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Million Dollar Movie

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A script worth reading because of how different it is from the final movie. 

[Photo Credit: Brian Hamill]


1 MSM35   ~  Dec 8, 2014 6:23 pm

I recently read a script of a present TV show. When it was finally filmed it was very different. I guess that is the way it goes.

2 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 9, 2014 9:07 am

[1] script changes seem like a rule; rewrites are constantly made throughout a shoot for various reasons. Some are practical; not enough time in a shoot day or limited space or access to a location, sometimes story logic reveals plot holes that need correcting, a lot of times the actor and/or director modify a line or scenario to suit their perception of a character or scene, and sometimes it's just impractical to film a scene as written.

People will often think a script is changed on an egotistical whim or to satisfy a test of audience reaction; the latter does happen and is often part of the process, but far more in movies than in TV.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 9, 2014 9:34 am

And Annie Hall was a movie, in particular, that was shaped in the cutting room. The love story with Diane Keaton was a small part of the original story but emerged as THE story.

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Dec 10, 2014 4:51 pm

wasn't there a murder mystery in the original draft?

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