morton and Ahmanet. But Cruise brought in writers he was more familiar with (Christopher [=McQuarrie=], and Dylan Kussman) to make changes to the script. Including increasing Nick's screentime at the expense of Ahmanet's screentime and development.
** Alex Kurtzman being director in-name only. That it was essentially Cruise who was the actual director of the movie. Not helping was Kurtzman's inexperience in directing big-budgeted action blockbusters was showing through, giving even more incentive for Cruise to take the reins.
** The whole production team basically falling in line with whatever Cruise said.
** Going as far as overseeing the editing of the movie with his preferred editor, Andrew Mondshein.
26th May '17 6:30:05 PM jormis29
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* George Stevens had a hard time directing Creator/JamesDean on ''Film/{{Giant}}''. The problem started with Stevens' ordering Dean to get rid of his Actor's Studio mannerisms like moving his head from side to side or hopping while walking. The two argued constantly, and at one point the actor went on strike for three days. Dean even ordered his agent to come to the location to help him deal with the director. He also referred to Stevens as "Fatso" behind his back. In defiance, Dean would often hold up production for hours, causing the film to go over schedule.

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* George Stevens Creator/GeorgeStevens had a hard time directing Creator/JamesDean on ''Film/{{Giant}}''. The problem started with Stevens' ordering Dean to get rid of his Actor's Studio mannerisms like moving his head from side to side or hopping while walking. The two argued constantly, and at one point the actor went on strike for three days. Dean even ordered his agent to come to the location to help him deal with the director. He also referred to Stevens as "Fatso" behind his back. In defiance, Dean would often hold up production for hours, causing the film to go over schedule.
21st May '17 10:55:05 AM Nathanoraptor
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** Similar to the above, Paul and Linda [=McCartney=] appeared as guest stars in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E5LisaTheVegetarian Lisa the Vegetarian]]" under the condition that Lisa would convert to vegetarianism, and stay that way for the entire series. This remains one of the few permanent changes in a show that delights in StatusQuoIsGod.

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** Similar to the above, Paul and Linda [=McCartney=] appeared as guest stars in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E5LisaTheVegetarian Lisa the Vegetarian]]" under the condition that Lisa would convert to vegetarianism, and stay vegetarianism permanently, stating that way for not doing so would confuse viewers. (It also helps that the entire series.earlier episode, ''Lisa's Wedding'' stated that Lisa converted to vegetarianism at some point). This remains one of the few permanent changes in a show that delights in StatusQuoIsGod.
9th May '17 4:52:38 AM jormis29
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** Earlier on, Shannen Doherty ''tried'' to do this. Tensions between her and Creator/AlyssaMilano were at an all-time high by the end of the third season. Doherty eventually went "either she goes or I do" - and she was fired while the show was on hiatus. She still owned the rights to her image, so they could not use any archive footage or pictures of her again during the show's run.

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** Earlier on, Shannen Doherty Creator/ShannenDoherty ''tried'' to do this. Tensions between her and Creator/AlyssaMilano were at an all-time high by the end of the third season. Doherty eventually went "either she goes or I do" - and she was fired while the show was on hiatus. She still owned the rights to her image, so they could not use any archive footage or pictures of her again during the show's run.
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