by Philip Lewis.
They say that you need to suffer for your art, and film-making is no exception. In fact it is arguably more painful, as there are far more people’s salaries that need to be paid. If David Hockney buggers up a painting it is only he (and possibly a couple of assistants) who feel the cut. If the production company goes bankrupt half way through filming however there’s the possibility of hundreds of people going home without a pay check.
These are eight films that were delayed; some of the delays were caused by arduous shoots and financial problems, some were merely a tactical award-grabbing ploy from the studio involved. What these films have in common however is the amount of sleepless nights and diazepam prescriptions for the directors and producers alike.
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