Top 10 Ryan Lambie Feb 13, 2013
From classic noir thrillers to modern special effects blockbusters, we look at 10 movies that began production without a finished script...
"We started the film without a script, without a cast and without a shark," was how Richard Dreyfuss
famously summed up the nightmarish production of Jaws
, whose last-minute rewrites, technical hitches and sinking boats almost halted Steven Spielberg
's career before it had even begun.
was defined rather than destroyed by its arduous shoot. The presence of the murderous shark was implied through editing and music rather than excessive effects shots, while the absence of a finished script for much of the movie resulted in some of Jaws
' most memorable lines - "We're gonna need a bigger boat", Quint's bloodcurdling Indianapolis speech - were either improvised or partly written by the actors themselves.
As this article aims to demonstrate, starting a film production