Most major studio-released films go through a fairly lengthy process when it comes to post-production; they are edited for time, re-edited if focus groups and test audiences mention enough potential alterations, and the list goes on and on. Rarely do movies go from scripting to shooting to post-production to wide release without any major changes – yet that’s just what ‘Wonder Woman’ has achieved, claims the film’s director.
Patty Jenkins has been working hard on ‘Wonder Woman,’ and it’s no real secret in saying that the film has been a “passion project” of hers. In a recent interview, she stated that, aside from making minor “tweaks” to the film, there is not one single scene that they shot for the movie that they won’t be using in the finished product headed to theaters:
“You know, it’s not like a long journey didn’t happen but what amazes me is how little has actually changed from the first cut other than tightening. Little changes to the final battle, that was really it. I think that what I ended up finding about the final battle was I was hitting emotional points for Diana that I really wanted to hit but I felt a craving for some other kinds of emotional gratification and engagement that we tried to accentuate even more. I think what you learn is rhythm, tone, humor where the jokes are happening but in our case, I just now can finally say all this. We didn’t cut one scene in this movie nor did we change the order of one scene in this movie from the script that we went in shooting with.
“We’ve got [work on] the DVD now, they keep wanting to put cut scenes and there aren’t any.”
She went on to mention how frustrating it was, then, to hear rumors circulating about problems on the set, reshoots, and the like:
“That was actually the most frustrating thing when somebody made up the rumor that it was a mess and I was like ‘Really? A mess? It’s the opposite, it is so steady, it’s been so even keel and steady.’ It’s been such an opposite experience… The rumor mill of these movies has been quite something to behold. I tried to learn to tune it out but the one thing I want to say to readers because it truly was stunning to me to watch is you truly can’t believe how absolutely false certain things are until you’re on the inside of one these things. You’re like there’s not even kind of where there’s smoke, there’s fire. There is absolutely lies.”
‘Wonder Woman’ will be released in American theaters on June 2, 2017.
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