Monday, March 19, 2007
Been listening to the commentary track to Joss Whedon's "Serenity"...one thing that bothers me is how often he keeps saying that "we needed to cut this scene because the audience would be bored by it or it doesn't advance the story"...but here's how I look at editing. No one notices a spice unless it is there and then is not. If your instinct tells you to include a scene...keep it. If a meal needs pepper, add it. If it isn't there, sure, people won't miss it...but if it is there, and it adds to the flavor (as most of the deleted scenes from Serenity did), then forget your concept of what the public might or might not want and put it in your movie. The die hard fans will love it and the other's might enjoy some spice!