Would you accept an cg ending added to "The Birds"?

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  1. todd s

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    In another thread someone mentioned...

    I know on the dvd they have the storyboards that show this. With todays CG tech. How would you feel about a cg scene made up using the storyboards to have as an extra? I wouldn't mind since it was planned by Hitchcock, but was scrapped for financial reasons.
     
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    Bring it on.
     
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    Hitchcock isn't alive to supervise this CGI'ed ending, so NO.

    Also, I do not believe Hitchcock had CGI in mind as a means to create the scene. It could be quite the contrast from the rest of the 'special effects'.
     
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    The man did amazing things with cardboard birds. Let's let the film alone.
     
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    As an extra, maybe, like the spider pit sequence in King Kong.
     
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    However, I would love to see another 'Birds' film. Not a remake, but like a sequel (but NOT like Land's End). I watched 'The Birds' again recently and I think the possibility of telling other stories is definitely there. Lots of potential for a good, original story.
     
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    [​IMG] Not only do I totally agree with this statement, but I think the ending we have is much better than the one that was planned. Some things are indeed better left to the imagination.
     
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    I think Hayden's ghost should be inserted in the end.
     
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    No, absolutely not.
     
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    LOL!!!


    Um... no.
     
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    I understand where your coming from, it would have been a fantastic ending but Hitchcock being the genius that he was came up with an ending that was just as good IMO. So overall I'd have to say no, if Hitchcock were alive to oversee the new shots then maybe.

    Of course I would have no problems with it being included as a rather tasty extra on a DVD (not inserted into the film though), like the spider pit sequence in King Kong as someone else suggested.
     
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    The initial question was as an extra and I would be fine with that.

    Added to the film though, is another story.
     
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    i would love to see that.


    i dont think the op thinks hitchcock would have used cgi to do the scene just that now like for kong from jackson with the spider pit scene, someone now, could use cgi to create the scene.
     
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    Personally I think the enigmatic ending that they have now is much better and far more frightening than the planned Bridge scene would have been....as has been said, the imagination can run riot with the current ending, the GGB scene would have been a bit too much of a cherry on top and not nearly as thought provoking IMO.
     
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    I think it would have been interesting if they ended the film as it is now, then rolled end credits over shots of San Francisco covered with birds. I'm glad they didn't shoot the extended ending as scripted but I like Hitchcock's vision of a last shot showing the Golden Gate Bridge.
     
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    Leave Hitchcock alone!
     
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    Keep your hard drives off of him, i'm warning you, go near ANY of the masters films with that mouse and i'll be forced to open fire!
     
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    "Keep Ted Turner and his goddamned Crayolas away from my movie"

    - Orson Welles, shortly before he died, speaking of the abomination of colorizing films, specifically "Citizen Kane"

    I would love it if the ending was orginally done like this. To revisit it now, I don't know. I'm just glad this tidbit was put in the extras, so I could have an idea of what Hitch was thinking.
     
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    Needless to say, I think it would have been interesting if Hitchcock had chosen to end his film that way. However, the film we have now is the film we have. It doesn't need any changes. Any attempt to recreated Hitch's "alternate" ending would have be an extra, nothing more.
     
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    It could always be created as an extra, and allowed to be added to the film via streamless branching. What happened to streamless branching, anyway? Seemed like a good idea, but I don't think I've seen it since my T2 disc.

    And, if people don't think a second version of the film should be made readily available without Hitchcock being able to approve it, maybe the seamless branch could be an easter egg. It doesn't make much difference, but it would set it apart. Plus, I imagine most DVD viewers don't surf sites to figure out how to access easter eggs.
     

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