Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Sunday Question: Change A Film

The Sunday Question is BACK here on LiE, and ready for you to stretch your mind once more in debate.

This Week's Prompt: If you had it in your power to change one scene (remove, or make better) from a film you love, would you? And if so, what would you change and why?

Considerations: Just a fun, mind stretching question, for you all this week. Have fun and edit away!


5 better thoughts:

The Mad Hatter said...

many of Spielberg's recent films (A.I., MINORITY REPORT, WAR OF THE WORLDS, MUNICH) I find end somewhat clumsily. Since I believe that a rough landing can ruin a movie for most people, I'd like to go in and cut them a bit short.

I think if that were done, people would be loving his movies a lot more these days.

Alex said...

This is such a small thing, but it's from my all-time favorite movie so it matters to me. At the end of Singin' in the Rain, there's the part where Kathy is singing behind the curtain as Lina lip-syncs. Don, Cosmo, and the studio head RF Simpson start dancing in the wings to mimic Lina. And goddammit I just think the guy who plays RF (Millard Mitchell) is an awful actor, and he does this really annoying awkward dance thing with his hands that I can't stand.

So that. I would change that. Also, the ending to Pretty in Pink. Fuck that rich kid Andrew McCarthy, Molly should go with Duckie.

Generally with my favorite movies I want to change up actors, not necessarily specific scenes. Like replacing Millard Mitchell in Singin' in the Rain. Or Jennifer Connelly in Dark City.

SugaryCynic said...

I agree with Alex on Pretty In Pink, it always pissed me off that she didn't choose Duckie. Most of the movies I love, I tend to love unconditionally, like if there was something I wanted to change then I wouldn't have loved it in the first place. But most recently, in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, I would have changed that stupid-ass mini subplot of Ramona having a microchip in her head that Gideon controlled. It went nowhere, explained nothing and seemed like the director's way of going "yeah, I know Ramona kinda came off as a bitch, but uh, it wasn't her fault! There was a, um, chip. Yes! a chip in her head!" >.<

Simon said...

The whole 'and here's what happened, you guys' scene from Psycho. I know that's terribly obvious, but dammit, I know what happened. I was there. You, detective, were not.

Fletch said...


It's not my favorite movie or anything, but when I read your post, the first thing I thought of was the end of Minority Report with the wife. To see Hatter mention that right away only gives validation to that.

It's minor, but I think I might add back in the Beatles/Elvis scene from Pulp Fiction. That belonged in there, damnit.

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