If they had the money to film alternate scenes...

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  1. Dark Prophet Registered

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    If they had the money to film alternate scenes, you would think they would just go ahead and film MORE.

    For example, they could have added to the Eddie Brock/Sandman meeting instead of creating a whole new alternate one... Then there's the Bernard/Mary Jane talking to Harry scene... etc etc

    Is it just me, or is everyone else as baffled with Sony's creative and production approach as I am?
     
  2. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    This could have gone in the deleted scenes thread.

    But anyway, those scenes were cut/altered I am guessing for length...by adding to them, you make them longer. The problem was the scenes were too long in the first place (for the runtime Sony wanted). I mean, the movie was like 2hr and 20min (which for a movie like this, is long).
     
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    I think it was more like 2 hours and 56 minutes originally. I know they cut down 30 pages of the original script. But the MJ talking to Harry, and the alternate Venom asks Sandman for help were filmed.

    http://www.freewebs.com/spidermanfan711/spiderman3deleted.html
     
  4. Blader5489 CASUAL SEX!

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    The reshoots were done for time; Raimi had to cut the film down to under 139 minutes.
     
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    Some of those scenes could've been left in I think. Pirates 3 was at least 1/2 hour longer than Spidey 3(I'm not sure of the exact time but I know it was longer). I definetly would've sat through a longer Spider-man film. I mean,Titanic was how long,3 hours? And that's the highest grossing film in history. I think it could've worked for the Spider-man franchise.
     
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    Sony wouldnt allow it. They didnt want the kids to get bored.
     
  7. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    But Pirates 3 sucked (not due to its length, but it did suck), and Titanic got all that money cause it was a movie every chick in the world loved, and was in theaters for like a year.

    I am not saying I wouldn't have enjoyed a longer SM movie (I would have loved it), but you gotta remember that studios don't normally want really long runtimes for movies like this.

    I know they were filmed. I am just saying they needed to be cut for length.
     
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    everyone keeps saying the Brock/Sandman scene at the park was an "alternate" scene. I think it was an "additional" scene b/c it would explain how Brock knows about Sandman's family in the alley scene.
     
  9. Spider-Vader Mercin' & Workin'

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    That one LOTR movie was like 24 hours & it is #2 world-wide, sooo....
    I say we really needed more fights, Symbiote Spidey, Sandman character devolpment, Venom/Eddie Brock & NO DANCE SCENES!
     
  10. kward711 Registered

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    no I think it was alternate because he is talking to Flint in the park:

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  11. kward711 Registered

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    Yes. The original script for SM3 was 152 pages but they cut it down to 120 pages because they claim they didn't have the budget to produce a longer film.
     
  12. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    But LotR has an older target audience than Spider-Man.
     

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