While we do that I'm going to post a number of grabs from scenes that are not in the film currently. Some will perhaps make an extras DVD, some will just disappear. It's always wrenching when you cut the cord with a scene - even worse when its an entire subplot.
This happens more than you think. Almost EVERY film has plots or characters that are eventually removed to keep the focus on the central characters. Only very (VERY) rarely is it because of poor work by the actors.
Its heartbreaking for the writer, director and above all the actors, but hopefully you get a better film out of it. So think of these as a series of eulogies for great work.
Neil Sheppeck & Suzanne Gardner
Above is a still from the bedroom scene from the Neil & Suze subplot.
Suze has finally had enough of London, and the relationship is ending. They decide on one last goodbye tryst on a hot London afternoon. This scene is very beautiful and very well acted. We gave them only the barest of structures for the scene and let them improvise over 15-20 minutes. It was just extraordinary.
If its so good, why isn't it in the film? Because explaining their story took too much attention away from the core plot of the film. When there is a DVD release of this film, this storyline will be on it.
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