Start A Fansite!

Joe Johnston: The Truth Behind the Wolfman Director's Cut

Universal is heralding the director's cut of Captain America director Joe Johnston's The Wolfman, but Johnston himself clarifies the situation.
"First of all," he says, "the 'director's cut' is NOT the director's cut. Marketing always refers to it that way, but, as you know, it seldom really is the director's cut. The release version is the director's cut and it's the best version of the film (being the director's cut). The dvd has deleted scenes but they were all deleted for good reasons.

"Dennis Virkler and Walter Murch both did a great job of editing a complicated story effectively," he continues. "Like a lot of films, there was a moment that we knew the audience wanted to get to, Lawrence being bitten by the werewolf and his subsequent transformation, but there was an awful lot of story to set up before that happened, relationships to define so they pay off better later. Studios and producers are usually advocates of cutting out the character building stuff because they fear an audience's impatience with story that doesn't involve action or spectacle of some kind. This comes from watching the film too many times in too many versions and losing sight of what they felt on the first viewing.

"It's a difficult thing to do, to remain objective about something that you're so familiar with. I can't do it either, unless I step away and don't look at it for a couple of weeks. What you usually give up by 'cutting to the chase' is a satisfying resolution because you don't care about anyone in the story, even if you don't know why. We spent most of our time in the editing room condensing the first act, folding information onto itself, trying to tell maximum story with minimal screen time. I think we cut too deep in places and I think there were other places where we didn't cut deep enough, but we did reach the point where the preview audiences say it moves 'just right'. You have to take all audience comments with a grain of salt. What a preview will tell you is only what's not working."

Look for an audio interview with Joe Johnston this weekend in which he talks about the making of the film.
1 Yes
0 No

DISCLAIMER: This posting was submitted by a user of the site not from Earth's Mightiest editorial staff. All users have acknowledged and agreed that the submission of their content is in compliance with our Terms of Use. For removal of copyrighted material, please contact us HERE.


"The release version is the director's cut and it's the best version of the film (being the director's cut)."
This isn't going to make Cap fans enthusiastic.

Phinehas - 5/28/2010, 4:37 PM
I really don't think Cap fans should compare that to this project. Johnston came in at the very last minute when the first director departed and had to pull the project together. With Captain America, he's been involved every step of the way.
EdGross - 5/28/2010, 6:30 PM
I never had much hope for this movie, I am compair cap to some of his other project but its never felt like wolfman would be good and i think a lot of the people working on it never seemed like they wanted to be there
tyko450 - 5/28/2010, 8:13 PM
I don't think it can be an easy situation to start a project with one director and suddenly have a new director to work with.
EdGross - 5/28/2010, 8:46 PM
I personally liked this flick and I don't get why people gave it so much hate. I admit it wasn't the greatest flick but it was enjoyable to me.
InstigatorGIRL - 5/29/2010, 1:43 AM
Igirl@ Exactly...its def no way near a bad movie ...i liked it and i was very entertained :D
teabag - 5/29/2010, 9:54 AM

you have a excellent weblog here! do you need to cook some invite posts in my blog? Panduan Bermain Blackjack

robinjack - 7/1/2019, 9:54 AM
Hey There. I discovered your blog using msn. That is a very smartly written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will certainly return. casino

Edwardfoxx123 - 12/1/2019, 12:32 AM
Thank you for your very good information and respond to you. used car san jose bonus codes

Edwardfoxx123 - 12/1/2019, 7:17 AM
I {don’t|do not} even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was {good|great}. I {don’t|do not} know who you are but {definitely|certainly} {you are|you’re} going to a famous blogger if you {are not|aren’t} already Cheers!… Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me…. norgesspill

robinjack - 12/5/2019, 12:22 AM
Very best people messages are meant to charm allow honor toward groom and bride. Newbie speakers in front of excessive locations should usually our own gold colored dominate in presenting and public speaking, which is to be personal interests home. best man speach dublinbet

Edwardfoxx123 - 12/7/2019, 7:59 AM
Regards for this post, I am a big big fan of this site would like to go on updated. casino extra

Edwardfoxx123 - 12/9/2019, 7:31 AM
hi, your website is really good. I truly do appreciate your give good results come on

robinjack - 12/10/2019, 7:20 AM
Thank you for your very good information and feedback from you. san jose used car come on

robinjack - 12/11/2019, 6:21 AM
I got what you intend, appreciate it for posting .Woh I am lucky to find this website through google. spinstation

robinjack - 12/12/2019, 4:17 AM
Good post. I be taught one thing more challenging on completely different blogs everyday. It is going to always be stimulating to read content material from other writers and apply a little something from their store. I’d want to use some with the content on my blog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I’ll offer you a link in your web blog. Thanks for sharing. lucky31

robinjack - 12/14/2019, 11:06 PM
I enjoy you because of each of your labor on this web site. My niece takes pleasure in getting into research and it is simple to grasp why. My partner and i know all of the dynamic tactic you render simple tricks via your blog and in addition recommend response from other people on that topic while our favorite princess is certainly learning a lot of things. Enjoy the remaining portion of the new year. You’re the one carrying out a superb job.

Edwardfoxx123 - 12/15/2019, 12:42 PM
hi, your website is really good. I truly do appreciate your give good results matka boss

Edwardfoxx123 - 12/17/2019, 10:42 PM
Oh dear it seems as if your site Going Home Posted Stitches consumed my first remark it’s rather extensive we think We’ll simply sum it up the things i submitted and state, I really relishing your website. I as well am an ambitious blog writer but I’m still a new comer to the whole thing. Do you possess any kind of tips and hints regarding inexperienced bloggers! I truly really enjoy it… In addition did you hear Tunisia incredible announcement… Regards Flash Website Builder link building for seo

Edwardfoxx123 - 12/25/2019, 3:34 AM
A person necessarily lend a hand to make severely posts I’d state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and to this point? I surprised with the analysis you made to make this particular submit extraordinary. Magnificent process! intercasino

Edwardfoxx123 - 1/4/2020, 11:22 AM
hi, your website is really good. I truly do appreciate your give good results cherry casino

Edwardfoxx123 - 1/5/2020, 4:10 AM
Thanks for the blog loaded with so many information. Stopping by your blog helped me to get what I was looking for. cashmio

Edwardfoxx123 - 1/6/2020, 1:40 AM
I never let this go…….But i can’t find the words to tell you|Angiie_Rockss|

robinjack - 1/6/2020, 11:40 PM
cool thanks for reis posting! btw are there feeds to your blog? I’d love to add them to my reader tempobet giriş

Edwardfoxx123 - 1/8/2020, 2:54 AM
Given that trichotillomania may be a problem, it’s actually not one thing frozen shoulder in a single merely end carrying out once they look as it. People who have trichotillomania normally require assist by health experts just before they are able to halt. Using the suitable aid, nevertheless, many people get over his or her hair-pulling desires. This particular support may perhaps entail treatment, prescription medication, as well as a variety of the two.

robinjack - 1/9/2020, 5:31 AM
thank you dearly author , I found oneself this web site very helpful and its full of excellent healthy selective information ! , I as well thank you for the fantastic food plan post.

robinjack - 1/13/2020, 7:24 AM
I work for a company that is wanting to e-mail some of our media contacts from our Press Release blog posts. The main problem I am running into is finding a service that doesn't require opt-in. Does anybody have any suggestions?. password thief

robinjack - 1/18/2020, 11:49 PM
I work for a company that is wanting to e-mail some of our media contacts from our Press Release blog posts. The main problem I am running into is finding a service that doesn't require opt-in. Does anybody have any suggestions?. credit card thief

Edwardfoxx123 - 1/19/2020, 11:17 PM
Some really marvelous work on behalf of the owner of this web site , dead great subject matter. window tinting near me

Edwardfoxx123 - 1/22/2020, 3:36 AM
The post is absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need! Also like to admire the time and effort you put into your site and detailed info you offer! I will bookmark your website! high DA healthcare

robinjack - 1/29/2020, 6:57 AM
Hey i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It seriously helpful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others as you aided me. matka kalyan

Edwardfoxx123 - 2/1/2020, 5:41 AM
Good write-up, I¡¦m normal visitor of one¡¦s blog, maintain up the nice operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a long time. best online car dealers auction broker in Nigeria

Edwardfoxx123 - 2/15/2020, 5:22 AM

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.