13 Jokes That Got Cut From Iconic Movies
What, at the time, seemed like nuggets of golden wisdom shooting out of the fingertips of a screenwriter (on a two-day bender) and onto the page, may seem like turdletts of crap spewing out the mouth of an actor (on a five-day bender) when shot and cut on film.
But it is easy to cut out the garbage. No one feels bad about exorcizing the bad parts of a film. But what if the problem isn't that the material that needs to go is bad? What if the jokes you need to cut are, you know, good?
Jokes are comedians' darling babies, but killing your darlings sometimes means killing your dead baby joke. As it turns out, even the best writers, comedians, and directors sometimes have to leave stuff out of their movies. For example ...