Even with a blockbuster-sized budget, a massive crew, and an ultra-talented cast, getting a movie finished is a seemingly Sisyphean exercise in perseverance.
What we end up watching on a cinema screen is so often a result of compromise, where things didn't go as planned during shooting and the director had to get creative on-the-fly.
But then there are filmmakers who simply wouldn't accept no for an answer, and as such took frankly ridiculous measures to ensure a scene was shot and executed exactly as they imagined it.
These 10 movie scenes, whether an ultimately minuscule snippet of a movie or a huge, grandstanding set-piece, all could've been pulled off a number of different ways - most of them easier or less-expensive - and yet, each director opted to do things the hard way for a more impactful end result.
Whether navigating the frustrating mundanities of filmmaking or committing serious resources to pulling off a minor cinematic miracle, these scenes all exist as they do because the director dared to go the extra mile - and then some...
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