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Spike gets Final Cut

07.24.2008

By far one of my most anticipated films in the coming year is Spike Jonze's WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. As far as visionary directors go, Spike Jonze is well, um, the shit. When I first learned that Spike was tackling one the most eccentric, fantastical children stories of all time, it was equivalent to learning that Spielberg was making a film about the holocaust. It just fits. Unfortunately, the production has been hampered by rumours of incompetence and pesky studio interference. Let's just say the following quote by the film's producer Gary Goetzman is a welcome relief:

There was an Alan Horn conversation where he said his vision and Spike's vision weren't on the same page. We support Spike's vision. We're helping him make the vision he wants to make.color="#800000">

I must say it's rather refreshing that a unique director who clearly has a singular vision is being supported by a studio rather than thwarted. If you ask me, the hype-o-meter just increased on this puppy tenfold.

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Extra Tidbit: James Galdofini, Forest Whitaker, Paul Dano, Lauren Ambrose, Catherine Keener, Catherine O'Hara. Now that's an ensemble.
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8:00PM on 07/24/2008

Whoops...!

I thought this was talking about Spike Lee having final cut on his WWII movie....which interestingly has James Galdofini in the cast as well.

I thought this was talking about Spike Lee having final cut on his WWII movie....which interestingly has James Galdofini in the cast as well.

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4:16PM on 07/24/2008
At least they didn't bring in somebody else to reshoot the thing.

I remember Horn's statement, which I felt was very much damage control, not supporting or denying Jonze's vision. At least Goetzman has gone on the record saying he wants Spike Jonze's vision on the screen. Is it final cut? Maybe not. But as far as I'm concerned it's pretty fucking close (until the next guy comes along and says Goetzman's statement is incorrect, that is).
At least they didn't bring in somebody else to reshoot the thing.

I remember Horn's statement, which I felt was very much damage control, not supporting or denying Jonze's vision. At least Goetzman has gone on the record saying he wants Spike Jonze's vision on the screen. Is it final cut? Maybe not. But as far as I'm concerned it's pretty fucking close (until the next guy comes along and says Goetzman's statement is incorrect, that is).
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1:28PM on 07/24/2008
A) This isn't news B) This is no way indicates that Spike Jonze has final cut at all, in fact it sounds like the studio is doing damage control and their company line essentially sounds like "We're doing this for his own good". If they were supporting his vision they wouldn't have made him reshoot the damned thing.
A) This isn't news B) This is no way indicates that Spike Jonze has final cut at all, in fact it sounds like the studio is doing damage control and their company line essentially sounds like "We're doing this for his own good". If they were supporting his vision they wouldn't have made him reshoot the damned thing.
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1:08PM on 07/24/2008
I don't know how to feel on this one.
It's damage control.
However, is it truthfully what's going on, or are they just trying to get people interested again?

Unless things go GREAT. Probably the last time some studio gives an arthouse director 100m.
I don't know how to feel on this one.
It's damage control.
However, is it truthfully what's going on, or are they just trying to get people interested again?

Unless things go GREAT. Probably the last time some studio gives an arthouse director 100m.
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12:20PM on 07/24/2008
Good news to wake up to. Im glad the director's opinion still counts on this project.
Good news to wake up to. Im glad the director's opinion still counts on this project.
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12:16PM on 07/24/2008
Thank God. Glad to see some support here instead of a butchering. I can't wait to see how Spike's vision will flesh this movie out. It's gonna be something.
Thank God. Glad to see some support here instead of a butchering. I can't wait to see how Spike's vision will flesh this movie out. It's gonna be something.
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11:23AM on 07/24/2008
Yes! I was worried here for a little bit when I read they weren't on the same page a few weeks ago.

This movie is going to be amazing. Can't wait.
Yes! I was worried here for a little bit when I read they weren't on the same page a few weeks ago.

This movie is going to be amazing. Can't wait.
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8:42AM on 07/24/2008
Excellent. I was worried this film was going to get canned (if it hadn't already). Very excited to see how it turns out.
Excellent. I was worried this film was going to get canned (if it hadn't already). Very excited to see how it turns out.
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