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Swing Shift (Director's Cut)

Old 10-23-09, 07:57 PM
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Swing Shift (Director's Cut)

I know it's out there somewhere, but I'm DYING to see the Jonathan Demme director's cut of this movie before Goldie Hawn hacked it up and made it her own.

If anyone knows the backstory on this, you'll know what I'm talking about.

If anyone knows where I can find a copy of it, please feel free to PM me - many thanks!
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Old 10-25-09, 03:12 PM
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Re: Swing Shift (Director's Cut)

I would love to see a Directors Cut.
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Re: Swing Shift (Director's Cut)

I've never heard of the film actually. What's the backstory on it?
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Old 10-25-09, 07:36 PM
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Re: Swing Shift (Director's Cut)

Cause I'm lazy. Here's Wikipedia's info...

Storyline - Set during the Second World War, Hawn plays a woman who has been assigned to an armaments factory while her husband is overseas in military service. During the course of the film Hawn falls for the charms of another man played by Russell.

Production - Swing Shift has become a case study for a star/producer interfering. Hawn and Russell saw the film as a lighthearted vehicle while the director Demme attempted to create a more serious film.[citation needed] Hawn requested a recut and partially re-shooting in order to enhance her role. Demme's director's cut exists on bootleg VHS only. Both cuts run 100 minutes.

Does the director's cut negative still exist? Not sure what the history of the bootleg. Either way, I doubt we'll ever see a director's cut.
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