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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2012, 14:59 kanniballl
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 13:34:
SimplyMonk wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 12:19:
I rarely, if ever, here the argument where people asked for more to be cut out from a source material in order to make the movie shorter.
Yes, I would agree with you on that. However, I have seen certainly many dozens, possibly 100s of lengthened versions of various films. "Director's Cuts", "Unrated" versions, "Extended" versions -- and I'd have to say the overall effect is that I have great respect for the art of film editing. It is extremely rare for these longer versions to be better. Much more often, they are worse -- sometimes much worse.

Well, define source material.

True, I can't think of any novel->film adaptations where I wished they cut something out. Then again I rarely see a great novel adaptation that stands out in memory.

But there HAVE been movies where I wish they hadn't added as much and thus removed bits entirely.
  • Spider-man 3 - Too many villains, seemed to drag on. I could have done without as much Osborn
  • Dark Knight - Seemed a bit long, while I liked TwoFace the movie could have done without him
  • etc

  • Honestly, Jackson could do a very loyal film in his 2.5hour format or whatever... and could DEFINITELY do a loyal treatment in 2 x 2.5hour fims .

    But 3 films? Really?

    The book is great, but it isn't THAT long.

    "Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
    -Fry, Futurama
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