GOODOODO bDANMNNN OyOUYOUYY BUuNnYYyY’ — Lt. Hearts
For your McGann Monday treat this week (or whenever this is viewed - for every day can be McGann Monday), may i present:
The Eugene Wrayburn cut of Our Mutual Friend
It isn’t a pure ‘McGann cut’ as my others have been, in that i kept Eugene’s whole storyline, which means he’s not in every scene, but it makes more sense this way. It is still quite long, but it’s a time-saver compared to the near 6 hours of the original.
I hope everyone enjoys!
are you ok, dear?
do you need a doctor?
asaucerfulbabybearsmusings asked: I ❤ you and I ❤ Hearts. You ALWAYS post the magnificent things. "Salutes "
d’awwww thank you!
35173percent asked: Is there anywhere available to watch Art Is online?
There is now.
Paul McGann (Vershinin) and Emily Taaffe (Masha) in Three Sisters at the Southwark Playhouse. Photograph: Donald Cooper
My fellow McGannians, has ANYONE in the US found the May issue of Doctor Who mag with Paul on it? We’ve been to 6 different shops and they still only have March’s issue.
North America is always a couple months behind. You will have to wait.
Anonymous asked: 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.