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Margaret (Part 2/2)

original title: Margaret

Comparison:

  • Theatrical Version
  • Extended Cut
Release: May 29, 2013 - Author: - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the R-Rated Theatrical Version and the Unrated Extended Cut.


There are 354 differences with a total difference of 36:20 minutes.

In detail:
* 14 additional scenes Extended Cut
* 116 extended scenes Extended Cut
* 163 scenes with different takes
* 9 recuts
* 53 cuts Extended Cut



The Movie


17-year-old Lisa (Anna Paquin) happens to become a witness of a car crash in which a woman ends up dying in her arms. After testifying in favor of the bus driver, she has a guilty conscience because the bus driver only ran the light because he was looking at Lisa. When the bus driver refuses to speak the truth in front of her, she dedicates her life to sue the employer and provoke dismissal. In the process, she comes in contact with relatives of teh deceased but they have their own interessents.
At the same time, we get to know about the broken relationship with her mom Joan because Lisa doesn't approve of her mom's relation with Ramon (Jean Reno). Lisa herself has relationships with guys of her own age (e.g. Kieran Culkin) and also with her math teacher (Matt Damon).

The critics of the drama with a running time of almost 150 minutes in its Theatrical Cut where mostly positive. But to be frank, to watch the entire movie an iron butt is necessary. The story contains a lot of subplots in order to elaborate the characters – like Lisa’s drama group - but that also means the story goes on very slowly. Especially the main character with the bold behavior becomes very annoying to the audience when it’s actually suppose to build up sympathy for the movie character. One the one hand, the actors get the opportunity to show their acting skills which are clearly there. But then again, it’s been blow in the editing room because the result is pretty sloppy. Moreover, one could have put more focus on the actual story.

The last impression may be deceiving, considering the circumstances the movie was made under until it was finally finished. The shooting already began in 2005 and it was scheduled to be in movie theaters for 2007. In the following period, director Kenneth Lonergan and producer Gary Gilbert wouldn’t come to an agreement so several versions with a length of 150 minutes – just like the studio wanted - got rejected in a court of law. In 2011, one version finally made it to the movie theaters. Among other versions, a version of Martin Scorsese got rejected in the process. This Theatrical Version was not what Lonergan had originally in mind but he approved at least. Gilbert on the other still didn’t but he had run out of legal options.
For more details, I’d like to point out this article in the New York Times.



The Versions


The US Blu-ray released in summer 2012 contains an additional DVD (only in SD of course) with the Extended Cut – length: almost 3 hours. This is probably Lonergan’s Original Version. As implied by all the cooks that were involved in the last part, the Extended Cut is completely different here. Much more than one would probably notice which didn’t only make the actual movie but also the following comparison quite an ordeal.

More than 350 differences have been identified. I’d like to point out though that this is a subjective method of counting because some scenes have been added up to a block when it made seemed to make sense – depending on the definition, one could get a higher figure. To keep it as clear as possible, I haven’t only written trivial alterations in small letters but also divided the differences into different categories. In most of the cases without overlaps. Within an alternate take, a character often makes an additional comment in either of the versions. These differences have been marked with a color in order to make it easier for the reader. Red text describes additional comments in the Extended Cut, blue text the additional ones in the Theatrical Version. The dialog written in brackets remains unchanged, it’s only there because the differences before and after these parts change the meaning of the entire scene.

But only the additional scenes make a real difference because they contain new story elements now and then. For instance, one gets to see of more Lisa at acting school, more background information about in Joan’s conversations with Ramon and Lisa’s pregnancy / abortion is not only vagely mentioned but actually shown as well. All in all, those kind of new scenes are rare – they’re just a tiny part of the differences.

The extended scenes contains lots of unspectacular footage which has been most likely been cut from the Theatrical Version for pace reasons. Sometimes, there’s one more sentence; often it’s only a longer landscape shot.

Similar insignificant are many many differences regarding alternate takes because in both takes they stick to the script. Even the words are the same. The only difference is the angle (e.g. a close-up in the Theatrical Version and a distance shot in the Extended Version). I can’t see a real pattern there either. When it looks like the Extended Cut focuses on a particular person, so does the Theatrical Version shortly afterwards.

Conspicuous recuts do not exist either. Scenes marked as recut only hava an alternate order within a block of scenes.

Also very conspicuous is the fact that there are many cuts in the Extended Cut. And not just that, some scenes are exclusively in the Theatrical Version without a counterpart to it in the Extended Version. As a result, there are much more differences than the 35 minutes length difference implies. But this shouldn’t be taken too seriously of course, due to the very different editing of the two versions.

What’s not going to be marked in the comparison is a crucial attribute in the Extended Version: the music / Score is quite different. The Extended Version often contains classic music which gives it a nice arthouse touch while the music in the Theatrical Version is more mainstream.


In summary it can be stated that the Extended Version is the better version for potential buyers and that’s why it’s really sad that it’s not available in HD. Especially the additional footage sometimes looks like that’s the way it was originally intended. Or one could say the Theatrical Version looks more like patchwork because of that.
Nonetheless, only a few of the here mentioned differences are really relevant for an improved movie experience. And if one didn’t like the Theatrical Version, one won’t like the Extended Version either. That’s for sure.




Different Shots:
01:28:15
The Theatrical Version continues with a profile shot of Lisa. Then the removed perspective one more time and the door is now open for some reason.
In the Extended Cut on the other hand, the door is being opened in the very same previous distance shot. Then Lisa distinctly earlier speaking with Mrs. Maretti shot from the closer angle – no dialog audible, only the score (which is completely different during the entire sequence btw: the Extended Cut is scored with some kind of calm opera arie while the Theatrical Version contains some plunking).

9 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
01:28:35
But then again, the shot of the door from a closer distance is way longer in the Theatrical Version plus Lisa is asked to come in.

+ 5 sec




Different Shots:
01:28:46
The Theatrical Version cuts to Lisa from the front when she addresses Tony while the Extended Cut sticks to the previous distance shot.

+ 1 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
01:29:09
Alternate take when Lisa explains herself that she just wanted to talk about the accident, without ulterior motive. In the Extended Cut, she sounds more winy. Furthermore, the beginning of the dialog is longer in the Theatrical Version (blue) – the actual dialog remains unchanged. The versions are back in sync when Lisa has left the room and the couple argues.

Because the shots are almost alike, screenshots haven’t been taken here.

4 sec

Lisa: "I just wanted to talk to you about it."
Gerry: "Where did you get my address?"
Lisa: "I called information.
I was gonna call first, but..."
Gerry: "It would have been better if you had. We're about to sit down."
[...]




01:29:57
Additional Scene Extended Cut:
Shot of Lisa using the facilities. She just sits there and thinks.

16 sec




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
01:30:13
As compensation, the following shot in front of the door starts slightly earlier in the Theatrical Version.

+ 2 sec




01:30:16
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Lisa asks for a chat in private, Gerry’s wife refuses.

4 sec

Lisa: "Well, if it's okay, I'd rather talk to Mr. Maretti in private."
Mrs. Maretti: "No, it is not okay."




Different Shots:
01:30:30
The Theatrical Version cuts to Gerry during the conversation while the Extended Cut sticks with Lisa.

Since there are many more of these differences, no screenshots have been talen here because the differences are kind of irrelevant (like many others!).

no difference




Different Shots:
01:30:43
Same here, this time the other way around.

no difference




Different Shots:
01:31:15
For approx. 30 seconds, the conversation in private contains the same footage from another angle. The Extended Cut contains much more close-ups here and more different shots in general.

2 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
01:32:00
Gerry longer in the Extended Cut. Therefor, Lisa earlier in the Theatrical Version.

no difference





Different Shots:
01:32:06
During a minute period, loads of shots in the Extended Cut are closer to the action again. In between identical footage, then alternate takes of Gerry with his arms folded. There’s a bit more dialog in the Theatrical Version as well plus Mrs. Garetti speaks longer when she gets outside (blue).

In between identical for a moment, but the beginning or end of the shot always differs for a few frames. In order to keep it as simple as possible, it’s been summarized here.

+ 3 sec

Lisa: "From my point of view, the way I remember the accident is you were wearing this cowboy hat, and I was out that day to buy a cowboy hat, so I was waving at you, because you were wearing one."
[...]
Lisa: "You don't remember looking at me and waving at me?"
Gerry: "Not really. No."
Lisa: "Well, I think we both remember something different."
Mrs. Garetti: "Your brother's on the phone."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
01:33:35
Two different takes with the same angle and distance: in the Theatrical Version, Gerry says "It was tragic. It's a tragedy." while he says it the other way around in the Extended Cut. In the following, the text is slightly different but that’s not even worth mentioning.

Then another minute of the usual redundant differences (a few frames longer here and there). The angle is different as well but the dialog remains unchanged.

2 sec





01:35:02
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Being incredible upset, Gerry asks one more time and Lisa repeats her answer.

2 sec

Gerry: "What did you say to me?"
Lisa: "It was both our fault."




Different Shots:
01:35:34
The Theatrical Version cuts to a shot from a further distance while the Extended Cut stays close.

no difference


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




01:35:37
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Two additional exterior shots in order to ensure a smoother transition.

13 sec




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
01:37:10
Joan earlier in the Theatrical Version.

+ 2 sec




01:37:44
Additional Scene Extended Cut:
Further scenes of Joan’s play: the couple is with a shrink now.
Then Lisa and Joan reading the critics in the newspapers.

36 sec

Man in the play: "You happy now?"
Joan: "Hey, what do I care what they say in the papers?"

Lisa: "''But it is the frankly extraordinary Joan Caplan who transforms the savage wit of David Holmes' acid comedy drama into something approaching sheer luminosity.''"
Joan: "Get out!"
Lisa: "''But don't be misled by her feather-light timing and expert comedic touch, the canny...brav...''"
Joan: "Bravura."




Different Shots:
01:39:50
First an additional exterior shot in the Extended Cut, then the versions show a different part of a further shot.
Subsequently, the shot of Lisa entering the office has been replaced by another one. Completely superfluous alteration.

4 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




01:40:23
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Earlier beginning shot.

2 sec





Different Shots:
01:40:48
The Theatrical Version sticks to the medium long shot all the time while Extended Cut cuts to another shot of Lisa.

2 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
01:41:10
The shot from behind is longer in the Theatrical Version while the Extended Cuts cuts to Lisa. Then the Extended Cuts cuts back to the previous shot while the Theatrical Version cuts earlier to Lisa. All in all, one more difference that isn’t really one.

no difference


Different Shots:
01:41:35
Same here, the Extended Cut cuts to Lisa first.

no difference




Different Shots:
01:41:48
Alternate take when Lisa says her name and when she tells the public servant not to call her honey.

no difference



01:42:10
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Earlier beginning of a shot.

< 1 sec




Extended Scene Extended Cut incl. Alternate Shots:
01:42:25
Exterior shot in the Theatrical Version, followed by a very long medium long shot of Mitchell with Lisa. The Extended Cut shows Lisa, then it jumps back and forth from shots of Mitchell and Lisa.
At first, the dialog is much longer in the Extended Cut. Some equal dialog follows during the above-mentioned “different” scenes – until the Extended Cut is back in the game with the medium long shot.

39 sec

Lisa: "And I was definitly trying to get his attention, but..."
Mitchell: "No, no. I get the picture. So you're flirting with this guy. He's waving at you, he runs a light, hits the decedent. The both of you lie to me on both your statements, and then, somewhere in there, you turn around and decide the guy belongs in jail. Is that right? Is that about right? I don't have any control over if he goes to jail or not. And what do you think I should do with you?"
Lisa: "Do whatever you want. I know what I did."

Mitchell: "Okay. Well, before we do anything, Lisa, anyone will tell you that just because he ran a red light is not a criminal offense."
Lisa: "Even if he kills someone?"
Mitchell: "Even if you cause an accidental death, that's right. For this to be a criminal offense, the law says you need two aggravating circumstances. Like he ran a red light and [...]"


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
01:43:58
After Mitchell wanted to know if the woman had been run over on purpose, the Extended Cut immediately cuts to Lisa and Mitchell asks from the off one more time.
The Theatrical Version on the other hand sticks with Mitchell and lets him repeat his question after a short pause. Then Lisa’s immediate reaction.

+ 2 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots / Recut:
01:44:11
The end of the shot of Lisa is approx. half-a-second longer in the Theatrical Version.
Then an alternate take when Mitchell offers to make a further statement. The text is basically the same, there are only a few minor differences. Meanwhile, the exterior shot (previously in the Theatrical Version) has been re-insert here. It’s conspicuous though that the reaction shots of Lisa have been removed (blue-marked parts only in the Theatrical Version).

3 sec

Mitchell: "Okay, look... Let me take another statement. We'll look into it, okay?"
Lisa: "You're kidding."
Mitchell: "No. I'll talk it over with my sergeant, probably pull this guy in again. Put a little pressure on him. We'll see what he says."
Lisa: "Thank you!"


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




01:45:35
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Lisa on her way home for the first time, followed by a distance shot of Mr. Aaron.

7 sec




Different Shots:
01:45:43
Alternate take of Lisa spitting out the bubble gum. In the Extended Cut, she has a friendly facial expression because she sees Mr. Aaron approaching.
In the Theatrical Version, the following shot starts sooner plus Mr. Aaron’s approach isn’t interrupted by Lisa here.

+ 5 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
01:45:52
Trvial: longer close-up in the Theatrical Version, longer distance shot in the Extended Cut.

no difference


Different Shots:
01:45:59
Ditto – but regarding the versions, it’s the other way around this time.

no difference


Different Shots:
01:46:05
Same here.
< 1 sec




Different Shots:
01:46:39
Alternate take when Lisa upsets Mr. Aaron. Only in the Theatrical Version, baked Lisa asks a very confusing question.

+ 5 sec

Mr. Aaron: "Well... Um... I came here to be a teacher, and that's what I'm doing."
Lisa: "So, would you say you've reached the summit of your lifelong ambition?"
Mr. Aaron: "Is that a real question or is that a Lisa question?"
Lisa: "About half and half."
Mr. Aaron: "In that case..."



Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
01:47:10
Slightloy longer/shorter shots.

no difference




01:47:27
Erweiterte Szene im Extended Cut inkl. geänderter Kameraeinstellungen:
The scene ends differently. The Extended Cut is much longer plus only the Extended Cut contains some dialog: Lisa tells Mr. Aaron that she’s in love with him.
The subsequent scene in Lisa’s apartment is different as well. The Theatrical Version contains more dialog (blue) and a comment with alternate sentence structure.

49 sec

Mr. Aaron: "You know how to... Whoa! All right, off."
Lisa: "Can I just ask you, how is it possible that I'm totally in love with you and you have almost no interest in me whatsoever?"
Mr. Aaron: "Can I have my bike back, please?"
Lisa: "I can tell you like me. It's not like I'm a virgin or anything, if that's what you're worried about. Not even close."
Mr. Aaron: "I shouldn't even be having this conversation with you."
Lisa: "Hey, it's not my fault if I revere you as a god. I made you laugh. I am so happy right now."
Mr. Aaron: "I'll see you in class."


Joan: "Oh, hi. Where've you been? I didn't know if you wanted dinner."
Lisa: "No, thanks. I'll order something."

Joan: "Someone named Emily called."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots
01:48:43
The scene continues differently after Lisa said she had to tell Joan i fit was cool with her. In the Extended Cut, Joans says something at the beginning. In the Theatrical Version, Lisa wishes Joan good luck after a short pause.

+ 5 sec

Joan: "Of course it is."
Joan: "All right. I'm gonna go."
Lisa: "Have a good show."
Joan: "Thank you."



Theatrical Version Extended Cut




01:48:51
Additional Scene Extended Cut:
The Extended Cut shows in the elevator. As soon as she gets in, she starts to weep. Another woman steps in and speaks in high terms of her show. Joan pulls herself together.
The first shot of Dave’s meeting with Lisa starts slightly earlier as well.

58 sec

Woman: "Hello."
Joan: "Hello."
Woman: "Congratulations on the show."
Joan: "Oh, thanks."
Woman: "That was such a wonderful review. And I read somewhere it was going to Broadway?"
Joan: "Yeah, supposedly, in March."
Woman: "God, it's exciting."
Joan: "Yeah, it's going very well."
Woman: "Good."




Different Shots:
01:49:10
Several longer/shorter shots in a row. Not worth mentioning.

< 1 sec




Different Shots:
01:49:54
The Theatrical Version cuts to Lisa and Emily for a moment while the Extended Cut sticks with the medium long shot plus it contains more dialog.

3 sec

Dave: "Which is Emily. I know."
Emily: "So good."
Dave: "Yes, this is good. Because the executor of her estate..."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
01:51:12
And some more longer/shorter shots in a row.

+ 2 sec




Different Shots:
01:51:41
After Dave’s sentence, the Extended Cut cuts to close-up of Lisa and Emily while Lisa adds something in the Theatrical Version.
Subsequently, a longer alternate take including a few intercuts of which the dialog is basically the same – except for a some trivial differences.

+ 2 sec

Lisa: "Even if all the facts came out at the trial?"
Dave: "Maybe. I don't know."

Emily: "But how much could they be liable for?"
[....]
Dave: "If she was in a lot of pain for that long..."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut



Different Shots:
01:52:30
In the Extended Cut, Dave keeps speaking about the baby’s brain damage in the very same angle. The Theatrical Version on the other hand shows Lisa and Emily. And after a short while, he keeps speaking from the off. Subsequently hesitating and some more absolutely trivial differences.

2 sec




Different Shots:
01:52:54
Medium long shot in the Extended Cut when Dave says he wouldn’t take the case (no screens).
The Theatrical Version contains a close-up and alternate take when he says that.

+ 2 sec




Different Shots:
01:52:59
In the Extended Cut, the shot of Emily speaking is longer. Then Dave.
The Theatrical Version goes to the medium long shot and there’s more dialog before Lisa says she’d like to explain why she had lied in her first statement – this part is approx. 2 minutes later in the Extended Cut (please check 01:55:16).

+ 7 sec

Emily: "[...] we want the bus company to take responsibility for hiring this guy."
Dave: "I understand that. But no matter how you slice it, the fact that Lisa lied on her first statement is a disaster for your lawyer."
(Lisa: "Can't I explain why I lied the first time?")


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
01:53:59
Slightly longer/shorter shots.

no difference


Different Shots:
01:54:07
In the Theatrical Version, Dave covers his face with his hand in the close-up. In the Extended Cut, the medium long shot starts correspondingly earlier.

+ 1 sec


Different Shots:
01:54:15
Slightly longer/shorter shots.

< 1 sec


Different Shots:
01:54:24
Ditto. In the Extended Cut, Dave speaks onscreen during the previous shot while he says it during the following shot of Lisa and Emily in the Theatrical Version.

< 1 sec




Different Shots:
01:54:37
In the Theatrical Version,the shot of Lisa and Emily is not interrupted until the food is served. The Extended Cut also contains an medium long shot.

1 sec




01:54:44
Recut:
At first, the following shot is a little longer in the Extended Cut but it has been re-insert in the Theatrical Version after the shot of Dave. All in all, the Theatrical Version is longer.

+ 2 sec



Removed Scene Extended Cut:
01:54:52
After putting down the food, two shots at the end and beginning are longer in the Theatrical Version.

+ 1 sec



01:55:05
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
The other way around when everyone is deep in thoughts.

1 sec




01:55:16
Recut:
Now, Dave also says in the Extended Cut that Lisa’s previous lie was a problem for any attorney (please check 01:52:59).
As compensation, the previous shot is slightly longer in the Theatrical Version.

6 sec



Different Shots:
01:55:31
The Extended Cut contains a longer shot of the three of them sitting at the table while the following shot starts a couple of frames earlier in the Theatrical Version.

1 sec



01:55:38
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Longer exterior shot. As a result, John’s reading from the off has been moved to a subsequent point.

3 sec




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
01:59:33
During a shot of Lisa, Mitchell has more to say in the Theatrical Version.

+ 7 sec

Mitchell: "I brought it up with my sergeant, and he agreed with me that we still don't have enough to charge this guy, (so there's not a lot more we can do...)"




Different Shots:
01:59:48
The Extended Cut cuts sooner to Lisa, the Theatrical Version only cuts to her for a moment at the end of the shot.

no difference


Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:00:25
Trivially longer/earlier beginning shot in the Theatrical Version.

+ 1 sec


02:00:32
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
The shot in Lisa’s apartment begins a bit earlier.

1 sec


Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:00:55
To make it up, the end of the shot is longer in the Theatrical Version.

+ 1 sec




02:00:55
Additional Scene Extended Cut:
Only the Extended Cut shows Joan having a conversation with Ramon on the rooftop. Joan mentions possible relationship problems. At the end of the scene, they get back inside so that he can show her pictures of his kids.

129 sec

Joan: "It's funny. It's the same show, but now they've all read how great it is, we get these big standing ovations every night, and it's the exact same show it was before."
Ramon: "But why do you put yourself down? It's a wonderful show and a wonderful performance."
Joan: "No, no, it's not... No, I'm not putting myself down. It's just the audience always reacts differently once they've been told it's good. A lot of actors have that experience."
Ramon: "Hmm."
Joan: "I love this view."
(Tracking shot)
Joan: "Ramon, this may sound very stupid to you, but do you ever worry that we don't have very much in common?"
Ramon: "What do you mean?"
Joan: "Well, I don't mean to sound dissatisfied or disgruntled, but it seem like we're always misunderstanding each other. Do you ever feel that way at all or am just completely off the beam?"
Ramon: "I don't think we should talk about that, Joan."
Joan: "You don't? Well, I Feel it's kind of important or I wouldn't have brought it up."
Ramon: "Joan, I like you very much, but let's not talk about what you are like or what l am like. That never makes a good result. Talk about it with your friends."
Joan: "My Friends?"
Ramon: "Yes. May I show you some pictures of my boys?"
Joan: "Sure."




Different Shots:
02:03:04
In the Theatrical Version, the conversation gets “introduced” by an exterior shot at night. The first shots in the apartment are different as well.
The Extended Cut contains more dialog.

3 sec

Ramon: "That's a little place we used to go on holiday, two hours outside of Cartagena. My family is all there still, but Rodrigo is studying in London, and..."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




02:03:34
Erweiterte Szene im Extended Cut inkl. geänderter Kameraeinstellungen:
The Theatrical Version continues with the distance shot, only the Extended Cut contains a close-up of Ramon at first and then Joan and Ramon both earlier than in the Theatrical Version. At the end, Ramon speaks more than he does in the Theatrical Version and Joan’s reaction shot is alternate as well – with slightly different text. Then the Extended Cut is distinctly longer again.
Screenshots only for the Extended Cut.

58 sec

Ramon: "Last year I helped to found an organization [...] That's the future. We have raised a lot of money, but it's hard to see the solution."
Joan: "Yeah. Gosh, I wish I knew more about it. I just feel kind of ignorant about your whole world."
Ramon: "You think it would be better if we knew about all the same things?"
Joan: "Not really, not exclusively. It's just unusual. Don't you think it's unusual?"
Ramon: "Not for me."
Joan: "I guess you travel a lot. I've only been out oF the country a few times in my whole life."
Ramon: "You should travel more."
Joan: "Yeah, I know. I've always wanted to travel. But it's difficult with two kids and no husband. My ex-husband..."
Ramon: "Karl."
Joan: "Yes. You remembered. Very good. Karl is very generous with the kids when he can be, but he's struggling, too. He's a director, he directs commercials, and now he's trying to produce them, too. Anyhow, I'm not ignorant because I like it."
Ramon: "I don't say you're ignorant.
(You think Lisa would be interested in acting?)"




Different Shots:
02:05:27
The Extended Cut stays with Joan, followed by an additional shot of Joan.
In the Theatrical Version, the following medium long shot starts earlier and that’s it (no screens).

3 sec




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:05:46
The last shot of the conversation is slightly longer in the Theatrical Version.

+ 1 sec





02:06:36
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
While a smooth transition shortens the very long tracking shot in the Theatrical Version a bit, the Extended Cut contains it as a whole.

19 sec




As often, this tracking shot is accompanied by an alternate score. Only in the Extended Cut, someone is playing the fiddle.



Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:07:10
At the end, the tracking shot is a little longer in the Theatrical Version plus the following shot of Lisa from behind starts way sooner – the Extended Cut doesn’t start until shortly before she starts walking.

+ 19 sec




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:08:30
One of the exterior shots is slightly longer in the Theatrical Version.

+ 1 sec


02:08:52
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
When Dave tells about his new findings, one of the shots in the Extended Cut is a bit longer again.

1 sec


Different Shots:
02:09:03
Only the Extended Cut cuts from Dave to Emily when she yells „Jesus Christ!“.

< 1 sec




02:09:25
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Two shots about Dave’s background have been removed from the Theatrical Version.

5 sec

(Lisa: "Why does this not shock me?")
Dave: "Because, surprise, surprise, his brother-in-law is some very big muckety-muck in the Transit Workers Union. (And if you read the papers...)"




02:09:46
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
More missing dialog in the Theatrical Version.

3 sec

Dave: "What it means, in fact, is that we have a very good case."




Different Shots:
02:10:00
The Extended Cut sticks to the distance shot, the Theatrical Version cuts to the close-up of Dave sooner.

no difference


02:10:17
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Extended shot of Lisa and Emily while Dave says „Sure“ for the first time from the off.

2 sec


Different Shots:
02:10:44
Extended shot of Dave in the Theatrical Version while the shot of Lisa and Emily starts a bit earlier in the Theatrical Version.

< + 1 sec




02:10:47
Additional Scene Extended Cut:
Additional conversation in the Extended Cut: Lisa talks to Emily when they’re on their way to the recommended lawyer Russel Deutsch. The audience gets to know more about cousin Abigail’s relationship with the rest of her family which also is quite a hint to how the upcoming trial will end.

63 sec

Lisa: "What's with Monica and her cousin?"
Emily: "Monica's father left some money to Abigail's kids. And he made Monica the executor of the estate because he didn't want Abigail and her idiot husband to get their hands on the money before the kids were grown up. For which Abigail rewarded her by badgering her about it on the phone for 15 years. Always trying to borrow money against the estate, accusing her of making lousy investments with it. Nasty phone calls, nasty letters every month for 15 years, until Abigail's daughter turned 21 and got married. Then Monica goes to the wedding in fucking Arizona, and Abigail, literally, won't speak to her. She's a dream."
Lisa: "So that's who we're getting the money for?"
Emily: "It's not who we're getting it for, it's who we're getting it from."




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:11:50
Since Russel’s comment has already started during the previous exterior shot, the beginning of the shot of Russel is missing here.

+ 4 sec




Different Shots:
02:12:24
The Theatrical Version additionally cuts to Emily and Lisa while the Extended Cut sticks with the medium long shot all the time (no screens for the latter).

no difference




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:12:50
Extended medium long shot in the Theatrical Version.

+ 1 sec



Different Shots:
02:13:00
Before Lisa wants to know if Deutsch thought she could win, Emily only responds to that with a “Great!” in the Extended Cut.
The following shot of Lisa starts earlier in the Theatrical Version.

2 sec




Different Shots:
02:13:07
The Theatrical Version immediately cuts to a longer close-up of Emily putting her hands on her lap.
In the Extended Cut, she does it in a medium long shot and both of them are looking at Deutsch in the following one.

< + 1 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




02:13:24
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
First an extended shot of Joan and Lisa, then an additional introduction of Joan’s first encounter with Emily who welcomes her at the door.

13 sec

Joan: "Hi, I'm Joan. It's nice to meet you."
Emily: "Nice to meet you, too. Come on in."
Lisa: "Hi, Emily."




Different Shots:
02:13:52
The Theatrical Version sticks with the distance shot for quite some time (no screens).
The Extended Cut on the other hand has several close-ups.

1 sec




Different Shots:
02:14:10
Several shots in the Extended Cut again while the Theatrical Version contains a long shot of Joan.

2 sec




Different Shots:
02:14:30
The Theatrical Version cuts earlier to the following shot of Lisa and Emily while Joan keeps speaking onscreen in the Extended Cut. The following shot starts earlier in the Extended Cut, too.

1 sec



Different Shots:
02:15:17
The Theatrical Version only contains the distance shot while the Extended Cut contains two close-ups.

2 sec




Different Shots:
02:15:37
Still the distance shot in the Theatrical Version. The Extended Cut cuts to a close-up for a second.

1 sec



Different Shots:
02:16:06
Ditto. This time, only the Theatrical Version cuts to Lisa and Emily.

no difference



Different Shots:
02:16:37
An alternate but yet very similar (that’s why there aren’t any screenshots) take has been used when Lisa says she thought about spending the following year with her dad. The Theatrical Version cuts to Joan’s reaction at a different time as well.

3 sec



Different Shots:
02:17:02
When Joan yells at Curtis, the back-and-forth-cutting between the shots is at a different time.

1 sec




02:17:35
Erweiterte Szene im Extended Cut:
Only the Extended Cut has a reaction shot of Lisa when Joan has left in anger.

1 sec

Schnitt im Extended Cut:
02:17:40
Only the Theatrical Version shows angry Joan onstage after the kitchen table fight / before Abigail arrives at the airport. She talks to Elliot for a second but that’s pretty much it because of the clapping audience.

+ 10 sec

Joan: "Let me tell you something, Eliot..."




Different Shots:
02:18:13
In the Extended Cut, the shot at the hotel lobby is longer while Abigail’s conversation with Deutsch is already audible from the off. The very same dialog is accompanied by the corresponding footage (alternate take) with almost the exact same text.

+ 3 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:18:29
The shot of the ship is much longer in the Theatrical Version. As compensation, the Extended Cut contains an additional first close-up of Abigail.
During the subsequent shot of Deutsch, slightly alternate footage has been used. With the following shot of Abigail, the versions are back in sync.

+ 4 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:19:02
The ship earlier after the conversation. In the Theatrical Version longer at the end though and the following shot starts also a couple of frames earlier.

< 1 sec


Different Shots:
02:19:21
The Extended Cut immediately cuts to Emily when she says Deutsch had been recommended to her by her friends. A long and calm shot of Abigail follows.
The Theatrical Version on the other hand sticks with Emily all the time and contains an alternate reaction shot of her (same dialog). Emily’s response is slightly longer in the Theatrical Version.
With the remaining part of the shot, the versions are back in sync.

+ 3 sec

[...]
Emily: "He didn't drop in out of the clear blue sky. He was recommended by my friend. But, Abigail, even if we switched lawyers, we'd still have to pay him."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:19:59
Slightly longer close-up in the Theatrical Version, then alternate footage of the distance shot. In the Theatrical Version, she says more at the beginning.

+ 3 sec

Lisa: "I just wanted to... I was just there."




02:20:12
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
The shot at the apartment starts earlier. Emily comes in.

6 sec




02:20:19
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
After the remaining part of the scene, the Extended Cut cuts to Emily again.

1 sec




02:20:27
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Extended close-up plus Lisa’s earlier comment about another picture (medium lon shot): "And that's you and Monica, obviously."

4 sec




02:20:42
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Slightly earlier beginning of the shot.

< 1 sec


Different Shots:
02:20:46
The Extended Cut sticks with the medium long shot for a longer period while the Theatrical Version contains an additional close-up of Emily.

no difference




Different Shots:
02:20:51
Trivially alternate take of Lisa saying Monica had asked about her daughter before her death. In the Extended Cut, she hesitates longer.

2 sec



Different Shots:
02:21:03
The Theatrical Version is closer to Lisa. Ditto after a few intercuts to Emily. In between an identical shot of Lisa but the general pattern is “Theatrical Version close / Extended Cut further away”.
The dialog is longer twice in the Extended Cut.

1 sec

Lisa: "[...] And I said, ''No, that's my name.'' Because it took me a minute. I didn't realize we had the same name. [...] got to be with her daughter for a few minutes, right before she died."
Emily: "I see. And is she still inhabiting your body?"


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




02:22:46
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Before Lisa yells back, Emily may finish her sentence in the Extended Cut.

1 sec

Emily: "And it's not dramatic, and it's not an opera."
(Lisa: "I'm well aware of that!")




Different Shots:
02:22:52
The Extended Cut sticks longer with Emily, the Theatrical Version shows Lisa earlier. Ditto for the following shot.

no difference




Different Shots:
02:23:05
The Theatrical Version cuts to a perspective from a further distance while the Extended Cut sticks closer to Emily permanently. Ditto after cutting to Lisa.
Due to a slightly different pronunciation, one can recognize that this is an alternate take.

+ 2 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:23:33
And again: the Extended Cut sticks with Emily, the Theatrical Version cuts to Lisa. Same shortly afterwards.
As a result, of few words of Emily’s comment get lost in the Theatrical Version.

4 sec

Emily: "(But this is my life that we're talking about,) much more than it is yours, because it's my real friend who got killed who I'm never going to see again, really, who I've known since I was 19 years old myself."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:24:07
The Extended Cut earlier with the following shot of Emily, the Theatrical Version sooner with Lisa.
And again: a few words of Emily’s comment (she repeats the word Lisa has used before to call her names) got lost.

< 1 sec

Emily: "Yeah. Strident. (You should leave.)"



Different Shots:
02:24:13
When Lisa is brought to the door, the Theatrical Version is closer to the action. Then the empty hallway. The Extended Cut on the other hand contains a hallway discussion, Lisa gets pushed out, the two of them from another angle.

6 sec

Lisa: "Okay, let me get my bag! Does this mean we're dropping the whole inquiry?"
Emily: "It means you're leaving. I don't know what else it means."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:24:47
Not only does the Theatrical Version stick to Lisa for an extended period but Lisa also makes an additional comment.

+ 3 sec

Lisa: "I wasn't trying to insult you, Emily. I really wasn't."




Different Shots:
02:24:49
Earlier cut to Lisa in the Theatrical Version, the following cutting back and forth between the perspectives is slightly different as well.

no difference





02:24:57
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Lisa speaks longer.

9 sec

Emily: "But I'm not trying to dramatize anything, Emily. I really do know about that trend, and I really don't think I've been doing that."




Different Shots:
02:25:06
Alternate take at the beginning of the scene in Mr. aaron’s apartment. Lisa’s words remain unchanged, Mr. Aaron reacts differently offscreen. He says he didn’t want to have her there (Theatrical Version: "It's all right." / Extendd Cut: "No, it's not that...").
Subsequently, a closer shot of Mr. Aaron while the Theatrical Version shows him earlier from the top.

2 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:25:41
Additional shot of Lisa in the Extended Cut while the Theatrical Version sticks to the shot from the top.
Then an alternate take (same text) of Mr. Aaron. The Theatrical Version sticks to the shot of him all the time while the Extended Cut cuts to Lisa – later on, it continues with the remaing part of the take from the Theatrical Version.
Screenshots just for the additional footage in the Extended Cut.

7 sec




02:26:13
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
The conversation is way longer in the Extended Cut. They philosophize about feelings and primary instincts.

123 sec

Lisa: "You seem pretty fucking rational to me. Like, that seems to be your leading feature, I mean. You obviously have a lot of pretty deep feelings. So when you're rational, just... To finish my thought, it's like this really interesting way of governing yourself. And you don't have to get all uncomfortable again. I'm not talking about what you think I'm talking about because l know that subject's off limits. I'm talking about your soul, I guess. And how you feel you have to keep it in check all the time, by being sensible. Do you know what I'm saying at all?"
Mr. Aaron: "Well, everybody has feelings. I happen to believe that who you are comes out in how you deal with those feelings, so. Somebody makes you mad, you don't just pick up a gun and shoot them. Or if you do, then that says something about who you are, how you've been raised."
Lisa: "Well, I don't want to disillusion you, but we happen to be living in a world where that is what people do, more often than not."
Mr. Aaron: "No, I don't believe that's true. I'm sad to think you see it that way. There are seven billion people in the world. You think they don't all want to kill someone once in a while? But they don't, most of them. Or they meet some person. I think that people do try to be civilized by some standard, even if that's a standard you and l don't agree with."
Lisa: "No, I get it. That's actually the most helpful thing anybody's said to me for a long time. I don't know why I take such a dire view of things. I really don't."




Different Shots:
02:28:17
Alternate tale of Lisa taking off her jacket. The dialog is the same again. In the Extended Cut, Mr. Aaron hesitates a bit longer until he reacts.
When they get up, this also happens in the Theatrical Version (same shot) while the Extended Cut contains a sideway shot.

3 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:29:15
While the Theatrical Version sticks to the shot from the right, the Extended Cut cuts to a shot from the left.

no difference




Different Shots:
02:29:42
And again a shot from the left in the Extended Cut, as before. The Theatrical Version sticks to the shot from the top plus Lisa hesitates a little longer before she says "I just like you so much" in the Theatrical Version.

+ 3 sec



Extended Scene Extended Cut incl. Alternate Takes:
02:30:00
Ditto. More shots of Lisa shortening Mr. Aaron’s hand who makes slight attempts of fighting back.

13 sec

Mr. Aaron: "Hey, Lisa..."
Lisa: "Please, just let me for a second. I like you so much. (I like you so, so much.)"




Different Shots:
02:31:05
The scene ends differently.

Shot from behind when they kiss in the Theatrical Version, followed by a close-up of Mr. Aaron fighting back verbally. Lisa gets closer to his crotch / a BJ is being implied.
The Extended Cut sticks longer and uninterrupted with the previous shot. Mr. Aaron fights back verbally as well but with a different choice of words and Lisa actually reacts here but there’s no distinctive sexual activity implied.

3 sec

Mr. Aaron: "Please don't do that. Don't do that. Look, okay, look..."
Lisa: "Please, just let me. Don't stop me yet."



Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:32:17
The Extended Cut is closer to the audience.

no difference


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




02:32:21
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Before the girl gets in touch, the shot starts slightly earlier in the Extended Cut.

1 sec




Different Shots:
02:32:27
Additional shot of the speaking girl in the Extended Cut. To make it up, the following distance shot starts earlier in the Theatrical Version.

+ 1 sec


Different Shots:
02:33:23
The shots in the beginning of the scene at the restaurant have a slightly alternate order resp. either of the versions contains different parts of the shots of Roman and Joan as well as of Emily Lisa.

1 sec



Different Shots:
02:33:40
Additional distance shot in the Extended Cut. In the Theatrical Version, the shot of Emily starts earlier. Then an alternate take of Ramon. As a result, his statement slightly differs.

2 sec

Ramon: "I mean the oppressor is always in favor of law and order because it is his law and his order. He uses violence to maintain his position and calls it the rule of law. But when the person underfoot uses violence to change his status, he's called a criminal and a terrorist. And the violence of the state is called upon to put him down. In Colombia..."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut



In the cause of the conversation, the Extended Cut also contains conversations from the other tables in addition to the fighting main characters. The Theatrical Version doesn’t.



02:34:07
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Joan and Ramon earlier.

1 sec


Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:34:15
The Extended Cut shorter.

+ < 1 sec


Different Shots:
02:34:26
The Extended Cuts cuts sooner to the distance shot. In the Theatrical Version, the previous shot is longer.

+ 1 sec




Different Shots:
02:34:33
Additional shot of Emily in the Extended Cut. The Theatrical Version sticks to the distance shot when she gets up.

+ 1 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:34:38
Ramon longer in the Extended Cut, Emily earlier in the Theatrical Version.

no difference




Different Shots:
02:34:40
Alternate takes of Ramon’s ridiculous jew comparison and also when Emily pours the drink in his face and leaves.

+ 1 sec



Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:35:01
They’re longer at the kitchen table in the Theatrical Version.

+ 4 sec



Different Shots:
02:35:01
Exterior shot in the Theatrical Version, two different shots in the Extended Cut.

3 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




02:35:32
Erweiterte Szene im Extended Cut: / Umschnitt:
After Ramon called, the order of events has been slightly altered up to the moment when Lisa answers the phone.

While the Theatrical Version shows Karl waiting on the phone, it cuts to Joan and Lisa several times. The Extended Cut shows them in the apartment. As transition to Karl’s call, there’s a first shot of the beach. After repetitive cuts from Karl to Lisa and back to Karl, which have assembled differently, the Extended Cut continues with new footage from the beach – screenshots only for these.

13 sec




Different Shots:
02:36:01
The Theatrical Version cuts to a closer angle of Joan. The subsequent shots of Lisa talking to her dad on the phone are different as well. It’s very conspicuous though that the Theatrical Version contains another part of this particular shot.

8 sec

Karl: "Hello?"
Lisa: "Hi, Dad, how are you? I'm really looking forward to our horseback riding trip."
Karl: "Yeah. That's why I'm calling. I don't think it's going to happen."

Lisa: "Really? What's the matter?"
Karl: "Nothing's the matter. Nobody really seems to want to go. And I don't really feel like spending 3,000 bucks on something nobody seems to have the slightest interest in. Okay? So I think it'll be just better, obviously, for everyone if we just cancel it."
Lisa: "I never said I didn't want to go."
Karl: "I can't get a straight answer [...] The ranch seems to be putting some kind of intolerable pressure on her to choose five lunches..."


Theatrical VersionExtended Cut




Different Shots:
02:36:45
The Theatrical Version sticks with Karl for a longer period when Lisa says Curtis was looking forward to the trip. The versions differ for quite some time again plus Carl speaks more in the Extended Cut while he says something different in the Theatrical Version.
Intercuts of Carl and Lisa in both versions but the beginning / end is longer / shorter now and then and the mostly offscreen dialog differs, too. That’s why it’s been summarized.

10 sec

Lisa: "I think he's really looking forward to it."
Karl: "Well, that hasn't been my impression. I don't think anybody's looking forward to it. Okay? I don't want to go. I also think [...] I honestly don't think that's what I want to come home to after a 14-hour day."
Lisa: "We don't detest each other."
Karl: "Well, I gotta tell you, it doesn't really strike me as something you seem all that serious about. Just forget it. Let's just forget it."




02:37:27
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Carl desperately keeps trying after he hung up.

4 sec




02:37:36
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Carl slightly longer, then Joan and Lisa being down.
Last but not least, some exterior shots before both versions are back in sync with the shot of the newspaper article with Deutsch from the off in addition.

26 sec

Man: "Dr. Berger. Dr. Berger."
Dr. Berger: "Excuse me, the man is not experiencing discomfort, he's in pain."
Man: "Well, I use the real word."
Deutsch: "Uh-huh. His other knee is 87 years old, too. Okay?"




Extended Scene Extended Cut incl. Alternate Takes:
02:38:08
The Theatrical Version shows the newspaper article much longer, followed by a close-up of the device on the table.
The Extended Cut on the other hand shows Deutsch walking around in the room. Then he leads Emily and Lisa to his office. The phone conference is longer, too. Furthermore, an alternate take of the following events with same dialog. Interrupted by a short close-up of Lisa and Emily, one gets to see the rest of the scene.

Screenshots only for the Extended Cut.

15 sec

Deutsch: "So I'm not exactly bowled over by your diagnosis. Okay. I'm gonna have to call you back. Ladies, come in. I'm sorry."
Emily: "Russel."
Deutsch: "Hey, Lisa."
Lisa: "Hi."
Deutsch: "Well, they want to settle."
Lisa: "They do?"

Abigail: "Mr. Deutsch?"
Deutsch: "I'm right here."
Rob: "Mr. Deutsch, I had the thought, if they're willing to settle so quickly, maybe we're better off waiting a little bit, you know, ratlin' the saber a little more?"
Deutsch: "What you got to realize..."
Emily: "Abigail, Russel doesn't... I'm sorry."
Deutsch: "No, no, no. Go ahead."
Abigail: But if they responded so strongly based on one story..."

Rob: "Maybe we're cutting' our own throats here."
Deutsch: "They are responding to the story in the paper."
[...]
Deutsch: "But if another six months goes by, we run a serious risk of losing our momentum. Now I'm gonna hit them very, very hard, I guarantee it. That's why I wanted all of us together on the phone..."




Extended Scene Extended Cut incl. Alternate Takes:
02:39:25
Close-up of Emily and Lisa in the Extended Cut, then another take of them from from the top. As a result, they keep arguing in the Extended Cut.
Subsequently, an additional exterior shot.

25 sec

Emily: "What fucking fund?"
Lisa: "I have no idea. These people are retarded."
Abigail: "Because I have to tell you, we have just lived through that nightmare with Monica and our children, and it was not a pleasant experience. We just want a clean, straight... Damages is fine."
Lisa: "We're talking about the driver, getting the driver fired as part of the conditions."
Abigail: "Oh, yes, absolutely, if you think he's at fault."
Rob: "Just as long as they don't think they can buy us off just by getting rid of this guy. You see what I mean?"
Deutsch: "Absolutely."
Abigail: "Absolutely. If they're so quick to agree to a settlement on this basis..."
Rob: "You see what I mean? I mean, what we're most concerned about here is the amount."
Emily: "Yes, we're getting that, Rob."





Different Shots:
02:40:06
New montage of the scene with Lisa and Joan which has been listed seperately in order to keep it simple.
First of all, the Extended Cut is much closer at Joan when Lisa commends her. The dialog of the alternate takes is equal now and then but the phone rings later in the Extended Cut and that’s the reason the scene is longer.

8 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




02:40:31
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Before the close-up of Joan, the Extended Cut contains a reaction shot of Lisa.

1 sec




Different Shots:
02:40:35
During the above-mentioned closer perspective, she also says „What?” in the Extended Cut. And after Joan raised her hand in a distance shot, one can see her like that one more time.
The Theatrical Version sticks to the medium long shot all the time.

Subsequently, an alternate tale when she steps aside to write down the address. The Theatrical Version is longer here and sticks with Curtis a little longer.

no difference




02:40:46
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Now a first closer look at the chapel in the Extended Cut.

5 sec




02:40:55
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
The inside tracking shot starts earlier plus Lisa makes a critical comment in Joan’s direction.

4 sec

Lisa: "Do you know any of these people?"



Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:41:16
Joan and Lisa longer in the Theatrical Version.

+ 1 sec


02:41:25
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
One of the female mourners longer.

2 sec


Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:41:30
And the next one is longer in the Theatrical Version.

+ 1sec




02:41:33
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Additional shot of Lisa and Joan.

5 sec




Extended Scene Extended Cut incl. Alternate Takes:
02:41:38
After a couple of frames, the shot of approaching Rodrigo gets interrupted by a shot of Joan in the Extended Cut. When she hugs him in the following shot, the Extended Cut cuts to her again.
In the Theatrical Version, the shot of Rodrigo doesn’t get interrupted at all.

When Rodrigo mentions that his dad had been talking about him all the time, the Extended Cut continues with another take – after cutting to Joan one more time. Rodrigo goes more into detail here.

5 sec

Rodrigo: "[...] my dad talked about you all the time."
Joan: "He did?"
Rodrigo: "Yes."
Joan: "Thank you for telling me that."
Rodrigo: "The night he met you, he called me in England and woke me to tell me about it. He was so excited. I haven't heard him talk about anyone like that since my mother died."
Joan: "Really?"

Rodrigo: "I don't know if this is appropriate [...] He finally met a woman he could really connect with."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Extended Scene Extended Cut incl. Alternate Takes:
02:42:41
Joan’s reaction is longer in the Theatrical Version plus it’s completely presented in a medium long shot while the Theatrical Version cuts to a close-up of her and Rodrigo immediately interrupts her. He says bye.

11 sec

Joan: "Well, he was... He was a very sweet man, and I know he loved you and your brother very much."
Rodrigo: "Yeah, I know he did. Thank you. Excuse me."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




02:43:00
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Rodrigo and the other guy are in each other’s arms.

1 sec




02:43:10
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Additional shot of Rodrigo and relatives going past Lisa and Joan.

7 sec




Different Shots:
02:43:17
The beginning of the scene at Lisa’s and Joan’s house is longer in the Theatrical Version resp. Lisa immediately turns around. In the Extended Cut on the other hand, she doesn’t do it until the cut to Joan. As a result, the following shot of her is longer.

no difference




Different Shots:
02:43:37
In the Theatrical Version, Joan speaks offscreen during a shot of Lisa. Joan says the opera took place on Monday and Lisa says she was going to come.
The Extended Cut sticks longer to the previous shot of Joan. Here, Lisa immediately says she was going to come. Not until then, Joan gives her the exact date.

2 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:44:06
The Extended Cut cuts sooner to Lisa and Joan keeps speaking from the off.
When Lisa responds, one can see her in the Theatrical Version as well but an alternate take has been used here (same text).

no difference



Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:45:00
Extended shot of Joan walking through the door.

+ 2 sec




02:45:00
Additional Scene Extended Cut:
Before the versions are back in sync with the conversation at Deutsch’s (resp. a couple of city shots), the Extended Cut also contains a new block of scenes introducing Lisa’s pregnancy.
First, Joan talks to Lisa in the bathroom. She’s holding the positive pregnancy test in her hand. They’re arguing a bit, she doesn’t want to reveal the father’s identity.
Subsequently, the two of them in the abortion clinic resp. Joan waiting whereas other patients are shown as well. When Joan can finally see Lisa, she apologizes.

136 sec

Joan: "Okay. What do you want to do?"
Lisa: "What do you mean? Aren't you gonna tell me what to do?"
Joan: "It's your body. It's your baby..."
Lisa: "Baby?"
Joan: "Yes. Now, who's the father?"
Lisa: "It... It could be a lot oF people."
Joan: "Honey... Who?"
Lisa: "I'm never going to tell you, Mom. It's against my principles."
Joan: "No, no. But you want to send that bus driver to jail for running a red light, and you won't tell me about these boys?"

Doctor’s assistant: "Mrs. Cohen. She's right here."
Lisa: "Hi."
Joan: "Hi, honey."
Lisa: "I'm sorry, mom."
Joan: "Let's talk about it later."




02:47:30
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
When the camera zooms out from the buidling, the shot is much longer in the Extended Cut plus the high-angle shot of Lisa walking across the square starts earlier.

14 sec



02:47:51
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
The mentioned high-angle shot is also longer.

1 sec


02:49:16
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
When Emily responds, the transition is slightly shorter in the Theatrical Version.

2 sec




Different Shots:
02:49:24
The Theatrical Version sticks with Emily and also cuts to her from the medium long shot several times.
The Extended Cut immediately cuts to the medium long shot and sticks there an extended time period, then another shot of Emily.

Ditto afterwards during the close-up of Deutsch.

4 sec



Different Shots:
02:50:25
Close-up of Lisa in the Theatrical Version, the Extended Cut shows her in profile.
And again after another cut to Deutsch. The following distance shot starts distinctly sooner in the Theatrical Version. But this very particular shot is longer in the Extended Cut, the Theatrical Version cuts to close-ups of Lisa and Deutsch several times.

It goes on and on for almost 1.5 minutes in total. Since the dialog remains unchanged (also taken from the same take), it has been summarized as block.

+ 1 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




Different Shots:
02:52:36
All of a sudden, the Extended Cut cuts to a shor from a further distance while the Theatrical Version sticks longer to the previous shot.

7 sec


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




02:52:49
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Before Lisa is standing in front of the building, she runs across the streets and sees a bus (with another driver) passing by in the Extended Cut.

27 sec




Different Shots:
02:53:35
The Extended Cut immediately cuts to a close-up of Mr. Aaron when Lisa has told him about the abortion.
The Theatrical Version sticks to the previous shot and a pan shot follows. When the camera is behind Bonnie, the Extended Cut is back in the game. As a result, a little dialog is exclusively in the Theatrical Version. Lisa pushes her associate to stay.

+ 5 sec

Mr. Aaron: "No. I didn't know that."
Lisa: "Yeah, it cost $400."
Bonnie: "Um... Should I..."
Mr. Aaron: "No, no, don't go anywhere."
Lisa: "Yeah, don't go anywhere."

(Mr. Aaron: "Do you want to tell us about it?")


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




02:53:57
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
In the Extended Cut, the scene gets interrupted by two close-ups of Mr. Aaron.

12 sec

Mr. Aaron: "OK. Go ahead. Go ahead"




Different Shots:
02:54:12
Subsequently, the Theatrical Version cuts to Mr. Aaron as well – the dialog remains unchanged. The Extended Cut sticks to the medium long shot.

no difference




Different Shots:
02:54:36
The medium long shot is slightly longer in the Theatrical Version, then an alternate of Mr. Aaron with equal text.

+ 2 sec



Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:54:36
The following shot starts much earlier in the Theatrical Version plus there’s more dialog.

+ 8 sec

Lisa: "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have brought this up. Please don't tell anyone."
Bonnie: "We're not gonna tell anyone. But you're gonna have to tell whoever it could be."




Different Shots:
02:54:49
Additional shot of Mr. Aaron in the Extended Cut, followed by alternate takes of Lisa walking off. Moreover, Mr. Aaron also asks "What was that?.

2 sec




02:55:41
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Maretti longer.

1 sec


Different Shots:
02:55:48
The Extended Cut cuts sooner to Lisa.

no difference




Extended Scene Extended Cut incl. Alternate Takes:
02:55:56
The Theatrical Version only has a tracking shot to the entrance of the opera.
The Extended Cut keeps showing Lisa stunned on the street, then two calmer shots of the opera plus Lisa in front of the entrance for a first time.

21 sec

Joan: "Come on, sweetheart."


Theatrical Version Extended Cut



The score in the Theatrical Version sounds pretty regular while the Extended Cut uses classic music.


02:57:06
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Lisa much longer, she’s running inside.

18 sec




Removed Scene Extended Cut:
02:58:23
After Lisa rushed over to her seat, the distance shot is shorter.

+ 3 sec



Different Shots:
02:58:27
When Lisa sits down, the Theatrical Version cuts to another perspective.

2 sec



02:58:36
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Before people clap (no intercut in the Theatrical Version), the Extended Cut tracks up the curtain.

7 sec




02:58:48
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Some playing around with colors on the ceiling.

10 sec




02:59:13
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Earlier beginning of the distance shot.

2 sec


02:59:57
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Another pointless cut in the Theatrical Version.

1 sec


Removed Scene Extended Cut:
03:00:11
Ditto but this time in the Extended Cut.

+ 1 sec


Different Shots:
03:00:20
The last tracking shot down to Joan and Lisa starts earlier in the Theatrical Version. Therefor, the end of the shot is longer.

no difference




Different Shots:
03:00:47
Additional shot of the opera singer. To make it up, the following shot of Lisa and Joan is longer in the Theatrical Version – no screenshots for the latter.

no difference




Different Shots:
03:01:07
Alternate take when Lisa tries not to cry plus the following shot of the play starts earlier in the Extended Cut.
Furthermore, the Extended Cut cuts sooner to Lisa and Joan. And again, only the Extended Cut shows the other singer while the Theatrical Version compensates it with more footage of Lisa and Joan.

no difference




Different Shots:
03:01:49
Therefor, the woman gets the chance to sing much longer in the Theatrical Version. Only the Extended Cut shows Lisa and Joan here.

no difference



Different Shots:
03:02:00
Another shot of the dark-haired woman in the Extended Cut. The Theatrical Version cuts earlier to the blond singer.
Subsequently, the Theatrical Version cuts to the dark-haired one again and then back to the blond one while the Extended Cut shows Lisa and Joan one more time.

no difference



Different Shots:
03:02:23
Additional shot of them being in each other’s arms in the Extended Cut. In the Theatrical Version, the following shot starts earlier.

no difference




Different Shots:
03:02:40
The Extended Cut immediately shows Joan and Lisa splitting up. Joan seems happy. Then the two singers taking a seat (same angle).
The Theatrical Version begins with different shots of the singers, then Lisa and Joan – the shot is longer here, they hug again. Last but not least, the final shot of the movie with the stage in the background is different as well.

no difference


Theatrical Version Extended Cut




03:06:00
Extended Scene Extended Cut:
Additional credits at the end of the Extended Cut. Cool dude, this Mr. Ripoli.

9 sec

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