December 25th, 2018

5 Джек

We Sail With the Tide - 2010. Из дневников Терри Россио.

Из дневников Терри Россио, сценариста фильмов «Пираты Карибского моря».
Мы плывем по течению.
We Sail With the Tide - 2010
by Terry Rossio

Записки Терри Россио во время съемок фильма «Пираты Карибского моря: На странных берегах» (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides).

Не у всех сайт открывается, в том числе и у меня тоже. Многие жалуются. В своё время я скопировала себе все дневники по 2, 3 и 4 фильму. Потихоньку хочу их перевести. И добавлю в блог оригинал для тех, кто хочет читать на английском, но нет доступа к сайту Россио.

We Sail With the Tide - 2010. Из дневников Терри Россио. Часть 2 >>
We Sail With the Tide - 2010. Из дневников Терри Россио. Часть 3 >>
We Sail With the Tide - 2010. Из дневников Терри Россио. Часть 4 >>

An ongoing question has been the fate of our beloved characters Pintel and Ragetti, whether they should be 'brought back' in the story of the fourth film, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (OST). Because we have two world-class actors (Lee Arenberg and Mackenzie Crook), the roles have to be meaty enough to be worth their time, no one is going to ask them to stand in the background as part of a ship's crew. But to make their roles significant lays an extra burden on the narrative, at the cost of screen time for new characters. One idea is to split Pintel and Ragetti apart, meet them individually, each part of different crews, each thinking the other is dead, and let them reunite in the final battle. A draft was written exploring that idea. In the end, Rob Marshall was unsure that their subplot would survive the requirements of story clarity and a reasonable running time; it would be a tragedy to have their tale truncated or end up on the cutting room floor. One of the toughest decisions on the production, but the choice was made to wait, and attempt to being them back if there is another sequel.

Preproduction meeting, with the studio, aiming to keep the budget below $300M; the number that would make them happy is $275M. (Why does this happen on every film, we're always $20-30 million over with the estimate?) And that number does not include extra costs to shoot in 3D, but also doesn't take into account tax credits. The jury is still out on 3D -- would the added feature justify the higher cost? It's not just the equipment and post production expenses, but the likely slowing down of physical production based on the added time delays on set to get the 3D right. Even two or five or 10 minutes per shot adds up, and could add expensive days to the production schedule.
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