Silence – Cutting Room Talk & Extended Cut Chances
Martin Scorsese has a faible for long movies. They often have to tell a lot so the three-hour-mark can be reached easily. But until the final product is rolled out, the film is much longer during post-production. That often prompts fans to hope for an eventual Extended Cut that may not be something for the more impatient of moviegoers but most certainly a must-have for Scorsese fans. One of his works where such a version is especially dearly missed is The Wolf of Wall Street that lost a whole hour of footage not only due to time constraints but also due to MPAA censorship.
Now, Scorsese’s most recent film Silence makes the theatrical rounds and is also an Oscar contender that battles for critical and commercial success with a whopping 161 minutes of runtime. And there’s also something to say about how the film starring Liam Neeson, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield came together in the editing room. Producer Randall Emmett talked to Collider and shared some light on the question whether the audience has reason to believe that substantial material was cut out before they could see it:
Regarding the question whether he saw differences between the different cuts of the movie he watched during the editing phase, Emmett had to say this:
Whether an Extended Cut is a realistic option:
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