Playing With: Throw It In
: An actor improvises/screws up a line or scene, which eventually goes into the final product.
- Straight: In a scene of Legend of the Ancient Trope, Daniel is supposed to tell Lord Evulz he is a dangerous fighter, then draw his sword. However, Daniel's actor draws the sword too quickly, and ends up flinging it offscreen. The director decides to keep it in, pretending it's a comedy scene.
- Exaggerated: The entire movie is improvised by the actors.
- Downplayed: Daniel is told to shout at Lord Evulz, "You damn monster!" However, the actor gets so in-character that he replaces "damn" with a harsher curse word. The director ends up using that take, deciding that the line is stronger the way he said it than in the original script.
- In a movie that is entirely improvised, Daniel's actor speaks a pre-written line that gets into the final cut.
- The director suddenly tells the actors not to use a particular line from the script.
- Before handing Daniel's actor the sword, the prop department put a lubricant on the sword, following instructions from the director, ensuring that he'll lose the sword even though it's not in his version of the script.
- Subverted: The director says he'll keep it in, but a while later decides against it and orders a proper take of the scene.
- Double Subverted: But he goes and puts the flub in anyway.
- Parodied: ???
- Zig Zagged: (continued from "Double Subverted") ...and then removes it when test audiences react negatively... But only from the theatrical release, because he puts it back in the Director's Cut version.
- Averted: Daniel's actor thought of an idea to make the scene better, but refrains.
- Enforced: Daniel's actor is told to improvise whatever feels right.
- Lampshaded: "Wow, didn't expect that..."
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: Enforced Method Acting and Improv.
- Defied: The director orders the scene to be shot properly.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
"Hey, that wasn't in the script! ...Ah well, Throw It In