Interesting...THE ELEPHANT MAN...No chapters

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  1. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    This is a first, I think, for a major studio release. At first, I noticed the inner sheet had no chapter listing. Now upon playing it, there is only one chapter (the skip function does not work).

    This is a bold move on Paramount's part. This is a very unique film, and to glance over it would be a shame. The only question is, who requested it ? Lynch, Brooks, or Paramount?
     
  2. RayG

    RayG Stunt Coordinator

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    David Lynch most likely requested it. He did the same thing with The Straight Story DVD from Disney.
     
  3. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    There's already a couple of threads about this; use the Search function. BTW, Lynch wanted it that way.
     
  4. Chuck Mayer

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    The Forrest Gump LD has the same set-up with regard to chapters. I think the intent is that the movie is meant to be seen in one viewing (except for side and disc changes[​IMG] ). I respect the choice if it's the filmmakers.
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  6. Dave H

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    It is interesting that stops aren't included, but, on the other hand, this isn't the kind of movie where one is more likely to skip to scenes such as a sci-fi movie (Episode I), for example.
     
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    Mark_TS Screenwriter

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    After all, this is a "feature" that's on every videocassette ever sold!!

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    aha! I knew that VHS had some good points!
     
  8. Jay Blair

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    Come on now, Mr. Lynch, who are you trying to fool? My DVD player scans at 20x speed. I love your movies, especially The Elephant Man, but if I or anyone else really wants to speed through one of your films, it's not all that hard. And please, Mr. Lynch, don't forget about that program button. Click, click, click, zap...
     

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