I just watched Empire of the Sun with the impression that Mr McGann had a notable, if not starring, role (this presumption due to his name being credited to the film so often as one of the roles he was most famous for). The whole film I had the mindset of: "Oh, well he'll be in the NEXT scene then." It was a wonderful film without doubt, but why is he so 'famed' for a role that I missed because I blinked? Damn editors.
Paul has spoken about his roles in Empire of the Sun, and similarly for Alien 3, in various interviews. To paraphrase what he says in Big Finish Talks Back (I think?), these big Hollywood productions tend to cast and film for multiple story lines or endings. What makes it into the theatrical version is what gets the best feedback from their showings to focus groups of their target audience. Paul’s character was supposed to be in a large part of the film, but was largely cut out for market reasons. Paul mentioned receiving a call from Spielberg himself to inform him that his parts didn’t make the final version. Spielberg even asked if he wanted his name to be removed from the cast list. For another example, with Alien 3, high school kids weren’t interested in Golic’s storyline, so a lot of his parts got cut from the final theatrical version. If you watch the Director’s cut of the film, Golic gets more screen time and we find out more about his character.
As to why his name is often credited to the film, I can only assume that it’s because there are well-known names attached to it.
REG fans, need you help please. Does anyone know where can I find this things relating to mr. Grant: - “To Be Or Not To Be” clip - “Codename: Kyril” film - “Killing Dad” film - “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” show (with Richard’s appearance of course)
Can’t find them, need any assistance please. Thousands thanks for repost.
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i need everybody to spam my inbox this Saturday/Sunday to remind me to upload Codename: Kyril
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Am I being totally useless at internetting or is there quite a chunk of Mr McGann's filmography that hasn't been released on DVD that isn't available to watch online either? Do these people know how much money could be made from me alone if only they would release a bumper boxset of his entire works?
Oh god, yes. I’ve actually bought a VHS copy of Tree of Hands/Innocent Victim and the necessary equipment to make a digital copy of it. <_<
The BBC’s release of Give Us A Break on DVD was a great idea. We need more of that.
While we’re on this topic, everybody keep an eye out for these titles:
There is a photo floating about of you as the Eighth Doctor in the current TARDIS console room. What’s the story behind that?
Oh, the photograph? They were pulling it down and we were shooting on the set next door to it. They told me that they were going to take it down in a couple of days so I asked one of the PA’s to take a picture of me in it. There’s no other thing there, be nice if there was something more substantial to it.
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