’s 2007 historical epic “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
” was a flop for Warner Bros.
at the box office, grossing just under $4 million domestically against a $30 million production budget. The movie’s $15 million worldwide total wasn’t great either. In the year’s since, “Jesse James
” has emerged as a cult favorite thanks to its strong central performance from Brad Pitt
and its cinematography by Roger Deakins
. The Dp
’s work on the film is often credited as some of the best cinematography of the 21st century. In a new interview with Collider, Deakins reveals there is an over three-hour “Jesse James” cut he hopes will get a release.
“It should be [on Criterion],” Deakins said. “I would really like to see the long version, the first cut that I saw, released on Criterion. That’s what I’d hope for. It was over three hours.