Out of all the movies I’ve done, this is probably the most forgotten. It was from the early days of the checklists when the idea was more to pick random movies. I’ve thought about dropping it from the list and replacing it with Goodfellas
or something. That said, I do adore this movie. At Columbia, I rescued the screenplay from the garbage when they were cleaning out their archives, then I started reading it over and over. Indeed the script has one of the highest scores of any movie I've done (Behind only Star Wars
, I think) There’
s just one area that it flunks: The Hook, and that’
s why it’
s not as well remembered as it should be. Never forget the need for unique imagery!
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