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« on: March 03, 2015, 01:14:58 AM »
Just sharing more I've discovered by turning on the Storyboard feature as the film is playing.  You get to see (very) rough sketches of the scenes as they unfold in the film.  Anytime all the rabbits are in a group shot, they would often be labeled with the letter of their first name so you know which rabbit was where in the picture.  The dialog that was fitted to the scene was put underneath.

A couple of things you wouldn't know unless you watched this:

- the dialog on the storyboard does not always match what actually ended up in the film, so takes and re-takes must've occurred a bit, most of it matches perfectly

- Fiver was supposed to have dialog as the group climbs up the down; he was describing what it would be like on the down--can't recall if this is in the book anywhere.  Anyway, the final film has none of this dialog, and only the score which is the much MUCH better choice! ;)  It would take away from all the power of the music if that dialog remained.

- the Bright Eyes sequence was originally going to use the pop-version of the song.  The lyrics to the second part of Bright Eyes were sequenced in on the storyboard after the pipe with the blood fell out in front of Fiver.  This was all replaced with the instrumental interlude from Angela Morley with only a slight reprise of the main lyric, "Bright Eyes burning like fire...."

- during the scene where Hyzenthlay was talking to Woundwort about starting a warren somewhere else, the scene where the does go into burrows and then a male rabbit follows, it was really captioned on the storyboard as a "rabbit brothel" :lol

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 08:40:17 PM »
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Anyway, the final film has none of this dialog, and only the score which is the much MUCH better choice! ;) It would take away from all the power of the music if that dialog remained.

I agree. It's better this way without dialog, although I'm curious what does Fiver say there? Do they show the text of his speech or is just a short description of its content?

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- during the scene where Hyzenthlay was talking to Woundwort about starting a warren somewhere else, the scene where the does go into burrows and then a male rabbit follows, it was really captioned on the storyboard as a "rabbit brothel" :lol

It does look like this, doesn't it? :D
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 11:17:04 PM »
I will have to take a camera picture.  I don't have a blu-ray player on my computer.  Once I get things done over here tonight, I'll give it a shot. ;)

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 01:11:24 AM »
Alright, lets see if this works....hopefully the images are right-side up.  I took these from my little 19" tv and my camera phone. :p








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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 01:17:07 AM »
And of course, nobody will believe me if I leave the scene out about the rabbit brothel:


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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2015, 09:38:35 AM »
I don't know, you could have always photo-shopped that picture, so it would include "brothel section" phrase. :p
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2015, 09:53:47 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2015, 03:22:27 PM »
This is pure gold, will have to download them to draw one of these days, thank you very much Hawkbit. One question: In the Blu ray has many extras, but in the DVD too? o,o
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 05:33:44 PM »
That was a pretty terrific job you did with such inadequate tools (I wish MY phone camera could take a picture that clear out of the TV).

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2015, 10:36:50 PM »
Gosh, I have such an innocent mind. I didn't realise the scene alluded to a 'rabbit brothel' happening

Anyway, it's fun to see the storyboards. Not sure if the 'deluxe edition' DVD even had these?
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 12:17:48 AM »
These are resized pictures....I have them larger if you're looking for something bigger for sketching/drawing.  email me:  classicrangerrick@gmail.com


As far as I'm aware, only this blu-ray from Criterion has these storyboards.  I don't think the blu-ray in Europe has this special feature.  The DVD releases definitely don't have anything this extensive.  The one thing the Australian DVD had (from 2003) was a lengthy and detailed interview with Martin Rosen, and that's the only reason I went out of my way to buy a DVD I can't play on any DVD players here (but can on my computer).

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2015, 12:20:34 AM »
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That was a pretty terrific job you did with such inadequate tools (I wish MY phone camera could take a picture that clear out of the TV).
To be fair, I was sitting less than a foot from the tv with my arms on the table so the phone wouldn't shake.  :exactly  Remember its only a 19" tv I used for those pictures, not my 40" in the living room.

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Gosh, I have such an innocent mind. I didn't realise the scene alluded to a 'rabbit brothel' happening

You're not alone...I never would've considered that a brothel, or anything similar.  I never understood the scene anyway and it didn't matter much to the plot anyway.  Just surprised to read that on the storyboard.  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2015, 03:06:41 AM »
Quote from: Hawkbit on Mar 3 2015, 08:11:24 PM
Alright, lets see if this works....hopefully the images are right-side up.  I took these from my little 19" tv and my camera phone. :p







Oh wow....that's fantastic.