10 Most Annoying Phrases In The Movie Business

9. Studio Interference

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What it really means: 'You may be the director, but that's not how we told you to make this movie'.

There are so many moving parts involved in filmmaking, and therefore so many people to try and appease, that quite often the studio higher-ups bring it upon themselves to exert influence over the production if they aren't happy with how the director is handling things.

While in a few cases this has proven to be a blessing in disguise, for the most part studio interference is highly detrimental to the finished product.

Superman II, Alien 3, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man movies, Iron Man 2 and Suicide Squad are just a few examples of studio features that are obviously not products of the director's singular vision.

Obviously, these are all blockbusters with a huge level of financial investment at stake but the question remains; if the studios weren't convinced by the director's ability to deliver the movie they promised without interfering in the production, then what was the point in hiring them in the first place?


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