The hidden cost of movies; Spotlight Sahara

$78 million of red ink? – Los Angeles Times

ON an old studio lot outside London, a production crew began work on the movie “Sahara” in November 2003 by staging the crash of a vintage airplane.

But when the film opened in theaters in April 2005, the sequence had been deleted. “In the context of the movie, it didn’t work,” said director Breck Eisner.

The cost of the 46-second clip: more than $2 million.

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