If you ever decide to cut a scene from your movie, make sure you're not doing it for incredibly stupid reasons. Otherwise you risk accidentally scrapping an important part of cinematic history.
What would these movies be like if everyone on board suddenly just didn't give a damn anymore?
Because it's such a long and winding road from script to screen, it's fascinating to go back and see what almost made it into the film.
We may not notice the really cool stuff that makes some movies awesome, but it's still there, and our brains notice. And sometimes it's a major pain in the ass.
Sometimes a movie is doomed by its plot, or direction, or editing. Mostly though, the usual culprits are the actors.
What I find fascinating is that occasionally Hollywood will crank out a beautifully made film that is received with universal praise but whose moral is just utterly bizarre.
All those heroic deeds are accompanied by a host of crimes that would put any normal person in jail.
For every wildly popular movie that rampages through the box office like a cash-hungry Pac-Man, there is another film that took the same idea and did it way better, only to languish in relative obscurity.
Teenage stupidity is magical.