anybody like independent movies from an
independent production company more then
big budget Hollywood movies?
I am wondering if Hollywood has been tainted,
however, before I get some input, I have
a story heard through the grapevine, so
I don't know if it is exact or reliable.
Originally, in late 1999, the "Superman"
script was written by Kevin Smith ("Clerks").
From what I heard, it was one of the best
scripts ever written, with a Superman Phoenix
rising from the ashes, a new look and from
talk he was to be played by Nicholas Cage
After review of the script from the production
company, Smith was offended by the producers
with their decision to write in a large
mechanical spider, which was completely
out of context. Kevin withdrew his script
and "Superman" was left later
to be made ("Cough Crap"). A year
later "Wild Wild West" was released
in theaters, hence they received their spider,
and after questioning why the spider was
used in the film, their response was, "Everyone
likes giant spiders!"
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not the producer, but was the director
at the time. He also remarked to lose
the outfit and not have him fly. Watch
An evening with Kevin Smith...he tells
the whole story and it is very funny.
"Clerks" is a brilliant film
and one of the most profitable films of
all time as it only cost $21,000 to make
and got a national distrubtion.
Wild West" was a stand alone project
that could do anything because Will Smith
was huge at the time. If they had put
a giant spider in super man the hardcore
fans and critics would have trashed the
film to such an extent that it would have
flopped. Its all about market!
of my favorite films of all time are indie
films, Clerks being one of them, but my
favorite film is "Fear and Loathing
in Las Vegas," a huge hollywood film
packed with big, big names. You need both
otherwise the indie films will be pulled
into the studios and ruined and you won't
get action flicks which we all like to
watch once in a while.
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