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Post by grannybear » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:46 pm

I bet they didn't cut Matt Damons scenes.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:40 pm

I don't like Matt Damon (don't ask me why) and don't like movies about the war in Iraq, but will watch "Green Zone" anyway only because I really want to see our Jason on screen!




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Post by kjshd05 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:19 am

I'll wait to hear how much of JI is really in this movie..then I'll decide if I
want to go and have motion sickness from the Unsteady Cam...LOL

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:43 am

don't like Matt Damon (don't ask me why)

Angel, I'm right there with you. The only role that I've liked of Damon's was The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:05 pm

I can tolerate him in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" :cool:




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Post by Hilary the Touched » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:13 pm

Universal Pictures' website has it listed in its "Future Releases" section, under the title Green Zone and with a release date of March 12. There's a synopsis together with link to a ginormous close-up of Matt Damon, for those who enjoy that sort of thing.

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Post by grannybear » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:05 pm

UGH!

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Post by Gillian » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:59 pm

Not my cup 'o tea, but hey, for all other interested parties ... knock yourselves out.

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:39 am

No accounting for taste.

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Post by grannybear » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:57 pm

Sounds nothing like the book it was supposed to be taken from.

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Post by grannybear » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:23 am

A few things came to me in my sleep last night.

I wonder how Jason feels about having another part cut so drastically? If we are upset imagine how he must feel.

Since they have changed the plot so much, did Greg Kinnear and Amy Ryan also get cut? Seems like Matt Damen also took over their roles.

Not knowing much about the business, is this something common? Does it happen a lot? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:45 am

Grannybear, I'm on-again-off-again reading the book, and I think what Greengrass has taken from it is the bizarre dichotomy between what was occurring in the Green Zone and what went on in the rest of the country.
The GZ was full of absurdly young, sometimes idealistic, people with little practical experience; academics who'd never been to the middle east; and contractors who were just in it to make the biggest bucks.
The rest of the country had frustrated, terrified citizens and desperate troops (on both sides), but their realities seldom merged.

As for how common this is, I think it goes on all the time. How many times have you seen an ad for a DVD and thought, "I don't remember that being at theatres"? JI's entire role was cut from Crash. On the other hand, he got the roles in Passionada and Dragonheart after other actors pulled out.
So yeah, I bet there's plenty. Jason Isaacs is the only actor I follow, and who reads about movies that didn't succeed??

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Post by grannybear » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Hilary--I read the book twice. Once when it first came out and then again when Jason was cast. I don't believe the movie is supposed to follow the book. Just parts were taken from it. After all the book wasn't a drama. It's supposed to be a factual account of what happened there. An odd moment in history.
Thanks for your input. It's good to hear someone else's take on things.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:54 pm

I'm impressed that you read it, Grannybear--it wasn't information that a lot of people were seeking out. :-| Many are already forecasting doom for the movie, insisting that American movie-goers don't want to see it on screen either.
I hope they're wrong.
Jason Isaacs said that the director was a pal, and it sounded like the decision to insert him wasn't originally an intrinsic part of his vision for the movie, so . . . maybe it just didn't mesh well.

If you want a bit of a laugh, go Google David O'Hara--he's the actor who was originally slated to play Charlie Beck. A romantic lead he ain't!

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Post by Chari910 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:42 pm

Release Dates Countries

March 12, 2010 USA, UK
April 2, 2010 Norway, Sweden
April 8, 2010 Denmark
April 14, 2010 Belgium
April 15, 2010 Germany, Netherlands
April 16, 2010 Austria
April 30, 2010 Turkey
June 3, 2010 Hungary
June 23, 2010 France

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