Editing a film is a difficult task. Authors write what they think is important, and filmmakers shoot what they think is required. The editing then steps in and cuts things up, assisting the director in deciding which sentences should be removed and which sequences are no longer necessary. Some extended editions have the power to completely transform a film.

And why would a filmmaker insist on removing a pivotal moment from a film? During the editorial process, filmmakers must make numerous decisions: should they keep that fantastic sequence in which the two stars give their A-game even when it doesn't advance the plot? Is the snarky comedic relief's smart aside genuinely necessary? Shouldn't the ending imply a follow-up even if it hasn't been approved?

In an ideal world, filmmakers would be able to witness their exact vision come to life and be watched by as many people as possible. Because the Motion Picture Academy of America's ratings determine how large that audience can be, difficult decisions must be made. Here are 15 scenes that were cut from the film.

JAWS ALEX KINTNER CRACKED COM When test audience members hyperventilated for 20 minutes after attack scenes, Spielberg drastically cut them down. Only a few stills of the Alex Kintner scene remain, taking the film from an R down to PG, since the MPAA's PG-13 rating didn't exist yet.

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DRESSED TO KILL ELEVATOR CRACKED.COM Brian De Palma's masterful thriller was originally given an X rating for nudity and violence. Since he was contracted to deliver an R-rated movie, he had to trim it down, but he publicly aired his frustrations with Anonymous bureaucrats for obscuring his art.

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BOYS DON'T CRY ORAL SEX CRACKED.COM Director Kimberly Pierce was insulted that the rape and murder of transgender man Brandon Teena received a lower rating than a scene of him orally pleasing a woman. After Fox Searchlight refused to release it with an NC-17, she made the trims needed to appease the MPAA and earn the R.

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