Thursday, January 8, 2009

Confrontation Revisited

The confrontation between Maqbool and the goons has been bothering me for some time now. It feels a little sluggish and lacks impact. With input from colleague Joanna Griebel, I reedited the sequence.

Old:

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New:

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The new cut has an added line of dialogue for Maqbool ("He dropped his cap"). The old edit seemed unclear to a lot of viewers, and I think adding this line back in is an improvement. (The line was in the original script, but I had taken it out for some reason that I can no longer remember. Perhaps I felt it was redundant at the time.). Another reason I like the new line is that it is a reference to Bir's "Sir, you dropped your cap" earlier in the film.


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