_Ravenous_ was forced to be only 100 minutes, yet I think the deleted scenes on the DVD would have made it a more interesting film,
and those are only 10 minutes.
_Bamboozled_ was 136 minutes. It should have included the deleted scenes about the Finnish music video director because when he
appears in the finished cut, you have no idea why he's there. The others are great scenes, particularly Manray's freedom dance, but
they don't add as much. Manray's dance makes sense, but it was better cut, unless they wanted to make it a film so sprawling it had
an intermission. It's sort of a calm sequence to leave you ill-prepared for the climax, which can be very effective, but much more
difficult to do well. She you can't program the scenes back in, it's tough to tell.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Sergi" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 12:50 AM
Subject: Re: film length
> I believe that it is due to the lack of strong producers who have allowed
> the director to have final cut of the picture. This has been to the
> detriment of many films over the past few years. Most films that I have
> seen that are 115 minutes plus, would have been better films if they had
> been edited down by 10 or more minutes.
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