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27 28 Part I: Getting Started with Film Studies Plunging into development hell Development is the name of the indefinite revision period that Hollywood executives apparently created for the express purpose of torturing screenwriters. In this murky realm, multiple stakeholders read original scripts and all offer ‘notes’ (corrections) that often conflict with each other. Redrafts after redrafts follow, almost interminably, leading to delays of years or even decades. Screenwriter David Hughes has documented several of these tales of woe, including the story behind Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), which took 19 years to reach the screen.
Being labelled as a ‘director’ elevates cinematographers above the other technicians, and indeed many directors rely heavily on their DPs to achieve the visuals that they desire. The label also reflects the managerial aspect of the role, however, because cinematographers generally oversee and lead a team of camera operators, electricians and lighting crew. ) 35 36 Part I: Getting Started with Film Studies The cinematographer is so vital to the success of a film that this professional is usually among the first to be hired, either by the producer or director, who may have their favourite DP.
At one point he was spending $60,000 a month on prescription drugs just to keep himself going. Unsurprisingly his heart gave out in 1996. Going it alone: Independent producers These days, the dividing line between studio and independent producers is increasingly blurry. Most producers work as freelancers, while the people doing their former jobs within what’s left of the Hollywood major studios are called executives. Even the clear separation between mainstream and independent film-making that existed in the 1970s and 80s has become difficult to maintain, with companies such as Miramax providing real marketing muscle for smaller, quirkier films.