When actors are in the middle of filming what turns out to be a bad movie, do they know it's a stinker at the time?
I'm thinking of Riding the Bus with My Sister, Forrest Gump, The Help, etc.
A famous Hollywood saying is "Nobody sets out to make a bad picture". I think people are realistic, but hope for the best.
I needed the work!
We'll fix it in post.
Tom Hanks won an Oscar for Forrest Gump, OP. It didn't turn out to be a bad movie for him.
You are weird and childish.
Forrest Gump was a mawkish, embarrassing piece of shit.
Apparently, Kyle Maclachlan walked out of the premiere of "Showgirls". I wonder if he had one of those awakenings during filming.
My favorite example is Aliens 3: the cashing out.
Writers changed frequently, scripts changed daily, and the director received more and more input from producers.
I think many bad films could have been salvaged if the promised cast remained intact. There are so many stories of shooting schedules that missed actor's availability windows.
"Forrest Gump" is embarrassing crap adored by the idiotic masses at the moment. Who could sit through it again? Yuck.
You're viewing it wrong, R8.
A reviewer said the movie is a snapshot of Modern Society in that all the intelligent three-dimensional characters suffer while the moron blunders his way to the top.
Sometimes they know, sometimes they don't, sometimes they know but delude themselves into thinking it'll be all right.
Sometimes they actually make an okay movie and it gets cut to shit in post.
I don't know why you'd imagine Hanks would ever realize Gump was a stinker, let alone while he was making it. He's known for commercial crap, not art.
I think some actors are too egotistical to admit something they are doing could be anything but gold. Others may realize it but not speak out for fear over damaging their career by not being seen as a team player. Only later on do they reveal what they really thought (see Kathy Bates re: Titanic)
R4 you do realize the Oscars have nothing to do with artistic merit and are nothing more than a marketing ploy designed to get your ass in a theater seat and money in a producers wallet, right?
An interview with Barry Sonnenfeld revealed that the crew often nickname the movies they're working on. 'Compromising Positions' became 'ComPost.'
R5, you can go all through life and never actually hear someone use the word "Mawkish", but come here to DL and Queens like you use it in every other paragraph. Give it a rest, it is overused.
Erm, OP? There are far, far worse films than the ones you mention. I've not seen Riding The Bus... but the other two are very popular films even if they aren't to your taste.
The truly bad ones might only show up on movie channels.
Did Kathy Bates trash Titanic? I didn't hear that.
I heard that the actors in The Giant Claw (1957) were promised big budget special effects and did their best filming their scenes. Then at the premier the monster looked so ridiculous and amateurish the audience laughed at it, to the humiliation of the actors.
OP, I am still waiting for you to explain why Tom Hanks would consider Forrest Gump a stinker.
I get it, you're too cool for that film, but your question plainly asks the opinion of the actor in the film, not YOUR opinion?
I guess you just started this thread to offer YOUR opinion on a movie you don't like.
So now this is a thread bashing Forrest Gump. I don't understand the sheer moronic behavior of some people on Datalounge.
Why do real actors appear in guaranteed stinkers like Madonna's "W.E."? Andrea Riseborough she did it anyway, and I can see why. She herself got a paycheck, good reviews, lots of publicity, and as Madonna got 100% of the blame for the ensuing financial disaster - her career wasn't actually harmed. In fact, she showed that she can give a good performance without the guidance of a competent director, so she may have come out ahead.
So yeah, I'm sure that actors know they're in bad projects all the time, but they have to work. And they hope to get somethingn positive out of it.
"What a timely, relevant anecdote, R17."
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