Soapbox: 16 Movies That Were Canceled Mid-Filming

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It’s true what they say: the good die young

As even the most casual cinema buff already knows, film productions get canceled all the time. A reminder of the colossal effort required to actually make a movie, these aborted projects will typically be announced by their respective studios, a script will be developed and cast and crew hired – only to be scuttled soon after.

There are plenty of reasons why this occurs – the most common causes are creative disagreements between studio executives and the filmmakers, or financial concerns – but regardless, these reasons wind up being sufficient to ensure the plug is pulled. Like we said, happens all the time – but what doesn’t happen that often is that a film actually commences shooting before it’s shut down!

The rationale behind studios scrapping a production after filming is underway vary wildly – although again, artistic disputes and funding-related problems remain the prominent culprits. But there have also been instances of onset tragedies, freak weather conditions, and (allegedly, at least) a voodoo curse resulting in films being scuttled while the director is still calling “action!”

With this in mind, we’ve pulled together a list of 16 Movies That Were Canceled During Filming.

This post was written exclusively for Screen Rant – click here to read the full article

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Soapbox: 16 Movies That Were Canceled Mid-Filming

Soapbox: 15 ‘Confusing’ Movies That Are Actually So Easy To Understand

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Even if you are confused by 2001: A Space Odyssey, at least it looks purty!

If there’s a common criticism levelled at films by moviegoers, it’s that they can be too hard to understand. Whilst some audience members enjoy the exciting sensation that comes with piecing together what a movie actually means, plenty of people just want to be entertained, not bewildered.

However, while some flicks are indeed a chore to follow – sometimes intentionally so (although not always!) – often times, they’re actually not that hard to figure out, with just a little effort. And why shouldn’t viewers meet filmmakers half way, when it comes investing themselves in the narrative?

After all, while we all enjoy the satisfaction of switching off our brains and relaxing in front of a film with a straightforward plot, there’s also something to be said for movies that force us to use our grey matter.

Sure, films by directors like Stanley Kubrick, Christopher Nolan, and Terry Gilliam may leave us scratching our heads at first, but the “Eureka!” moment when it all clicks into place – either in the cinema or days later – is always worth it.

With that in mind, this list takes a look at 15 “Confusing” Movies That Are Actually So Easy To Understand if you’re prepared to use the ol’ noodle, that is!

This post was written exclusively for Screen Rant – click here to read the full article

Soapbox: 15 ‘Confusing’ Movies That Are Actually So Easy To Understand

Five Minutes With…Guy Hendrix Dyas (Part 1)

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Guy collaborating with director Terry Gilliam on the set of The Brothers Grimm

Ever watched a movie or TV show and thought to yourself: “Damn, this sure looks pretty”?

I’m willing to bet that you have, and the person you should be thanking for those stunning visuals is the production designer (or PD, for short).

PDs look after the overall look of a film or TV show, working alongside the director and producer to choose the settings and develop the style needed to tell the story visually.

Needless to say, they are a major creative force on any production, as the work of this month’s Five Minutes With… Q&A participant, Guy Hendrix Dyas, makes abundantly clear.

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Five Minutes With…Guy Hendrix Dyas (Part 1)