Notes are annoying. Nobody likes to spend weeks and months crafting an idea only to be told what's wrong with it. Flip side to that: we often have blind spots when it comes to our creative projects. And that goes for everybody, even the creators of the most famous and successful entertainment of all time, because surprise -- almost every movie and TV show you love needed saving from creative notes that are (in hindsight) blisteringly obvious.
On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Cracked editor/columnist Dan Hopper and by writer/comedian Kandice Martellaro for a look at the most quotable, lovable, Oscar-winning movies of all time...and how they almost fell apart at the ideas step. They'll also discover series-killing TV episodes that got rehearsed and staged and brought within a hair of terrifying America. And yes, don't worry, they one hundred percent discover which iconic franchise almost made its villain a confusing monkey.
Load the snake catapults! Arm the trash boat! Drug the honey!
It involves a lot more sprinting and rockabilly and Schwarzenegger-tracking than you'd think.
A little inclusion could save a lot of lives.
There's good closure, there's okay closure, and then there's these forced finales.