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The Scarlet Letter (1995) Poster

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Listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide".
Demi Moore reportedly said she was fine with changing the ending, because not many people have read the book.
While viewing a scene during production, Demi Moore so disliked the way her hair looked, that she insisted the scene be re-shot, at her own expense.
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Composer Elmer Bernstein reportedly wrote a letter to Demi Moore thanking her for rejecting his music score for the film, so that he could use it to score a better film. Moore was involved in getting John Barry to write the final score, because she wanted a score like the one he did for the romantic, and very successful Out of Africa (1985).
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Demi Moore's real-life daughters, Scout Willis and Tallulah Willis, play infant Pearl and little Pearl.
Richard Gere, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, and Sir Anthony Hopkins were all considered for the male lead.
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Three original scores were written for this film. The ones by Ennio Morricone and Elmer Bernstein were rejected. The one used, was by John Barry.
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Eric Schweig and Sheldon Peters Wolfchild portrayed seventeenth century Native Americans in this film and Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994).
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Meg Ryan lobbied hard for the part of Hester Prynne.
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After bad reviews and a disastrous box-office performance in the U.S., it was released in UK cinemas without being screened for critics, a first for a major UK release.
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Demi Moore had known she was going to do the film since the start of 1994, when she was pregnant with daughter Tallulah Willis, and reportedly offered to give birth on-camera for inclusion in the film.
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Sharon Stone was considered for the role of Hester Prynne.
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After finishing this production, Amy Wright and Eric Schweig performed in Tom and Huck (1995) as Aunt Polly (Tom Sawyer's aunt) and the Native American criminal, Injun Joe.
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