As Wonder Woman continues her reign as queen of the box office (taking in over $100 million domestic with a worldwide total of over $220 million), an interesting piece of information surfaces. The film’s director Patty Jenkins only reshot a single scene of the film. It’s not often these days that a big budget project such as this doesn’t go through massive reshoots.
The scene in question depicts Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman heading to the front lines of World War I, leading up to the battle against Ares. The reason for the reshoot? Jenkins wanted this scene to have more tension. Watching the final cut in London, Jenkins felt that the scene was missing a certain something to give it that extra push over the top.
“I wanted to ramp that tension as much as possible, and unfortunately, we didn’t have it,” Jenkins told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview. “That scene was just a slightly tense scene of them walking. I was like ‘I need her to see some brutality.’ So, we added her seeing the horses being whipped. It was actually something that had been in the script originally.”
While Jenkins could have left the scene the way it was originally shot, and the average moviegoer would be none the wiser, it’s refreshing to see a director take the time to alter a single scene in order to put the finishing touches on her work of art.
“We replaced that one scene with a reshot scene, and we didn’t change the order of a single scene,” Jenkins said. “So what you saw is exactly the movie that we were always making.”
Impressive. Most impressive. The film is a product of a well laid plans, combined with a passion for an artistic vision and realized through Jenkins attention to detail.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter