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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 11:15 am

The Deer Hunter
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Roy Schieder walks off set and leaves movie due to creative differences....

Cazale's lung cancer becomes uninsurable and a standoff develops between the studio who want him sacked and the Director and cast......Robert Deniro ends up insuring him and Cazale dies in post production.......

Walken improvises in a scene with Deniro and spits in his face........Deniro walks off set and nearly leaves movie....

The Exorcist 3
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Blatty's novel "legion" has all the good available Directors turn it down (Carpenter etc) so he directs himself..........

Blatty wants to keep the title but the Studio insist on Exorcist 3......

After finishing the film the studio says where are the characters from the original ?? and tell him to go back and stick the original priest in that went flying down the steps...

After changing scenes and putting the dead priest from the original in..The studio tell him you can't have a film called the Exorcist 3 without an Exorcism so stick one in............Sticks one in and the film is nothing like the original script.....Blatty turns his back on it..

Apocalypse Now
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18 million over budget...

Keitel replaced in lead role....

Sheen had heart attack....

Brando was over weight and under prepared....

Typhoon wiped out sets...

Director coppola considered suicide...


Waterworld
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Director reynolds walked off set two weeks before the wrap...

Sets wiped out by hurricane

75 million over budget....

Endless script rewrites.....

Constant tension between Director and leading man...

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Post by superflyweight on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 11:38 am

Always love the quote from Coppola about the Apocalypse Now shoot - "There were too many of us, we had access to too much equipment, too much money, and little by little we went insane."

Heaven's Gate (another Cimino film) could be added to that list. Bankrupted United Artists studio.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 11:56 am

Apparently Cimino asked why no one was drinking champagne at the film's premiere....

He was told "Because they all hate the movie Michael"...

Good choice...

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Post by Adam D on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 12:28 pm

I've never seen Heavens Gate but I always thought that although it sank the studio due to the overspend, it was seen as a classic on reappraisal.

Another film that had a troubled production was Highlander II: The Quickening.

As a teen, I was so excited about this coming out but boy was it awful.

Apparently, everyone involved pretty much hated the film. Injuries, delayed payments, rewrites, new endings. A complete mess.

This is quite funny - http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/highlander/31755/what-went-wrong-with-highlander-ii-the-quickening

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 12:31 pm

It was so far removed from the mother ship....

Bit like exorcist 2...

You thought WTF !!!!

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 12:51 pm

Debbie does Dallas had many many issues in production.

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 12:59 pm

Didn't run over budget though.... Cool

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Post by guildfordbat on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 2:06 pm

I always liked Lew Grade's comment about the spiralling costs of producing Raise the Titanic:
''It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic.''

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 2:46 pm

Good stuff...

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Post by Guest on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 3:06 pm

What about Terry Gilliam's "Don Quixote". So fraught with problems it never got finished

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Wed 07 Oct 2015, 4:38 pm

The original Casino Royale was a nightmare..............Sellers quit......Ten directors.......and the producer blamed the stress of the film on him getting cancer..

Apparently before accepting her part Deborah Kerr insisted on extra money for every day the film ran late....

She named her swimming pool after the Producer.....


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