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The Corporation (2003) Poster

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The current running time is distilled down from 450 hours of footage and 100 hours of interviews. The first cut ran to 33 hours.
It took three and a half years to raise the money to make the film, three years to shoot it and a year and a half to do the post-production.
Sam Gibara, the Chairman of Goodyear, would only agree to be interviewed in the Waldorf Astoria. As the film-makers were very keen to have him on film, they rented a room at the Waldorf. Unfortunately the Waldorf only rents its rooms for the night, so 3 crew members took the opportunity to overnight in one of the world's most famous hotels.
A lot of the footage is downloaded off the Internet from www.archive.org, a website dedicated to free film footage within the public domain.
One of the "subplots" that didn't make the final cut was about a children's festival where the Canadian singer/ children's entertainer Raffi was due to give a concert. Upon entering the festival, parents were greeted by a mocked-up KIA car showroom that would inevitably get the children excited as they were allowed to play in the cars, whilst being given KIA merchandise. The presence of this corporate employment of children pester power to be directed at their parents so disgusted Raffi that he pulled out of the concert. One of the reasons this segment was not included was that the film-makers were denied the opportunity to film the KIA showroom, and the handheld footage that they shot secretly wasn't good enough to be used in the final film.
Sold out its film festival screenings in its native Canadian cities of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
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The film's 70 interviews were conducted in front of a blue screen. Only 40 of them made it into the movie.
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Bento Box, a graphics company, produced animations to take place behind the interviewees but they ended up distracting audience attention and so were dropped.
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Mikela J. Mikael was called in to lay down a temp track for the narration. Despite repeated efforts, the film-makers were unable to come up with anyone better for the real narrative track, so they stuck with Mikael's.
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