JULIE SALAMON: "IT WAS THE KIND OF GRAND GUIGNOL DE PALMA LOVED - A BROAD, OPERATIC MELODRAMA"
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:53 AM CSTName: "Harry Georgatos "
A incendiary scene like that would have done justice to the nature of the book. I would have fought tooth and nail to keep it in the movie.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 2:56 PM CSTName: "Brett"
Agree with Harry! What I wouldn't do to see this scene! It sounds amazing. What a shame it was cut based on (if I recall Salmon's book correctly) the fact that the test audience who saw the version without this scene cheered more loudly than the test audience who viewed the version with this scene. Blah.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 4:41 PM CSTName: "Geoff"
Yeah, Brett, and it was conceived to play in slow motion, so after the first test audience did not like the scene in slow motion, they made it regular motion, but it still did not test well, and so it was taken out altogether.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 1:31 AM CSTName: "Harry Georgatos "
Test audience surveys just butcher the final cut of the film. It completely ruined Snake Eyes and so many other filmmakers movies. Spielberg doesn't permit test audience surveys to his films.
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 9:46 PM CDTName: "Nicholas Vargo"
The irony is that Dave Grusin actually scored this scene and had the cue recorded for the soundtrack album. I own the soundtrack and imagine what this scene would have looked like whenever I hear the music cue (which is called "Sword of Justice"). I share the sentiments with everyone here that I would have loved to see this scene in the final film. In fact, as I much as I loved the podcast The Plot Thickens (which focused on this movie) this past summer, I was severely disappointed that Julie Saloman didn't mention it at all. Especially since the scene and the story behind it was dealt with in pretty good detail in her book.