Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Simple Plan - Paramount Pictures

This is a scene from Simple Plan that didn't make it into the film. Hank (Bill Paxton) is worried/paranoid that he will be found out by the police that he is hiding 4 million in stolen money that he and his brother and friend discovered in a crashed airplane.
   This sequence is played through Hanks POV. He is looking out his bedroom window when he notices a helicopter circling around. The sequence ends with Hank suddenly waking up in cold sweat in his bed. It was an anxiety dream.
   It was a sequence that was boarded but never shot.
I think it was a combination of a editorial and budget decision. The story did not suffer, the Director directed an incredible, memorable film.                                                                              


Monday, January 2, 2017

                                                OPENING Sequence for a Film in Pre-Production. This was to planned as one continuous shot before the opening Titles. 2016