- Jun 10, 2003
- Real Name
- Josh Steinberg
Fortunately, we can have it both ways - the material can be made available on the disc for those who are interested, but it's there as a bonus feature so that those who prefer to watch only the film itself can do just that.I can only speak for me, but I don't like to see it. Every time I see these excised scenes, whether put back or as extras, it just kind of ruins things for me. I'm not talking about things like Once Upon a Time in America, where it was taken away from the director, I'm talking about movies where the director did the work and was happy with the final version. It's like watching what is called the censorship ending of Vertigo - I knew it existed because it was actually in the script that I have, but to see it? It ruins the movie and once having seen it I can't get it out of my head.
This also, for me, applies to Making Of featurettes - I really liked The Social Network - saw it twice - and then made the very bad mistake of watching the making of on the Blu-ray and it so made me hate everyone involved and the way in which that director works, that I literally could not watch the movie again.
I can only speak for myself, but fortunately, I have never watched a deleted scene or making of documentary that has ruined my ability to enjoy the main feature. In general, I usually conclude that the deleted scenes were deleted with good reason, and I find making of pieces more interesting when more time has elapsed between the original production and the creation of the documentary, but I've never felt that anything was ruined by it.