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swervy

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What a powerful scene. I'm surprised it was cut from the finished film. Can't wait for the Blu-ray 

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I did a rundown of the deleted scenes that are included with the iTunes Extras of the Digital HD purchased, released today.

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It is a very good scene but I believe the reason it was deleted can be summed up: redundancy. The very next scene in the flow of the movie would be Brian telling Carl and Dennis why he's choosing to stop touring.

I'm holding out hope that there are more deleted scenes on the Blu-ray/DVD, than the four included on iTunes, doubt it though.
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Love and Mercy is #20 on Amazon's Blu Ray chart.  

With the success of NPP on Amazon, it seems obvious where Brian Wilson fans shop.  
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Nice and yes, it's explained in the film but not to this depth.  You have the Murry and Dennis blow up which steals some thunder.  Mike character gets angry (don't show that).  Someone walks across the lighting and Paul Dano gets darkened out for 1/2 second.  It showed some family and band dynamics - maybe too much!

Guess I have to get my order in!!!

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If that's the way it actually happened, I think they should have left that strong scene in. 

In the movie the way it is, Carl and Dennis seem too acquiescent of Brian's announcement. 
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To me, it is a very powerful scene. It shows that side of Murray that the family faced, Mike's attitude (some of which is understandable considering Brian's decision), and most importantly, fleshes out Brian's situation, his reaction to both the airplane "breakdown" and the pressure he felt. It more fully explains Brian's (at the time) important decision to stop touring, and the band (and family's)  fear about how that decision would affect the band. Also an extemely well acted scene--once again, Dano was brilliant, fully expressing, both in words and facial expressions, and the look in his eyes--Brian's fear and apprehension. It might have sewn up an Oscar nomination for him. I'm surprised they left it out...
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I agree...It's a key scene.  Key then.  Key now if Mike and Bruce wanted to take advantage of something new besides Pie Size Brother...which really?...ain't even in the same ballpark as a highlight of their show.

It should be put back in.  What were they thinking?  Sometimes MORE is more.

[Yes I finally saw the movie today.  It popped up today as something I could rent from my almost useless cable company.  So I did it.  I'll buy it next time I see it in a store.  GREAT movie...which apparently would have been even greater with THIS lost scene.]

Brian is even more amazing than I thought.  Melinda too.  [Carl as well for listening to her and gettin' 'it' done.]
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John B

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Please Lee, be informative.  ...it's Comcast/Xfinity, innit? 
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It really is a powerful scene.  I'm so glad it's available now.  I can't even imagine making the editing decisions that have to be done, having assisted a bit on film projects a few times about 10-15 years ago.  Sometimes favorite stuff ends up on the floor - luckily, we have these dvds that make them available now.

I love the fact that this scene emphasizes the pressure Brian faced, carrying the financial and emotional weight of his family and some of the massive egos involved on top of that.  When we start to lack compassion for Brian, this scene should come to mind.  It's not something probably any of us could imagine facing...and yet he survived and keeps on giving.

One or more of those egos still don't seem to get that no one would have been making money from shows all these years if the man hadn't conceived, written, performed and produced all that music.  What about that didn't several members of this band get at that time?
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Out of all the deleted scenes, I agree with Lee that the scene with Brian explaining to the Boys and his parents that he didn't want to tour anymore probably could've been left in.  

I loved the I Get Around scene, but I'm not sure where they would've fit that one it since that time period wasn't really covered.  

I can see why they left out the other two.  
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I'm sure there are many other deleted scenes that are not on the DVD. For example the scene that has been fueled by photo stills of it, of Brian listenening endlessly (as he did) to "Be My Baby", and Brian's reaction to hearing on TV about the rash of fires around LA at the time he was recording "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow". I know we'd all love to see all of the scenes!!
I'm not sure what the historical protocol is, but it would be nice if at some point they issued a full "Director's Cut" DVD--whatever that really is! Is it a full "new film" with all of the deleted scenes re-edited into the original film (my preference), or is it just the film as is with many more deleted scenes available than the current DVD?
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